JobsOhio en Ohio Supreme Court issues long awaited ruling in JobsOhio case <p>The state’s highest court has ruled that ProgressOhio, a liberal policy group, and two Democratic lawmakers, do not have the right to sue over the constitutionality of JobsOhio.</p><p>"It's been a long, strange trip," said ProgressOhio’s Brian Rothenberg, who had sued on behalf of taxpayers.</p><p>The case has been tied up in court for more than a year. The ruling means the Ohio Supreme Court will not decide the issue of whether the legislature’s creation of JobsOhio was constitutional.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:28:17 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 27801 at JobsOhio: Boon or bust for Kasich? <p>So, the Ohio Ethics Commission said this week it has no reason to investigate Gov. John Kasich’s ethical relationship with a company that received more than $500,000 in state tax credits.</p><p>End of story, right?</p><p>Well, maybe not.</p><p>It is a story that involves JobsOhio, the private non-profit economic development firm created by Kasich soon after he became governor to replace the public Ohio Department of Development.</p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 16242 at JobsOhio: Boon or bust for Kasich? JobsOhio: Economic boom or constitutional bust? <P align=left>Supporters say it's a boost to job creation in Ohio. Critics went to court, saying JobsOhio is an unaccountable private group with access to taxpayer dollars. Lower courts dismissed the case brought by Progress Ohio and two Democratic lawmakers. Now a limited-government legal center has sided with them, saying the enforceability of the state's constitution is at stake. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 19:25:05 +0000 Ann Thompson & Mark Heyne 2616 at JobsOhio: Economic boom or constitutional bust?