Dayton Daily News: ''Super Jeff''?
The Dayton Daily News has published what could simply be reprinted in 2004 as their endorsement of Jeff Jacobson for Senate President. Jacobson chaired the Senate committee which negotiated the "reform" right out of HB274, this year's concealed carry reform bill.
"He got the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police to shift from opposed to neutral on a bill to allow Ohioans to carry concealed weapons...", the DDN gushes.
"The Senate passed the concealed-carry bill, but the issue apparently is dead for the year. House members thought the Senate plan included too many restrictions, and Taft still isn’t quite ready to say exactly what he thinks."
Of course, the DDN fails to acknowledge that the Senate compromises overseen by Sen. Jacobson, at the behest of Senate President Finan and Bob Taft, were exactly what killed this issue in the 124th General Assembly.