From the daily archives: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It seems Mike DeWine’s unfolding pay to play scandal hasn’t stopped his closest friends and political allies from holding big dollar fundraisers for his campaign.  Just recently Mike Kiggen, a friend of DeWine’s from his law school days, held a fundraiser that featured some exotic guests.

According to ProgressOhio, Kiggen lobbies on behalf of law firms seeking special counsel work with the AG’s office.  And Kiggen’s fundraiser comes just days after it was revealed that DeWine has no formal process in place for choosing who is awarded lucrative special counsel contracts from his office.  Instead, […]

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In his bid to unseat incumbent first-term Republican Auditor of State David Yost, John Patrick Carney, who represents Ohio’s 22nd House District, found time Friday afternoon to answer questions in the first in a new series of interviews that will be featured exclusively at Plunderbund called Profile Ohio.

Conducted at the downtown Columbus headquarters for ODP, Mr. Carney takes on one subject after another: JobsOhio and Yost’s refusal to drill into the secret group’s books, the need for more transparency in government, charter schools, job creation and other many other topics including an amendment to the Ohio Constitution that […]

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