1851 Center will argue that state taxpayers maintain standing to challenge the constitutionality of Corporate Welfare
Columbus, OH – The Supreme Court of Ohio on January 23 unanimously agreed to determine the extent to which Ohioans may take legal action to force state government to comply with constitutional spending, indebtedness, and corporate welfare constraints.
The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law will now spearhead the litigation, briefing and arguing the merits of the position that the Ohio Constitution demands broad access to the courts for taxpayers seeking to enforce the Ohio Constitution’s structural restraints on government. The Center had originally submitted to the Ohio Supreme Court a “friend of the court” brief asserting that Progress Ohio and other left-wing challengers must be found to have taxpayer and “public interest” standing to challenge the constitutionality of Governor Kasich’s JobsOhio legislation.
The 1851 Center asserts that if Ohio’s high court gives a pass to lower court rulings that Progress Ohio does not possess standing in this case, the Court will essentially bar all Ohioans from enforcing the Ohio Constitution’s stringent spending, debt, and “anti-corporate-welfare” provisions, effectively rending these provisions unenforceable.
Does Governor Kasich really want to authorize people to pick winners and losers by funding “chosen ones” with taxpayer dollars? What does that say about him? Don’t we need “small government” people in the State House? Didn’t ‘they’ balance the last biennium budget by stealing funds from school funding and local governments? How does Gov. Kasich justify raises to government employees?
Mostly, why should he be granted a second term?
Watch the “king” speak from his perch here – - -> Governor Kashich explains why the governor has more standing than Ohio citizens