From the daily archives: Monday, January 14, 2013

In October 2010, Governor Strickland and AEP announced plans for a project called Turning Point that would construct a “50 million-watt solar field on 500 acres in southeast Ohio that was once a strip mine.”   The plan would involve the investment of $250 Million in Ohio and create 300 construction jobs and 300 additional jobs at the facility.

Last week Kasich’s PUCO appointees voted to kill Turning Point and the associated jobs despite the fact that PUCO’s staff had highly recommended the project be allowed to move forward.

The decision could also put another corporate expansion at risk, along […]

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John Kasich’s  now-famous “get on the bus” comments, made days after being elected Governor of Ohio, set the tone for the past two years of his administration.   The comments were aimed at Ohio’s businesses and trade/industry groups and the point was very clear:  if you want to deal with THIS Governor’s office, then you better get on board by publicly supporting Kasich, hiring the Governor’s friends and providing as much financial support as possible.

American Electric Power and its leadership, for reasons that will be clear in a moment, were likely on Kasich’s mind as he made these comments.  And despite […]

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