News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Knight Foundation


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government and Politics


Democrats push for more transparency from JobsOhio
Rep. John Carney (D-Columbus) says the way the agency operates is 'absurd'
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


Reporter
Jo Ingles
 
Rep. John Carney while the House was in session. He and other Democrats have been cautioning about JobsOhio transparency.
Courtesy of Ohio General Assembly
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
Some Democratic state lawmakers are proposing a bill that would make JobsOhio’s activities more transparent. Rep. John Carney says he’s concerned about reports that of potential conflicts of interest in the state’s not-for-profit job creation agency. The Columbus representative says the money in JobsOhio belongs to taxpayers and they deserve to know how it is being spent.
LISTEN: Democrats push for more transparency from JobsOhio

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:21)


“This idea that somehow we took a stream of liquor profits and turned them into private money, and now private actors get to decide what to do with it and can hand it out to whoever they want ...  seems totally absurd to me. And frankly, I’ve gone out and talked to a lot of Ohioans and it seems totally absurd to them.”

Carney says he knows his legislation won’t have a chance in the Republican-dominated Legislature, but he hopes Ohioans will start asking questions about it. Lawmakers recently passed a bill that prevents Republican state Auditor Dave Yost from auditing JobsOhio. Gov. Kasich and backers of JobsOhio say much of the information critics want needs to be confidential so that the state doesn’t give away trade secrets when competing for jobs.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

The tiny town that time, and elections, forgot may go out of existance
Thank you for this story. I grew up in Limaville, my parents home is there still...unsellable due to the septic/sewer problem. Sometimes I am sorry I left...wis...

Air Force unit gets training and Youngstown gets rid of some eyesores
Do they have to totally destroy all the beautiful oak and leaded windows, which I am thinking are probably there? Do they just have to destroy them like that? C...

Jewish challah and Native American fry bread at an Akron cultural exchange
Each time I saw the young students relate to each other, I got goose bumps. These young students can and hopefully will teach all of us to live and respect eac...

One of the Cleveland Orchestra's most celebrated musicians bids farewell
I had the honor of studying with Franklin Cohen in the late 80s and early 90s. He is unparalleled both as a clarinetist and as a musician. His deep personal war...

Summa's dress code is not 'etched in stone'
SOME OF THESE POLICIES ARE A COMPLETE JOKE. UNLESS YOU ARE DOING THESE TYPE OF JOBS EVERY DAY, YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IS COMFORTABLE AND REASONABLE OR NOT. UNLESS ...

In a crowded, controversial field, Kasich's low-profile may be a boon
I think it should be required that if a candidate wants to use the facilities of one of our state universities to promote him- or herself, they should be requir...

How's Kasich selling in New Hampshire, and what about Iowa?
"If he heads there, says Gomez, he’ll either have to shy away from those issues, flip flop or “stick his finger in their face and say, ‘Yeah, yeah, I expa...

Ohio School Boards Association says new law could mean state takeovers of schools virtually anywhere
It would be nice if the state were this concerned about the dozens of failing charter schools.

Republican National Convention plans outreach to African American voters in Ohio
Too late! Seriously - I think the Republicans already blew another outreach campaign to blacks when they allowed many prominent members of their party to spea...

Canton adds acoustic sensors to locate gun shots
We never had drive by shootings and all these gun slingers until about ten years ago. I have lived here in the same old German neighborhood since 1947. The ...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University