Dems Suing Kasich, Taylor Over Public Records

Aug 15, 2014

Democrats are now filing a public records lawuit suit against Republican Governor John Kasich.

Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

The Ohio Democratic Party has filed a suit in the Ohio Supreme Court against Governor Kasich and Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor, asking the court to order the pair to provide emails and other correspondence between Kasich, Taylor and her former Chief of Staff.  That chief of staff and another employee resigned at the same time, after Taylor referred their time sheets and parking records to the state inspector general. But Democrats have raised questions about whether there was a hostile work environment in Taylor’s office.  But the Ohio Republican Party is asking the court for some information too – for the key card records of Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald, showing when he enters and leaves Cuyahoga County buildings and parking facilities.  FitzGerald has said he would not release that information because of security concerns.