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New motion filed in Kasich's privatizing of state's jobs program
Plaintiffs file for restraining order to stop the state from shifting money and authority to private jobs board
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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JobsOhio is the new, private nine-member board that will oversee job creation in Ohio.
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The groups that are suing over privatizing economic development in Ohio are asking the Ohio Supreme Court to stop the state from moving forward with that program. In an interview with Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles, Brian Rothenberg of ProgressOhio explains his group wants the Ohio Supreme Court to grant an immediate restraining order against the state.

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Rothenberg says his group has serious questions about the constitutionality of the program Gov. John Kasich calls JobsOhio. Kasich the new, nonprofit, private board that will oversee job creation in Ohio will be able to compete better with businesses because it won’t be bogged down by unnecessary rules and regulations.

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