From the daily archives: Thursday, May 10, 2012

The President’s announcement of his support of gay marriage is the big story today – rightly.

But an interesting opinion from the Ohio Supreme Court on a public records issue could also provide some support for equal right issues.  The case is State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Craig, Slip Opinion No. 2012-Ohio-1999.

This case involved a public records request by the Cincinnati Enquirer for records related to a September 18, 2010 shootout at JD’s Honky Tonk bar in Cincinnati involving possible motorcycle gang members.  The request sought the names of two police officers who had been shot, as […]

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If John Kasich gets his way, Mark Kvamme and his private development organization JobsOhio will be taking control of hundreds of million of state dollars to be given away in the form of grants, loans and tax incentives. And now it seems they are accepting unknown amounts of private “donations” from undisclosed donors as well. And while we are now getting a glimpse of how part of this money is being spent, most of JobsOhio’s expenses will never have to be revealed.

We’ve already discussed the many, many reasons this is a bad idea. Not only do private development organizations […]

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