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Ethical implications, possible conflicts of interest fuel ongoing controversy
May 22, 2013

State Rep. Matt Lundy (D- Elyria) sent a letter to Gov. Kasich today and President and CEO of JobsOhio John Minor calling on them to voluntarily release the list of the five anonymous donors that provided $6.9 million used to run JobsOhio in its first year. The anonymous donations raise serious concerns about ethics at the organization and the potential for misusing funds. It is also important for Ohioans to know whether those who made the donations received any loan or grant from JobsOhio.

 
 
Phillips, Ashford, Ramos elected to round out House Dems New Leadership Team
May 22, 2013
State Rep. Tracy Maxwell Heard Chosen as House Democratic Leader

Tuesday, the Ohio House Democratic Caucus selected State Rep. Tracy Maxwell Heard (D-Columbus) as the new Democratic Leader of the Ohio House of Representatives.

 
 
House Bill 167 draws from Columbus Education Commission's meetings, recommendations
May 16, 2013

Today, House Democratic Whip and State Rep. Tracy Maxwell Heard (D-Columbus) introduced House Bill 167 with her joint sponsor, House Republican Whip and State Rep. Cheryl L. Grossman (R-Grove City). The bill comes after months of deliberation by the Columbus Education Commission on how to best address the issue of improving education in the Columbus City School district.

 
 

State Representative Debbie Phillips will hold a series of Community Roundtable meetings in the district on May 20th and May 23rd. These meetings provide a chance to speak directly with area residents and leaders about their issues and concerns, and to provide an update on legislative matters at the Statehouse.

 
 
Large Raises, Questionable Statements and Possible Conflicts of Interest Fuel Ongoing Controversy
May 8, 2013

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Matt Lundy (D- Elyria) sent a letter to Gov. Kasich today calling on him to voluntarily release the staff salaries for JobsOhio employees, and to clearly identify what criteria was used to set salary levels for staff.  Recent news stories raising questions about the number of former state employees hired by JobsOhio, their large raises, and questionable statements made about JobsOhio not being “restrained by ethics laws” have only fueled controversy and questions surrounding the quasi public-private agency. 

 
 
Industry-driven municipal water revenues should be freed up, says lawmaker
May 6, 2013
 
Rep. Clyde Calls on SOS Husted to enforce 2012 Federal Court Decision
May 3, 2013