More Casino Losses Thanks to Kasich 1/31/12

You may remember my pointing out the enormous loss Ohio sustained due to Kasich’s “bargaining” (see Kasich Casino Deal a Huge Loss”.) In Monday’s Lima News we see another loss as Kasich pays off his buddies with lucrative state contracts. Spectrum Gaming Group was paid more than $1.5 million for developing rules for the four state casinos. Don’t we have lots of lawyer’s in the Attorney General’s office that are already being paid to do the state’s legal work? But that’s not all. Kasich also hired a second casino consultant, Los Angeles based Moelis & Company. They are expected to get $2.4 million in retainer fees through April and incentives worth up to $13 million. Don’t you wish you were a friend of Kasich?