* Indiana's right to work law has been declared unconstitutional, according to Raw Story.
* Business First has news about Ohio.
JobsOhio, A&F, slots, Groupon, glass, tax breaks for adult toys and more in Tuesday's top headlines:
- JobsOhio under fire: Likely Democratic nominee Ed FitzGerald continues to make a political case out of JobsOhio as he mounts his campaign to unseat Ohio Gov. John Kasich, telling the Cleveland Plain Dealer he'd work to bring more transparency to the privatized economic-development agency. He admits, though, that doing so would be difficult with a Republican-dominated legislature.
- Kasich squeamish?: If you thought any growing company could get tax credits from the state, you'd be wrong. As the Cincinnati Business Courier reports, "relationship enhancement product" company Pure Romance Inc.'s deal with JobsOhio for tax breaks was vetoed by the Kasich administration despite its pledge to add jobs. The CEO told the paper he's disappointed in Gov. John Kasich, whose spokesman didn't return calls for comment........
- Not-so-happy anniversary: In national news, it was five years ago this week that the economic downturn accelerated into the Great Recession with the collapse of Lehman Brothers.....
>>>> Roll Call has a story that hints that John Kasich may be a candidate for President in 2016. Kasich would be just like the rest of the Republicans----anti- women, workers, police, firefighters, job safety, and of course, anti-public school.
....As veteran political columnist Joe Hallett of The Columbus Dispatch noted in a late June column, it would be “bad form” for Kasich to acknowledge his interest in a national race even before Buckeye State voters had awarded him a second term.....
.....Insiders believe Kasich’s biggest change from his brief 2000 presidential run to a potential run in 2014 is money.
“He spends more time in the Cleveland media market than any place other than Columbus,” one longtime Ohio watcher said. “There are still plenty of votes and plenty of money up there. He has done a good job locking that money up. He finally has some serious people behind him financially.”
Kasich's poll numbers among women and minority voters are not good. We all know that Republicans represent mostly white males.