From the daily archives: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Back in September, shortly after it was reported that six of the nine JobsOhio board members have serious conflict of interest issues, Board Chairman James Boland admitted to the Dispatch that JobsOhio is seen as a “self-dealing, secretive and unaccountable” organization  by the public.  (Note:  Boland was one of the six with potential conflicts )

Boland denied there was any problem at JobsOhio (“We have nothing to hide here”, he said) and said he didn’t have any plans to provide more transparency or public oversight of his organization to help change the image.

Instead, he planned to hire some new public relations experts.

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Our friends over at Michigan’s Eclectablog are working diligently this week to help raise money for April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse,  a same-sex couple challenging Michigan’s discriminatory marriage ban.

Before you do anything else, please read this amazing interview with the women and their three adopted children.

The couple’s fight began when they realized Michigan law prevents them from adopting their children together, meaning the non-adoptive parent has no parental rights if something were to happy to her partner.

Their lawsuit has expanded, and they are now fighting to overturn Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Seriously, go read the interview. […]

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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has released their second annual Worst Governors in America report and, for the second year in a row, Ohio’s John Kasich made the cut.

According to CREW “Gov. Kasich will do whatever it takes to keep the public in the dark about the non-profit he created, and played partisan politics with his state’s voting laws.”

That about sums it up. You can read the full list of reasons Kasich made the list here. The full report is available here.

 

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