Monday, March 02, 2009

Ohio Updates

- Ohioans who remember former Ohio governor, John Gilligan, may not realize that Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is his daughter. She has been nominated as the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

> Ohio and Pennsylvania have joined forces to help with job training, according to the Dispatch:

Ohio and Pennsylvania are teaming up for a joint workforce development initiative involving three counties in eastern Ohio and two in western Pennsylvania.

Residents in those counties will have access to job training and other services as part of what's being billed as the nation's first Interstate Workforce Region that was announced jointly today by Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell and Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland.....

.....The Interstate Region includes Ohio's Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties and Mercer and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania. The designation, effective last Jan. 1, allows partners to share information and coordinate services to the region's workforce and employers.

Great idea.

> The residents in State Sen. Jon Husted (Ohio Senate-6th district-R) district are waiting for a decision about his residency. How can he represent a district in the Dayton suburbs since his spends more time with his family in Upper Arlington than in his semi-abandoned home in Kettering? Is it fair to other members of the Ohio Legislature to allow one member of their body to live out of his elected district?