COLUMBUS – Today, the Ohio Democratic Party filed suit in the Ohio Supreme Court against State Treasurer Josh Mandel over his refusal to comply with his legal obligation to provide copies of requested public records for nearly two months regarding his taxpayer-funded tele-town halls and his office’s involvement to assist corrupt businessman and Mandel donor Benjamin Suarez.
COLUMBUS– Today, the John Patrick Carney campaign for Ohio Auditor of State announced that it pulled in more than $206,000 since mid-June, with a cash on hand balance exceeding $943,000. This compares to about $169,000 raised by incumbent Auditor Dave Yost’s campaign, marking the fourth time Rep. Carney has outraised Auditor Yost.
COLUMBUS– The latest Public Policy Polling Ohio Survey shows the State Auditor’s race between Democratic candidate John Patrick Carney and incumbent Dave Yost as nearly neck-and-neck. 40% of people polled stated they would vote for John Patrick Carney, while 42% stated they would vote for Dave Yost, and 17% remained undecided.
CINCINNATI – Today, Auditor of State candidate and State Representative John Patrick Carney joined southwest Ohio leaders to voice concerns about local public tax dollars being lost to failing charter schools in Hamilton and Butler Counties.
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.
Reports Point Out Ongoing Problems At Ohio Charters, Little Oversight
COLUMBUS – A report recently published by the Akron Beacon Journal revealed disturbing details surrounding the operation of a chain of 19 publicly funded Ohio charter schools. The Horizon and Noble Academies were founded by Turkish immigrants and operate under the ‘Concept Schools’ name. The Akron Beacon Journal report questions the facts that the schools in Ohio were allowed to “hire 325 educators almost exclusively from Turkey” and that “as early as 2002, state audits found thousands of public dollars ‘illegally expended’ to finance the U.S. citizenship process for Turkish employees”. The report also highlighted another early state audit found “as many as 20 percent of teachers at one school were not licensed”.