Seitz Sexual Harassment Investigators Billed Only $7,962 of $12,000 Budget
July 20, 2018
Two ethics complaints have been filed with the Ohio Supreme Court’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel about the conflicts in the Taft Law investigation. The first was by C&BP on June 21, 2018; the second was filed by a southwest Ohio woman one week later. ...
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Taft Law
Second Ethics Complaint Filed Against Taft Law — Seitz’s Former Firm
July 9, 2018
A new ethics complaint has been filed against Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, and editorials by the Columbus Dispatch and Toledo Blade call for a re-do of the sexual harassment investigation of Ohio House Majority Leader Bill Seitz. The investigation was first reported by Checks and Balances Project....
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Seitz
New Statewide Poll: Just 16% of Ohio Voters Believe Seitz’s Claim Sexual Harassment Complaint is “Meritless”
June 28, 2018
We’ve been asking the leadership of the Ohio House for months to tell the public what steps they taking to ensure that they don’t have a culture of sexual harassment, and that Seitz’s inappropriate behavior was an isolated incident – and not a pattern. They have evaded the questions, which are beginning to take a toll in terms of credibility and public trust....
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Taft Stettinus & Hollister
C&BP Files Ethics Complaint Against Seitz’s Former Law Firm that Cleared Him in Sexual Harassment Investigation
June 22, 2018
Attorney General DeWine’s spokesman: Taft Stettinus & Hollister LLP, where Bill Seitz worked for 36 years, conducted the conflicts review internally "and tell us if they’re clean or not…. It’s their professional licensure at risk.” ...
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Seitz Investigation
Toledo Blade Is First Major Paper to Call for “Re-do” of Seitz Investigation
June 21, 2018
Attorney General Mike DeWine hired the law firm of Taft Stettinius & Hollister to conduct the Seitz Investigation as Special Counsel for the Ohio House of Representatives. The problem is that the outside firm is a former long-time employer of Rep. Seitz....
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Bill Seitz
Ohio House of Representatives’ “Seitz Investigation” into Sexual Harassment Cost Taxpayers $12,000 to Interview Just Two People
June 15, 2018
Records now obtained by C&BP from the Ohio legislature reveal that the law firm hired to conduct what it called the “Seitz Investigation” was Taft Stettinus & Hollister LLP —the firm where Bill Seitz worked for 36 years....
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Investigations
Nicholas Loris
Case Study: Nicholas Loris, a Career Spent in the Koch Universe
April 17, 2018
Loris published 15 attacks on the Paris Climate Accord from April 16, 2016, through June 28, 2017, and played a major role in the Trump Administration's decision to abandon the agreement — making the United States the only nation in the world not to be a part of that historic accord....
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Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green
Kern County District Attorney’s Look Into “All Allegations” Should Include Brown Act Violations
February 22, 2018
As the District Attorney starts her probe, we encourage her to ensure that any money from the now-infamous “political cover” grant application by the Bakersfield Association of Realtors (BAR) was used properly. ...
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Koch Industries
Koch Denounces Thanksgiving Subsidies While Accepting $422 Million from States and Localities
December 1, 2017
The Charles Koch Institute posted to Facebook about how Thanksgiving is a subsidized holiday. Yet Koch Industries and its subsidiaries have accepted 230 awards worth $422 million from states and localities – the majority since 2010 – plus 78 more with undisclosed amounts....
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Mike Pence
5 Facts About Mike Pence and the Koch Bros. Not Included in Jane Mayer’s New Yorker Article
October 20, 2017
The U.S. is fixated on Trump. But the Koch Brothers are getting stronger. Through Mike Pence they're preparing to take over of the federal government....
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offshore wind
Will Shipping Lobby’s Handiwork Sabotage Offshore Wind Energy?
February 7, 2017
An obscure Coast Guard committee, co-chaired by the powerful shipping lobby, has the power to force drastic cuts to lease areas that offshore-wind developers have already purchased....
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