Gov. John Kasich
JobsOhio says it’s not a public entity, but is that true?
Ohio’s economic developer, JobsOhio, is quick to say it’s a private, non-profit corporation and it’s quick to add that its hundreds of millions of dollars are private as well. “JobsOhio is a private nonprofit corporation wholly funded by an independent private source — the profits from the JobsOhio Beverage System (JOBS) liquor enterprise — that […]
DeWine reappoints utility commissioner who didn’t do much to protect FirstEnergy customers
Regulatory reform? DeWine reappoints utility commissioner who didn't do much to protect FirstEnergy customers.
How info likely leading to massive settlement almost stayed hidden
It seems to be an object lesson in the importance of government transparency. Revelations that quite possibly led to a lawsuit and a billion-dollar settlement by the nation’s largest Medicaid managed-care provider almost never came to light, according to court documents filed last month. Meanwhile, huge drug middlemen are fighting to keep sealed damning information […]
Ohio takes first steps toward big Medicaid overhaul
Ohio Medicaid, which provides health care to more than a quarter of the state's population is poised to take a big step in a major overhaul of the program.
Mailbag: Ohio trails other states in funding public transit. Here’s why.
It’s illegal to vote twice in Ohio, but it’s recommended you read each Ohio Capital Journal article twice. It’s time for this week’s mailbag: Got a question about Ohio politics? Send them to [email protected] or tweet them to @tylerjoelb. Why don’t we invest in sustainable transportation (rail, bike, public transportation) at rates comparable to our […]
Will Kasich be the only Ohioan to speak at the Democratic National Convention?
The news of former Republican Gov. John Kasich being invited to speak at the Democratic National Convention turned quite a few heads. It now appears Kasich will be the only Ohio politician to speak at the virtual convention — at least, during the prime-time hours. The DNC is scheduled for Aug. 17-20, with a slate […]
Kasich at DNC? Former rival Strickland embraces effort to beat Trump
Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland admits he “wasn’t particularly excited” to hear the news about his once-rival being invited to speak at the Democratic National Convention. Then again, Strickland considers himself to be a utilitarian. He also believes a second term for President Donald Trump would “change the country, maybe forever.” “If this is what […]
Ohio House Dem Leader: ‘Willful ignorance’ only reason for lack of action on racism
The Ohio House Minority Leader says it is up to white people to address the societies and legislation that they built to be discriminatory. On day five of protests surrounding the Ohio Statehouse, Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes said the state’s government needs to “lead the nation” in passing a resolution declaring racism a public […]