It’s nothing short of a monumental day for Ohioans. This budget reaffirms who’s the boss—the people of this state, and the government barriers that have held us back are pushed aside so we can succeed.
Ohioans want good job opportunities and this budget helps rebuild a jobs-friendly climate. We want better education choices and this budget delivers them by firmly reestablishing that kids come first. We want better care for our most vulnerable neighbors, and dignity and better living choices for seniors, and this bill delivers those things. We want to reduce costs and give governments new tools to reduce spending and now we’re doing it.
Most importantly, this budget delivers hope that Ohio will improve. We stood up to the status quo and we took back our state. With courage, I joined with President Niehaus, Speaker Batchelder, Chairman Widener, Chairman Amstutz, and our fellow like-minded colleagues in the General Assembly to stand up for the future. There have been doubters and critics at every turn, who’ve attempted to discourage us from seeking the change Ohio needed, but we were not deterred. We remained unified and focused on reviving Ohio. We promised a new way and a new day and we’re delivering it.
John R. Kasich
June 30, 2011