The fight against Governor John Kasich's new private job-creation board, JobsOhio, is heating up.
Liberal policy group ProgressOhio and two Democratic state lawmakers have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of turning public money over to a private entity.
The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law filed a brief Monday supporting the lawsuit.
Earlier this month, the 10th District Court of Appeals in Columbus upheld a judge's decision to dismiss the challenge on grounds opponents didn't have legal standing. ProgressOhio appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court Friday.
The law center's Maurice Thompson says laws denying taxpayers the standing to sue government are dangerous and increasingly common.
Establishing standing would allow the crux of the case to go forward.
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