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Ohio teacher pension board member sues over removal

Reformers say governor is trying to block reform after landslide election

By Marty Schladen Ohio Capital Journal

A board member of the Ohio State Teachers Retirement System and self-professed supporter of Gov. Mike DeWine is now suing over DeWine’s purported firing of him last month. The firing came just as a group seeking big changes at the $90 billion pension fund was poised to achieve a majority on the board.

The board member, Wade Steen, has filed a motion in Ohio’s 10th District Court of Appeals demanding that DeWine’s chosen successor, G. Brent Bishop, show by what right he claims to be sitting on the board. Put simply, Steen is arguing that DeWine failed to follow the law in trying to remove him.



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