In this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler. She recently conducted Mark Kvamme's first broadcast interview since his serious motorcross accident and since the lawsuit that removed him from the director position at JobsOhio, the private jobs creation board. Kasler talks with McCord about his plans. Plus, they discuss the state budget currently being debated in the Senate.
In PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Dayton Daily News' Ellen Belcher. In their conversation, they talk about the appointment of James Leftwich from the Dayton Development Coalition to the Governor's JobsOhio plan. Also, they discuss a new bill proposed to require voters to show a government photo ID when they go to polls and how the Governor Kasich's budget will affect local government.
The Senate has approved Ohio Governor John Kasich's plan to hand over job creation functions to a non-profit corporation after lawmakers changed the measure to address some concerns about ethics and public access. On a 31-2 vote, the Republican-led Senate passed the bill to create the new JobsOhio entity. The House passed a different version of the bill and would have to agree to the changes before it goes to Kasich's desk for a signature.