Yesterday kicked off Sunshine Week, a national event aimed at highlighting “the importance of open government and freedom of information.”

Ohio’s Republicans celebrated by trying to negotiate a compromise over how much information they will be hiding from the public related to the finances of JobsOhio.

According to the Dispatch State Auditor Yost, who clearly has the authority to audit JobsOhio, made an offer to Kasich to give up some of that authority by making sure “the results of the audit would not become public record for five years”.

This means the details of JobsOhio’s finances would be hidden from public view until long after the 2014 election and after Kasich’s potential run for President in 2016.

Kasich’s people rejected the idea calling it “completely unacceptable.”

You know what’s completely unacceptable?   Ohio’s Republicans bargaining over how much information we deserve to see, and when we deserve to see it, when billions of public dollars are being spent without any public oversight.

Happy Sunshine Week, Ohio.



    GOP “Moral Values” at work.

  • What an ironic way to commemorate “Sunshine Week.” Rainy days and Mondays always get me down…

  • Yost will be toast if that deal went through. So much for transparency. These GOPers are all of the same ilk…they will cover for one another and protect their fiefdoms at all costs. What’s intriguing is that’s exactly what they did during the Noe scandal…don’t they ever learn???

  • dmoore2222

    Oh there’s much more to come out of this boondoggle. As the heat turns up and people forget which lie they last told it will get downright ugly. Notice Kvamme is nowhere to be found. He made his quick money and go out of town once he saw what a quagmire this could be. “No honor amongst thieves” as the saying goes.

  • DublinIrishBob

    Who misses Bob Taft?

  • Bob M

    So, from top to bottom, east to west, there are NO honest members of the GOP to be found in Ohio? Not a one anywhere speaking out against this crap?

    One would think that some of the members of the so-called TEA party would be upset about such “waste” of state money, but they are no where to be found, either. No surprise there.

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