JOBSOHIO

The AP reports that former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Cupp, now working for Auditor Yost, is “raising unique ethical issues” after meeting with the Governor’s office and JobsOhio in the days leading up to the turn over of financial records to the Auditor’s Office.   While serving on the Supreme Court Cupp dealt with legal questions about  JobsOhio.  The return of public start-up money by JobsOhio could impact the lawsuit.

The Dayton Daily News reports that 19 of JobsOhio’s 22 employees are former state employees, and most got pay raises averaging 20% when they moved to JobsOhio.   Kasich said he needed JobsOhio because the Department of Development had too many bureaucrats.

State Rep Lundy has called on Kasich to release the details about JobsOhio salaries.

EDUCATION

Innovation Ohio reports that 62 schools district had new money levies on Tuesday’s ballot and 74 communities had tax levies on the ballot to pay for public safety.   Locals governments and schools have been scrambling deal with huge budget shortfalls caused by Kasich’s budget cuts.

Tenth Period reports that brick-and-mortar charter schools spend more per-pupil that traditional public schools, even though 75% of Ohio’s charter schools received and F on the new state report card and 40% of the charter schools funds is sent to charters that perform worse than the districts they are located in.

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that officials at a Cleveland-area charter school stole $2 Million by using shell companies owned and operated by the officials and their family members.  In February, the head of the Lion of Judah charter school in Cleveland was indicted on charges of stealing $1.2 Million from the taxpayer-funded school.

ANTI-UNION BILLS

Republican State Rep Ron Maag, the guy who recently introduced anti-union legislation in the Ohio House, claims states with similar laws in place have higher worker pay.   PolitiFact calls that “mostly false”.

Maag’s bill started moving through the House yesterday.

 

 
  • dmoore2222

    All of this will surely make companies want to move to Ohio. Right?

  • Jor Dough

    Gotta give round of applause to Kasuck and his minions on the J[R]obsOhio scam. The Republicans have mapped into the gullibility and angst of the electorate with Yost’s phony investigation that now shows how dirty the entire Republican agenda is and how caustic it is. Even a ex-Ohio Supreme Court justice is corroded by the corruption (or maybe he was always a corrupt moron – who knows?)

    Yost fooled many Ohioans and the media across the political spectrum. Yost’s bogus inquiry allowed Kasuck to segregate public from self-defined “private” records of public business that used public money. Now no one can get to these so-called private records where Kasuck stashed the damning evidence and Yost buried it for him.

    Since the whole Yost bogus investigation is a “ongoing” nobody is gonna get a glimpse at what records Yost got form Kasuck’s J[R]obs Ohio scam.

    All-in-all a well done concealment of public records by Yost and Kasuck that will allow millions of public dollars to go out the door to wherever without public disclosure. It is kind of humorous how the so-called media watch dogs glommed onto the plan like the good citizens of the Emerald City who don’t ever see what is behind the curtain.

    The Ohio GOP personifies the danger in electing stupid and dishonest scumbags whose motivation is only greed to statewide, or any public office.

  • dmoore2222

    Love your take on this, Jor. Maybe I’m naive but the more layered something like this gets the greater the possibility of a bombshell. It’s gets more difficult all the time to control a monster like this. It usually starts with an underling who says or does something stupid (a la Watergate) that opens the flood gates. I truly believe there are many impeachable offenses wrapped up in here. If the Dispatch truly wanted to avoid becoming an ad flier, they would find that underling.

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