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Kasich’s $100 Million for Ohio Jobs May Start Employment Race

Ohio Governor John Kasich wants to use about $100 million in annual liquor profits to retain and recruit businesses, a sum that may ignite a jobs race among states also hungry for employment.

Kasich’s two-year, $55.5 billion budget proposal calls for using profits from the state’s wholesale liquor distribution to fund job-creation and retention by JobsOhio, a private, nonprofit entity the Legislature created last month at Kasich’s behest to replace the Ohio Department of Development.