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Ohio Supreme Court: Liberal Policy Group Doesn’t Have Standing to Sue over JobsOhio

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 1:40 PM

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The Ohio Supreme Court handed down a long-awaited decision over who has standing to sue over the constitutionality of the state’s private, not-for-profit job-creation company, JobsOhio. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles has details.

The state’s highest court has ruled that ProgressOhio, a liberal policy group, and two Democratic lawmakers, do not have the right to sue over the constitutionality of JobsOhio. 

“It’s been a long strange trip,” said ProgressOhio’s Brian Rothenberg, who had sued on behalf of taxpayers.

The case has been tied up in court for more than a year. The ruling means the Ohio Supreme Court will not decide the issue of whether the legislature’s creation of JobsOhio was constitutional.

Rothenberg said he’s not sure where his group will go from here since the court says someone does have standing to sue but didn’t identify who that was, but he says Progress Ohio will be looking at another way to get answers to its questions about JobsOhio.

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