It’s been six days since the sudden resignation of two top members of Lt. Governor Mary Taylor’s staff, and the Governor has refused to say anything about it. But those aren’t the only reasonable questions the Governor is dodging. The Governor owes Ohioans some answers, and he can start by addressing these questions at his press conference in Cincinnati today:
1. Over 1,200 workers are scheduled to lose their jobs at Lancaster EveryWare. Have you spoken to both labor and management to see if anything could be done to stop the closing?
2. Failing for-profit charter schools, like those run by White Hat Management, continue to receive state support. How do you justify giving taxpayer money to for-profit schools that are not succeeding?
3. As a pro-life governor, do you support House Bill 351? It would effectively ban insurance coverage for abortions and eliminate coverage for several types of contraception, like the birth control pill and the IUD.
4. Have you spoken to Lt. Governor Mary Taylor about allegations that the work environment in her office is hostile, and do you believe she remains qualified to serve as your running mate?
5. Does your relationship with the Koch brothers explain why you won’t veto SB 310?
6. When you travel to fundraisers out of state who pays for your travel? Does your campaign reimburse the state for the cost of your security detail’s travel and hotel arrangements?
7. Under your administration, low and middle income taxpayers have been hit with higher sales and property taxes but the benefits of nearly all of your recent tax cuts have gone to the top 2-3%. Why?
8. Yes or no: if you’re reelected, will you support “right-to-work” legislation?