Columbus - 
Today, State Senator Kris Jordan (R- Powell) issued the following statement regarding the Senate's passage of the FY2012-2013 biennial budget: "Today, Ohio took a good first step toward righting our fiscal ship and restoring prosperity to our great state, but our hard work has just begun. As with any budget, there are things you like about it, and things you don't. I'm glad that in the wake of the worst recession Ohio has seen in decades, my colleagues have seen the wisdom in cutting our own pay to share in the sacrifice that all Ohioans are making. I'm also proud of the pro-life stand our leadership has taken by accepting a pair of amendments I offered to ban nontherapeutic abortions in public hospitals and in government health insurance plans. Finally, as one who has helped to lead the charge on repealing the death tax, I'm grateful that my colleagues have committed to laying it to rest in this budget. While it will not cure all of our ills, this budget is a step in the right direction. With over 500,000 Ohioans still out of work, we must continue to chip away at the burdensome regulation and undue strain that we impose on job creators in this state because they are the people who will help move our state forward by doing the hard work of creating new jobs, which will breathe new life into Ohio's economy. Our job in the legislature is to give them the best environment possible to create new jobs and restore our state's prosperity, and this budget takes a crucial step in that direction."
Jordan represents Ohio's 19th Senate District, which includes Delaware, Knox, Morrow, Richland, and part of Ashland counties. Prior to serving in the Senate, he served as a State Representative and as a Delaware County Commissioner. He is a proven advocate for spending restraint, lower taxes, and family values. He lives in Powell with his wife, Melissa.
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