Mandel defended illegal donations months after illegal straw donor plan uncovered
Today, Suarez Corporation Industries CFO Michael Giorgio reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors admitting that he and Canton businessman Benjamin Suarez illegally conspired to donate over $100,000 to Josh Mandel’s failed Senate campaign by using employees as straw donors to circumvent federal campaign finance laws.
Today, State Auditor candidate and State Representative John Patrick Carney voiced concerns to educators and community members in Wayne County about the growing trend of local public tax dollars being lost to failing charter schools across the state.
The most recent Ohio Department of Education report card data shows thousands of dollars in school funding are being diverted from highly ranked public schools to lower ranked or failing charter schools.
In April, more Ohioans gave up looking for work than found jobs. Just 12,600 Ohioans became employed, while 14,000 job searchers dropped out of the labor force all together – 2,800 jobs were also lost in the education and health services. [Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services, 5/16/2014.