ColumbusSenate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) released the following statement after Governor Kasich’s annual State of the State address in Medina:
 
“Tonight Governor Kasich attempted to gloss over the failure of his administration to adequately address high unemployment in Ohio.   Over the past year, Ohio’s unemployment rate has gone up more than any other state in the country and 31,000 more Ohioans are out of work today than a year ago.  Unfortunately, the Governor’s response has been to propose further income tax cuts that disproportionately benefit the wealthy.  And we can’t forget he also raised the state sales tax and inflicted drastic cuts on our schools and local communities.
 
“Ohio is on the wrong path.  Too many working and middle class families are being left behind by policies that benefit a fortunate few.  The upcoming Mid-Biennium Budget (MBR) will be an opportunity to take a new path that focuses on job creation, tax fairness and new investments in schools and healthcare.  I encourage the Governor to work with Democrats in the General Assembly on policies and priorities that benefit all Ohioans.”

 
 
 
  
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