JPMorgan Chase has confirmed that it is in talks with Columbus officials about the possibility of bringing a significant number of jobs to central Ohio.
The discussions came to light during a letter-writing skirmish between Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy and JPMorgan Chase executives about a reported plan to outsource jobs....
According to the article, Kilroy's office had been contacted by a number of local Chase employees after rumors of layoffs were spreading throughout the Columbus locations. With a concerted effort by Mayor Coleman's office and Mary Jo Kilroy, a possible outsourcing may turn into saving jobs and creating new ones. I'll keep an eye on developments.
> Here is a recent vote in the U.S. House of Representatives for the government to regulate tobacco products.
Clerk of House of Representatives:
HR 1256 -To protect the public health by providing the Food and Drug Administration with certain authority to regulate tobacco products. Sponsor: Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-30] (introduced 3/3/2009): http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll187.xml
The bill passed with 298 votes for and 112 against. Note: John Boehner, Republican and avid smoking fiend, voted against the bill.