Ohio Lawmakers Want to Create Tax Breaks for Energy Development

Saying communities in Ohio have been denied economic development and job growth opportunities because of energy issues, two Ohio lawmakers announced legislation Friday that would provide taxpayer incentives to grow energy infrastructure in the state.

Reps. Jon Cross, R-Kenton, and Jay Edwards, R-Nelsonville, called areas of the state “energy deserts,” and want House Bill 685 to promote the use of the state’s natural gas energy resource.

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Cheers: JobsOhio Increases Economic Development Spending While Ohio’s Unemployment Rate Grows

The question has to be asked: With such high unemployment in the state, is JobsOhio more concerned with growing its bureaucracy or with creating jobs in the private sector?

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State Rep Goes After JobsOhio for Lack of Transparency, Bloated Salaries, and Failure to Invest in Poorest Communities

State Rep. Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville) has taken to Facebook to express his concerns with JobsOhio, a private economic development entity that he says has “been a failure” for Southeast Ohio.

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