COLUMBUS – Ohio Democratic Party spokesman Matt McGrath released the following statement today regarding reports that retiring Ohio Department of Public Safety Director Thomas Charles will be taking on a role at JobsOhio, which was the subject this morning of two separate, unflattering front-page stories:
“For once, Governor Kasich and JobsOhio are being transparent – just not in a good way. This is obviously a PR-driven reaction to reports detailing major conflicts of interest and ineffectiveness at JobsOhio, and does nothing to change the fundamental flaw of the JobsOhio model: that it’s a secretive agency given access to huge sums of taxpayer dollars with next to no accountability. What’s more, with Ohio ranked 47th in job creation over the past year, it’s a model that clearly isn’t working.” – Matt McGrath, ODP spokesman
To read the full Dayton Daily News report, “Investigation: JobsOHIO – Board has questionable ties,” click HERE.
To read the full Columbus Dispatch report, “State helps company leave city,” click HERE.