Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald shared a new idea of how to use part of the sin tax dollars to help Cleveland sports teams.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kasich's Democratic rival has expanded an ethics complaint involving practices of the state's new privatized job-creation office.
In a letter Thursday, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald cited an Associated Press report detailing Kasich's financial and political ties to a Fortune 500 steel processor whose subsidiaries are cleared to get $619,000 in state tax incentives recommended by JobsOhio.
Kasich appoints JobsOhio's board, and his appointees dominate the panel that approved its recommended tax breaks.
FitzGerald requested the commission add review of Kasich's relationship to Worthington Industries to a complaint he'd already filed seeking panel input on potential conflicts of interest on JobsOhio's board.
The Dayton Daily News has reported six directors had financial ties to entities that received state economic development help.
The commission meets Thursday.
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