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Gov. Kasich 2014 rival proposes JobsOhio changes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich's 2014 gubernatorial rival says the state's privatized job-creation office needs stronger ethics and transparency rules to protect against conflicts of interest and corruption.

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald outlined a series of proposed policy changes for JobsOhio on Monday that he pledges to pursue if elected. They include restoring public records and lobbying laws from which JobsOhio was exempted, requiring more thorough and frequent disclosure of job-creation activities, and returning the state auditor's ability to review JobsOhio's private books.

His calls follow legal and conflict-of-interest questions facing JobsOhio.

FitzGerald stopped short of committing to dismantle the nonprofit and returning to a state-run development department if elected.

JobsOhio's spokeswoman said the office already meets strict transparency and accountability standards. Kasich's spokesman called FitzGerald's job-creation record poor.

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