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To create jobs, we must first reform our state spending

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It only takes a quick review of Ohio’s economy to see that the state is in trouble. The exodus of businesses to states with lower taxes and more financial viability has left Ohio with 15 consecutive months of double-digit unemployment. Ohioans are demanding common-sense fiscal solutions to boost economic growth and job creation, and throughout this General Assembly I have continuously strived to create jobs through innovative strategies.

I am committed to fixing this tough situation that has had such a negative impact on families and small businesses within the 16th House District. By pursuing pragmatic initiatives, lawmakers can help lift some of the weight of this economy from the shoulders of our community.

The “Future of Ohio” government reform package contains the sort of initiatives that will accomplish our economic goals and ameliorate our job loss. It consists of 10 bills that introduce a wide span of innovative strategies targeting problem areas within state government that contribute to Ohio’s economic maladies. Currently, Ohio government is weighted down by chronic bloat and inefficiency. By enacting government reforms, our government structure can be greatly improved through streamlining, accountability and waste elimination.

House Bill 25 is one of the bills that can really make a difference in the functioning of Ohio’s government. It seeks to conso