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Fall sessions hold promise for Ohio

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This General Assembly, the people of Ohio have experienced a roller coaster of triumphs and struggles. We saw the extension of the job-creating Third Frontier initiative, while at the same time, a nearly billion-dollar tax increase was levied when families were least able to afford it. While there has been significant job loss and economic decline both here at home and across the state, there is still hope—as long as the legislature puts politics aside and works to breathe new life into our region.

For the past 20 months, I have kept my promise to the families back home who entrusted me to be their voice in the People’s House. Specifically, I sought to create jobs for our community by introducing legislation that would fortify Ohio’s economy and get Cuyahoga County back to work. The 10 “Future of Ohio” jobs bills would help get our state back on the right track by offering businesses incentives to hire new employees, creating a more conducive business climate, and striving to keep young, educated college graduates within our borders.

Although none of these jobs bills have received a vote in the House, I continue to urge the consideration and adoption of these and other measures. In addition to these job-focused proposals, I also have encouraged the passage of several government reform initiatives that would fix Ohio’s struggling business climate. With summer rece