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.”

3 Responses to “Press Release: State rep Terry Boose op/ed on Strickland’s State of the State speech”

  1. Brandon Rutherford Says:

    Hey guys, I am looking for information on this Future Of Ohio Jobs Plan. Any knowledge where I can find the bill itself or any knowledge about?

    Brandon

    • buckeyerino Says:

      The Republican Caucus of the Ohio House of Representatives has a “Future of Ohio” jobs plan, but it’s not all contained in a single bill. Instead, it’s a collection of many bills introduced in the Ohio House. I, personally, don’t agree with every bill that’s part of the plan, but at least it’s broken down into small pieces so that each proposed reform gets its own bill, unlike Obamacare where they cram it all into one bill that numbers into the thousands of pages and the resulting monstrosity gets rammed through Congress without the opportunity to debate whether each piece of it is worthwhile or not.

      To look up the bills, I recommend accessing this page from the state’s website:

      http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/search.cfm

      Among the bills that are part of the jobs package:

      HB 144

      HB 277

      HB 311

      HB 320

      HB 326

      HB 337

      HB 346

      HB 360

      HB 383

      HB 400

      HB 430

      The bills listed above are the ones that are aimed at improving Ohio’s economy and employment outlook. I expect that there are more bills dealing with jobs than this, and that even more will be introduced, but I hope this is a helpful starting point.

      There are other bills that are part of the “Future of Ohio” plan that the Republican Caucus has unveiled, but most of the others deal more specifically with government reform with an eye toward simplifying, containing costs, relieving unnecessary burdens, and demanding accountability.


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