Press Release: State rep Terry Boose op/ed on Strickland’s State of the State speech

Editor’s note: Terry Boose represents the 58th Ohio House District, which includes Huron County and large portions of Lorain and Seneca counties.

Representative Terry Boose Reacts to Governor’s State of the State

Governor gives lip service to job creation but has no plan to reform Ohio’s Government or support job creation.

Columbus – Following Governor Strickland’s State of the State address, Representative Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) delivered the following remarks:

“ I was glad to hear that the governor is finally talking about Jobs.  Huron County’s unemployment is unacceptable at 15 percent and I find it very unfortunate that the governor has wasted the General Assembly’s time this last year trying to push through projects that we cannot afford, such as the not-so high speed passenger rail, an education plan that cuts funding to local school districts while creating new mandate taxes, and reliance upon racetrack slots to patch up long-term budget problems.

“During my first year in the Ohio House, I along with many of my colleagues have promoted long-term solutions that will get Ohioans working again in the Future of Ohio Jobs Package, such as tax credits for businesses that hire unemployed workers, tax credits for college graduates who chose to stay in Ohio, and a bill that tracks the success of government job placement programs.  Unfortunately, neither the governor or his supporters in the legislature have given us the opportunity to make these job creation tools work for the unemployed workers in Huron, Lorain, and Seneca counties.  In fact, they haven’t even given us the opportunity to vote on them.  If the governor is serious about creating jobs and working in a bipartisan manner, he will consider the Future Of Ohio Jobs Plan.”