Rep. Carney offers Sponsor Testimony during Committee
Rep. Carney offers Sponsor Testimony during Committee
 Medicaid Press Conference
Medicaid Press Conference
 Rep. Carney offers Sponsor Testimony during Committee
Rep. Carney offers Sponsor Testimony during Committee
Reps. Carney and Reece
Reps. Carney and Reece
 House Session
House Session
 Rep. Carney presents a Resolution to the Horizon Science Academy
Rep. Carney presents a Resolution to the Horizon Science Academy
Rep. Carney presents a Resolution to the Horizon Science Academy
Rep. Carney presents a Resolution to the Horizon Science Academy
 Reps. Carney and Foley introduce a bill that will cut taxes for the middle class
Reps. Carney and Foley introduce a bill that will cut taxes for the middle class
 House Session
House Session
House Session
House Session
 Rep. Carney speaks at a press conference regarding JobsOhio
Rep. Carney speaks at a press conference regarding JobsOhio
 Press Conference on Gov. Kasich's Proposed Budget
Press Conference on Gov. Kasich's Proposed Budget
Rep. Carney addresses colleagues during House session
Rep. Carney addresses colleagues during House session
 Rep. Carney speaks at a Women's Rights Rally
Rep. Carney speaks at a Women's Rights Rally
 Rep. Carney unveils the JobsOhio Accountability Act
Rep. Carney unveils the JobsOhio Accountability Act
Rep. Carney speaks to a local news station reporter
Rep. Carney speaks to a local news station reporter
 Rep. Carney introduces legislation to repeal the attacks on women's healthcare in the state budget
Rep. Carney introduces legislation to repeal the attacks on women's healthcare in the state budget
 Rep. Carney signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Carney signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Carney speaks out against the Budget Bill that hurts thousands of middle class and working class Ohioans
Rep. Carney speaks out against the Budget Bill that hurts thousands of middle class and working class Ohioans
 Medicaid Press Conference
Medicaid Press Conference
 Rep. Carney speaks out against proposals that attack Ohio women's reproductive health care contained in the budget
Rep. Carney speaks out against proposals that attack Ohio women's reproductive health care contained in the budget
Rep. Carney addresses the media regarding the discharge petition
Rep. Carney addresses the media regarding the discharge petition
 Reps. Carney and Curtin
Reps. Carney and Curtin
 Rep. Carney speaks at a Women's Rights Rally
Rep. Carney speaks at a Women's Rights Rally
Rep. Carney speaks to a union member rallying outside of the Statehouse
Rep. Carney speaks to a union member rallying outside of the Statehouse
 Rep. Carney presents a House Resolution to the Ohio State Mortar Board Soceity
Rep. Carney presents a House Resolution to the Ohio State Mortar Board Soceity
 
 

State Representative John Patrick Carney (D-Columbus) serves the communities of Clintonville, Northland and northern Columbus and is serving his third term in the Ohio House of Representatives.

 
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Representative Carney Serves In the Following Committees :

Transportation SubcommitteeHealth and AgingInsurance
 
 
 
 

03.17.14 - Rep. John Patrick Carney: Ohioans Deserve To See How Their Government Works-- Or Doesn't

 

As Ohio recognizes March 16-22 as Sunshine Week, dark shadows continue to prevent taxpayers from seeing inside the state’s controversial economic development entity, JobsOhio.

JobsOhio has attracted the scrutiny of local and national media, good government groups and the public for its use of taxpayer dollars without taxpayer transparency and accountability. Media outlets have discovered potential conflicts of interest and misappropriations of public funds, yet Gov. Kasich and Ohio’s GOP have used their absolute control of state government to pass a law—Senate Bill 67—that expressly prohibits public state audits of the entity.

My Democratic colleagues and I have introduced legislation to remedy the shortcomings Ohio has faced with transparency and accountability. We have put forth bold proposals to increase public accountability and transparency at JobsOhio, disclose the value of corporate tax credits and disclose public assistance use by corporations.

Our efforts face stiff opposition, yet we will continue to fight for Ohioans’ right to see how their government works—or doesn’t.

While Sunshine Week highlights the importance of open government, transparency and accountability cannot be achieved through symbolism. Legislative Democrats have shown that actions speak louder than words. It is time for our Republican colleagues to do the same.

 

-State Rep. John Patrick Carney

 
 

02.18.14 - Three Years Later, Nothing To Show At JobsOhio

 

Marking the three-year anniversary of the creation of JobsOhio, State Reps. John Patrick Carney (D-Columbus) and Ronald V. Gerberry (D-Austintown) today called on GOP leaders to hold hearings on the JobsOhio Accountability Act, citing stagnant job creation and underperformance at the state’s controversial economic development entity.

Since the creation of JobsOhio three years ago, investigative news reports have chipped away at the secret, so-called economic development entity, finding an agency mired in conflicts-of-interest questions, misappropriations, accounting problems and severe underperformance. One analysis found that JobsOhio actually did worse than its state-run predecessor, targeting $16.8 million more in taxpayer subsidies to corporations while bringing in 1,258 fewer job commitments.

Meanwhile, Ohio trails the national job creation rate, and ranks 45th for private-sector job growth over the last year. 31,000 more Ohioans are looking for jobs than at this time last year.

Today’s call follows a litany of requests to GOP officials for transparency and accountability at JobsOhio. Most requests—including those for investigations and public records—remain unanswered.

A copy of the letter can be seen below:

 
 

12.20.13 - Rep. Carney: Ohio Falls Behind While National Economy Continues To Grow

 

The state jobs report for Nov. was released today, showing Ohio well-above the national unemployment rate with 427,000 Ohioans still looking for work. The U.S. economy is growing at the fastest pace since late 2011, but Ohio lost 12,000 jobs last month and the state’s unemployment rate continues to trend much higher than last year. State Rep. John Patrick Carney (D-Columbus) released the following statement in response to the news:

 
 

12.18.13 - Rep. John Patrick Carney: Ohio's Economy Is Falling Behind

 

Today, Gov. Kasich, Speaker Batchelder and President Faber spoke to members of the business community during a year-in-review speech at the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. State Rep. John Patrick Carney (D-Columbus) released the following statement in response to today’s speech:

 
 
 
Representative John Patrick Carney
District 22
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-2473
Fax      (614) 719-6961
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Hometown : Columbus
Party : Democrat
Elected Experience :
Current Term : Expires December 2014 / Eligible to run for another term