ProgressOhio en Democrats Want Probe Into ODNR And Fracking Controversy <p>An environmental group has discovered a controversial playbook that a state department drew up to tackle oil and gas drilling issues. The plan calls into question the relationship between a state agency and the industry it’s supposed to regulate. Now, two state lawmakers are asking for legislative hearings to further investigate hearings.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:31:05 +0000 Ohio Public Radio & Andy Chow 46092 at Democrats Want Probe Into ODNR And Fracking Controversy JobsOhio: Who Can Challenge It? <p>Governor Kasich’s private job creation entity, JobsOhio, has been at the center of controversy since it began. Because it's partially a private board, it's free from some of the regulations and public scrutiny that government organizations face.</p><p>A lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of JobsOhio was brought before the Ohio Supreme Court this week. But as Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler tells Emily McCord, before that decision can be made, the question of who is allowed to sue JobsOhio must be settled first.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 19:18:17 +0000 Emily McCord 41803 at JobsOhio: Who Can Challenge It? Liberal And Conservative Groups Join To Stop Kasich's Jobs Program <p>A coalition of progressive groups and a pair of Democratic state representatives are going back to the Ohio Supreme Court over the state&rsquo;s job creation agency JobsOhio. But as Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports, this time they have some unlikely help. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:52:26 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 19838 at PoliticsOhio: Progressive Group Concerned Over Public Money Combatting Senate Bill 5 Ballot Issue <p>&nbsp;In the week&rsquo;s edition of PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Ohio Public Radio&rsquo;s Karen Kasler. A progressive think tank alleges that public money is being used to fund a campaign to support Senate Bill 5. Kasler reports on how they have connected the dots and on whether or not the assertion has legs. Also, she touches on a new website launched this week by Treasuer Josh Mandel and on his chances of a Senate run.</p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 21:45:00 +0000 Emily McCord 3892 at Elections Chief says ProgressOhio has No Grounds to Challenge of Federal Health Ballot <p>COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio&#39;s elections chief says a liberal policy group has no legal grounds for challenging his certification of a fall ballot measure that seeks to exempt the state from provisions in the federal health care overhaul.</p><p>In a response filed Tuesday to ProgressOhio&#39;s lawsuit, Secretary of State Jon Husted says it&#39;s improper for the group to challenge the signatures submitted to get the measure on the ballot. He questioned the group&#39;s contention that extra information was included on petitions.</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 11:26:33 +0000 Associated Press 2862 at Elections Chief says ProgressOhio has No Grounds to Challenge of Federal Health Ballot