Progress Ohio

JobsOhio
2:28 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court issues long awaited ruling in JobsOhio case

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.

"It's been a long, strange trip," said ProgressOhio’s Brian Rothenberg, who had sued on behalf of taxpayers.

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.

Politics
4:58 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Cincinnati apologizes for Chabot camera confiscation

The City of Cincinnati and Progress Ohio are trying to put an incident behind them involving police confiscation of cameras at a Steve Chabot Town Hall meeting in Avondale last year.

Two political activists at the North Avondale Community Center last year wanted to record the Republican Representative and his position on various issues. Cincinnati Police wrongly took their cameras at the instruction of Chabot's staff-members. The City has apologized.

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State Integrity Investigation
3:25 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

JobsOhio: Economic boom or constitutional bust?

Ohio's 1851 Constitution
Online encyclopedia Ohio History Central

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. WVXU's Mark Heyne and Ann Thompson look at the controversy surrounding JobsOhio.

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