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Fri Aug 2, 2013, 08:34 AM

Ed FitzGerald calls for ethics probe of Gov. John Kasich, JobsOhio

Ed FitzGerald calls for ethics probe of Gov. John Kasich, JobsOhio
By Joe Hallett
The Columbus Dispatch Friday August 2, 2013 7:41 AM

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/08/02/ed-fitzgerald-calls-for-ethics-probe-of-gov--john-kasich-jobsohio.html

The fledgling 2014 race for governor heated up yesterday when the likely Democratic nominee requested an ethics investigation into whether Republican Gov. John Kasich or his privatized economic-development agency broke the law.

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald asked the Ohio Ethics Commission to determine whether board members of JobsOhio illegally benefited from financial incentives awarded by the private entity, which is underwritten by state liquor profits.

FitzGerald’s complaint was spurred by a Dayton Daily News report on Wednesday that six of nine members of the JobsOhio board have ties to companies that received tax credits or other assistance from the state or JobsOhio since Kasich took office in 2011.

The newspaper identified JobsOhio directors who were either employed by, on the board of or stockholders in the benefiting companies. They included such iconic Ohio-based companies as Bob Evans, Procter & Gamble, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Oil.... MORE

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Reply Ed FitzGerald calls for ethics probe of Gov. John Kasich, JobsOhio (Original post)
theHandpuppet Aug 2013 OP
Ninga Aug 2013 #1
Botany Aug 2013 #2
ladym55 Aug 2013 #3
Enthusiast Aug 2013 #4
theHandpuppet Aug 2013 #6
theHandpuppet Aug 2013 #5

Response to theHandpuppet (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2013, 09:47 AM

1. The Ohio governors race in 2014 is critical and kudos to Ed Fitzgerald

for asking the Ohio ethics commission to investigate Jobs Ohio.

The Koch Bros et al, have padded Kasich's re-election coffers to the tune of millions while Fitzzgerald's fund raising is lagging.

Ohio and the nation needs to pay attention to this race!

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Response to theHandpuppet (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2013, 10:50 AM

2. Kasich and his buddies are running a scam that would make Bernie Madoff blush

They borrowed $ from wall st / big banks and they have bought all the profits from
liquor sales for the next ??? years and those profits will be worth millions and millions
of $s. So instead of the profits from state liquor sales going into the general fund
they will go into "jobs Ohio" which is now a semi private organization which the
public can not look into.

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Response to theHandpuppet (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2013, 04:02 PM

3. And our job growth is really, really poor

Aren't we rated 47th in the nation in private-sector job growth?

JobsOhio is certainly working out well for Ohio citizens, huh?

I don't understand why so many Ohioans are so dense about what is going on with Kasich and the super majority Rethuglicans. They are merrily destroying the state and its economy, and folks are somehow okay with this.

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Response to theHandpuppet (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 06:51 AM

4. Kasich has got to go!

Repeat after me, "Kasich has got to go!"

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 08:35 AM

6. Fitzgerald needs donors!

Check out my thread below on the money available to Kasich compared to that of FitzGerald. The cupboard is looking pretty bare for most of the top Dem candidates.

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Response to theHandpuppet (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 08:32 AM

5. Kasich is a PIG

I can't believe the voters of Ohio chose this scumbag over Ted Strickland.

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