Monday, April 20, 2009

Central Ohio Notes

Democratic Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-15) spoke at an Earth Day festival at Goodale Park (Dispatch):

....Inside the shelter house at the park yesterday, U.S. Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy updated listeners on the federal government's stimulus package and its inclusion of funds to train workers for green-collar jobs. Ohio coal miners are among the workers that Kilroy, a Columbus Democrat, said she hopes will benefit from job retraining amid a shift from reliance on coal to more use of solar and wind power.

From her congressional website, Kilroy updates her constituents on a recent meeting she held:

U.S. Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, met with first responders from each county of Ohio’s 15th Congressional District to hear their needs at the federal level today in Hilliard. Kilroy also announce deadlines for some of the $5.22 billion in funds that will be invested in public safety through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“Creating jobs and turning this economy around is my top priority, but without a true sense of security and safety we cannot prosper,” said Kilroy. “Part of this recovery is making sure our challenges don’t get bigger, that crime doesn’t soar, that cutbacks do not slow our response time or take away the funds needed for important training.
We dedicated nearly $6 billion dollars in the recovery package to keep our police and firefighters on the street.....

Kilroy has been working hard to stay in touch with her constituents.

>>>> Are you also troubled by Republican Jon Husted's apparent arrogance regarding his residency? Husted, owns a home in Kettering, but spends 99.9% of his time in fancy-schmancy Upper Arlington. He has done very little to defend his living arrangements, but even Republicans are starting to question it. Do you think he can represent Kettering, if he openly lives in another district? You can contact the Montgomery County Board of Elections to file a complaint by contacting the following numbers: Phone: (937) 225-5656 Fax: (937) 496-7798