Politifact saves their pants-on-fire ratings for straight-up lies, so it seems quite appropriate that Kasich just got one for his continued insistence that out-of-state arbitrators are helping to resolve contract disputes in Ohio.

According to Kasich:

“They talk about this problem with binding arbitration. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me to have somebody from Los Angeles fly into Zanesville and impose a wage settlement on you that you have to pay and then they’re on the plane back to Los Angeles.”

Kasich has also claimed arbitrators could be coming in from “Kokomo, Indiana.”

As Politifact points out the arbitrator “must be an Ohio resident, according to a provision in the state law that outlines the rules for binding arbitration.”

So Kasich is just lying when he says that anyone from California or Indiana would come to Ohio to help with labor disputes. No big surprise there.

Funny story about California and Indiana though: Kasich appointed people from both of these states to his cabinet which, it turns out, is also illegal.

The appointment of Scott Nally to the EPA and Mark Kvamme to Development were both unconsitutional because Nally lived in Indiana and Kvamme in California.

Nally’s appointment had to be resubmitted after he moved to Ohio. And Kvamme had to be removed from Development and sent to the Gov’s office until Kasich could appoint him CFO of JobsOhio.

So apparently Kasich thinks it’s just fine to give control of hundreds of millions of dollars, with no oversight or accountability, to a guy from California but not for them to help with labor disputes?

And apparently Kasich and his entire legal team are completely unfamiliar with the Ohio Constitution and important parts of labor law as well? And they didn’t have the time or energy to look up these statements before Kasich repeated them multiple times?

It’s a good thing Kasich, his speech writers and his legal team aren’t getting merit-based pay because they’d all be earning a “ineffective” ratings.

  • Anonymous

    Correct me if I’m wrong, Joe, but isn’t this the first Pants On Fire rating for anything said in the entire SB 5/Issue 2 debate?

  • Rescueinc1

    Think the DISPATCH will actually pick this up and run? Me either! Wolfe family has TOO much money into this fight to be honest about it! NO ON ISSUE 2!

  • Rescueinc1

    Think the DISPATCH will actually pick this up and run? Me either! Wolfe family has TOO much money into this fight to be honest about it! NO ON ISSUE 2!

  • Anonymous

    I believe you’re right. This brings to 20 the number of times Politifact has looked into Kasich’s statements as governor, and he’s been found to be lying fully HALF of the time.

  • Anastasjoy

    Actually, Politi”Fact” only saves their “Pants on Fire” rating for straight-up lies from the RIGHT. They have used it inappropriately when someone on the left says something better rated “mostly true” like Sherrod Brown’s campaign contending that Josh Mandel supported eliminating Medicare. If Weasel Mandel’s position was unclear (as usual), but the people supporting him most avidly had that position, it’s definitely not “pants on fire” to contend that. 

  • Anonymous

    I wasn’t aware there were any direct flights from LA into Zanesville, Ohio.  Must be on
    Kvamme Air Lines.  Is that the one where the crew keeps bending over backwards to kiss their own butts?  Kasich must be whiffing that wacky stuff again

  • The radical TGOPers lie; they get elected; the wreck/break stuff; they brag that it is broken;  they lose their jobs; Dems cant fix it in one election ; they brag that stuff is broken, time’s up; they get elected;  they break stuff some more, lather rinse repeat.

    The have never worked for me; they DON’T work for us. They work for the 1% only. Vote for TGOP if you want 100% of nothing including moldy crumbs.

    We deserve better; they get worse and more vile and more venal, and more evil.  Someone is responsible for voting for these monsters. I’m Not.

    I voted no on 1, 2, and 3.  Suggest you do the same to let Prince John and the other minions of the Kochroach brothers and ALEC know that they work for us, not the other way around.

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