From the daily archives: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

With the change in administrations changes are happening at all state agencies. New leadership. New goals. New priorities. And, as it turns out, new TV channels as well.

Plunderbund has just learned that the Ohio Department of Transportation’s cafeteria, which used to show CNN during the day, has recently been ordered by ODOT’s HR department to ONLY show Fox News (Kasich’s former employer).

First thoughts: is ODOT’s Human Resources paying someone to hang around the TV to yell at you if you change the channel? Did they just post a nasty memo? Or did they just take the cheap route […]

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I don’t often agree with Matt Mayer of the Buckeye Institute but his tweet this afternoon was dead on:

Not even the Buckeye Institute, a conservative group that promotes job creation and entrepreneurship, believes Kasich and Kvamme’s lies about transparency and ethics rules hindering the job creation abilities of JobsOhio and the Department of Development.

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Today’s JobsOhio hearing is about to start (check Twitter and I’ll update you if anything interesting happens). While you’re waiting I thought you might like to read Mark Kvamme’s testimony from yesterday. (see below)

Some quick notes: It’s very clear from Kvamme’s testimony at the JobsOhio hearing yesterday that he doesn’t know how state government works – and he doesn’t seem to care. This shouldn’t surprise anyone given that the guy who hired him has no clue either. And yet both men are making downright false claims that existing government regulations get in the way of development.

For example, Kvamme […]

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This morning, I called the office of Chairman of the House State Government Committee to ask what I needed to do so that I could offer opponent testimony to House Bill 1, Governor Kasich’s JobsOhio initiative.

The gentleman I talked to was very polite, professional, and respectful, but this is what I was told:

I needed to have 50 copies of my prepared testimony and be there today as the committee is scheduled to begin its second day of testimony at 11:00 this morning.  I asked that since I just saw a draft of the bill last night and didn’t […]

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