Kasich is scheduled to make stops in Toledo, Cleveland and Youngstown tomorrow to announce his plans for the turnpike. He will be speaking at Modern Building Supply in Toledo, the Western Reserve Fire Museum and Education Center in Cleveland and Cerni Motors in Youngstown at 10:15AM, 12:45PM and 3:45PM respectively.
According to Laura Bischoff from the Dayton Daily News, Governor Kasich will be using the state plane for his trip. Bischoff reported last year that Kasich spent $2,199.50 on a single trip from Columbus to Cleveland. A three-city tour could easily exceed $5,000 if he flies to all the events. But hey, that’s nothing compared to the $3.4 million of your money Kasich already blew on consultants and marketing for his turnpike study.
The announcement from Kasich’s office says his appearance will also include “state officials; local officials and local business leaders” and records indicate this likely will include ”Independent” Toledo Mayor Michael Bell.
As we reported earlier today, Kasich’s private communications team has spent months identifying “champions” who will support Kasich’s plan and documents obtained by Plunderbund show that the “Governor has had excellent conversations with Mayor Bell” .
So which other “special guests” will appear with Kasich in Cleveland and Youngstown tomorrow? Selling out local residents, supporting higher tolls and lower maintenance on the turnpike and losing all self respect in exchange for a new bridge or overpass to help bolster their own reelection campaigns?
We’ll find out in less than 12 hours.