From the daily archives: Sunday, April 17, 2011

When John Kasich introduced his JobsOhio plan he was very clear about why Ohio needed to privatize its economic development efforts:

“The state’s economic development efforts no longer meet the needs of Ohio’s economy”, “they do not relate effectively to businesses”, and they “have become burdened by bureaucratic inefficiency.”

It may have sounded reasonable then, but it sounds amazingly odd now given that JobsOhio is still just an idea on paper and yet John Kasich has been running around the state telling everyone who will listen that his first 100 days in office has been the most effective economic […]

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A year ago, Kasich spokeman Rob Nichols suggested that Ted Strickand was wasting taxpayer money any time he used the State’s plane to travel and that the State didn’t even need a State plane. Now, Nichols suggests that it’s vital for Ohio’s economy that Kasich spends nearly $400 a day using the State plane sometimes for no other reason than to make a staff announcement to garner more favorable local media coverage.

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