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Unlikely allies unite against Ohio Gov. Kasich
ProgressOhio and Ohio Roundtable question constitutionality of the governor's jobs partnership
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Two groups that often find themselves on opposites sides of issues are coming together to oppose Ohio’s Republican governor and legislative leaders on some key issues. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.
Unlikely allies unite against Kasich

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ProgressOhio’s Brian Rothenberg says all Ohioans should be concerned with what’s happening at the Ohio Statehouse these days.

“It’s not about being an R or D here. This is about your rights and your rights being eroded.”

Rothenberg’s concerns are echoed by Rob Walgate with the Ohio Roundtable. Both groups are upset over laws that are being passed that they say restrict Ohioans access the ballot to change state laws through voter referendums.

Both men also question the constitutionality of Gov. Kasich’s JobsOhio, the state’s new non-profit private corporation. Walgate, a conservative who is usually an ally of Republicans, says the Gov. Kasich is not listening to his group’s concerns.

“They don’t want to talk to us about this. They’ve taken the attitude that they are smarter than the rest of us, they know more than the rest of us and they can make decisions that will benefit everybody, regardless of whether that means breaking the law or not.”

Gov. Kasich’s spokesman, Rob Nichols, says, “The governor’s singular mission is to create jobs, and both of these organizations have repeatedly lined up against that goal. I’m surprised that they’re surprised that we don’t want to help them with their anti-jobs agenda.”
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