In response to today’s Dayton Daily News investigative report on potential conflicts of interest at JobsOhio, Rep. Matt Lundy (D-Elyria) released the following statement:
“The veil of secrecy over JobsOhio creates fertile ground for possible corruption.
“Even the perception of conflicts of interest needs to be taken seriously. JobsOhio should be subject to all of the ethics laws that government officials must adhere to.
“Using taxpayer money to reward cozy relationships at JobsOhio and the Governor’s office is appalling.
“It is more apparent now than ever before that we need to account for every dollar used in the name of economic development-- instead of having a ‘take care of your buddy system’.”