From the daily archives: Friday, October 7, 2011

Earlier in the week Tim Ryan along with other Reps. Kaptur, Kucinich, Fudge and Sutton and Senator Sherrod Brown sent a letter to the US Department of Transportation questioning whether it was appropriate for Kasich’s people at the Ohio Department of Transportation to spend $1.5 million in federal money to hire a consultant to research Kasich’s plan to sell Ohio’s turnpike.

Today the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) came back with their answer: Nope.

Kasich’s ODOT Director Jerry Wray believed politics was the reason and he went so far as to send out an email claiming:

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