After serving four months as the Ohio Development Leader, Jim Leftwich is leaving the position.
Gov. John Kasich's office stated that as Leftwich plans to return to the private sector, Christiane "Chris" Schmenk, general counsel for the Ohio Department of Development, will take over. Schmenk will lead the department's reorganization as the state's economic development efforts are moved to the new nonprofit private corporation JobsOhio. Schmenk will assume the director's role on Aug. 1.
In this week's edition of PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with Martin Gottlieb from the Dayton Daily News to discuss the change in the Senate version of the state budget regarding the JobsOhio Plan, public response to Senate Bill 5 and controversial early voting legislation taking place at the statehouse.
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.