Ohio Supreme Court issues long awaited ruling in JobsOhio case

Jun 10, 2014

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.