Statewide News
12:23 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

High Court to Decide Group's Right to Sue JobsOhio

Ohio's high court has agreed to settle a key legal question regarding the new private economic development entity created by Republican Gov. John Kasich: Do opponents have grounds to sue?

So far, lower courts have rejected a legal challenge to JobsOhio brought by a liberal policy group and two Democratic state lawmakers.

They've stopped short of ruling on the constitutionality of the nonprofit jobs-creation board, instead saying the parties can't show harm and so don't have standing to sue.

The Ohio Supreme Court said Wednesday it would take the case and settle the question of standing.