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Speaker Batchelder Releases Statement on Governor’s Address

COLUMBUS—The following statement can be attributed to Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina), on the subject of Governor John Kasich’s State of the State Address:

“In his State of the State Address, Governor Kasich today outlined optimistic, innovative proposals to reinvent the way the State of Ohio does business. I was very impressed by his commitment to improving Ohio’s future and creating a nationally competitive, business-friendly economy—a vision that is sorely needed in these difficult economic times.

So far during this General Assembly, Governor Kasich has proven that he intends to fulfill the promises that he made to the people of Ohio. Already over the past seven weeks, the House and Senate have worked with the governor to enact proposals to retain jobs, improve the business climate, reduce the tax burden and assist the unemployed.

We have the opportunity over the next several years to bring jobs back to our communities and make Ohio a great place to live, work, start a business and raise a family. I am eager to work closely with Governor Kasich to bring this goal to fruition, and I hope the minority caucus will join us in this endeavor.”