Friday, April 03, 2009

Chase Bank

> Did a recent letter by Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-15-D) to Chase help save jobs for central Ohio? Will more jobs be created with Chase's new acquisitions?
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):
The bill passed with 298 votes for and 112 against. Note: John Boehner, Republican and avid smoking fiend, voted against the bill.