Kasich Touts Job Market, Tax Plan In ‘State Of The State’

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The Governor used the annual address to talk about treatment for the mentally ill, job creation, education funding, and cutting the state income tax. He did not address a plan to apply sales tax to several previously-untaxed services.(Photo: Flickr)
The Governor used the annual address to talk about treatment for the mentally ill, job creation, education funding, and cutting the state income tax. He did not address a plan to apply sales tax to several previously-untaxed services.(Photo: Flickr)

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has made his case for passing a sweeping budget whose elements he says work closely together to fix taxes, help businesses and the poor and educate the state’s future workforce.

The Republican governor’s third State of the State address at Lima’s Civic Center was an impassioned plea for senators and representatives to support his proposal to expand Medicaid and to be remembered as “people who build up,” not people who tear down.

He told about 1,700 lawmakers and guests and a televised audience Tuesday night “big ideas will renew” them.

Nonetheless, state lawmakers of both major parties have expressed reservations about aspects of Kasich’s plan: Republicans worry about the expansion of Medicaid. Democrats say the governor’s school funding proposal doesn’t do enough for poor districts.

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  • ABE12

    Click here to read complete transcript of the State of the State address.
    Ha! Fergit folks…It’s not our job as journalists to inform the public, and certainly
    we can’t be providing access to public documents such as this what’s its name.