24 August 2005

More Pay-to-Play from Gov. Daft?

From the Ohio News Network:

The Columbus Dispatch reports Taft pushed the Bureau of Workers' Compensation to invest in Athersys Incorporated. The company was asking investors for 100 million dollars in part to fund stem-cell research.

Taft had touted the company in his 2002 State of the State address and his spokesman says he wanted the investments to encourage growth in the high-tech company.

Democrats say Taft was rewarding a political contributor. Company officials gave Taft more than ten-thousand dollars during his 2002 re-election campaign.

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