Governor Kasich was recently asked in a Cincinnati Business Courier interview “What’s your best elevator speech to a CEO on why to move to Ohio?” Rather than note the actual people of Ohio and their tremendous talent and work ethic, the Governor said the following: “First is location. We’re within 600 miles of 60 percent of the country, and that’s a big deal. Secondly, we’re stable. We have very strong finances. We’re running surpluses. We’re cutting taxes. And we also are engaged in workforce development.”
Today, the John Patrick Carney campaign for Ohio Auditor of State announced that it pulledin more than $180,000 in just more than a month, bringing the campaign total to more than $1 million to elect John Patrick Carney. The campaign also reports since April 24, its cash on hand has remained stable at more than $736,000.
Friends of FitzGerald-Neuhardt released its Post-Primary Campaign Finance Report today. In just seven weeks, the campaign has raised over $860,000. The campaign has $1.9 million cash on hand.
Democratic gubernatorial nominee and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald released the following statement on Governor Kasich’s decision to sign SB 310, the bill which freezes Ohio’s renewable energy and efficiency standards.
Editorial By: Brent Larkin was The Plain Dealer’s editorial director from 1991 until his retirement in 2009. Photo at left: Akron businessman David Brennan, founder of White Hat Management, with his trademark white hat – The Plain Dealer File Photo.
Given a choice between siding with what’s best for taxpayers or contributors, Ohio’s Republican-run House will almost always choose the latter.
When it comes to consistently selling out their constituents, House Speaker Bill Batchelder and his crew have no peers. Rare is the occasion when good government bests a good-sized check.