want to hear from Kasich?
February 2, 2012
first time in state history, an Ohio governor will make his State of
speech in a location other than the statehouse in Columbus. On Feb. 7,
John Kasich will deliver his second such speech at a successful
school about 150 miles away in Steubenville.
at Wells Academy, which the governor’s office says is the highest
public elementary school in the state based on test results, is
focus on improving education.
first State of the State address on March 8, 2011, the newly-elected
laid out a broad plan of what he wanted to get done. That plan
stopping Ohio’s population loss, controlling government costs, reforming state government, lowering
taxes, reducing spending, restructuring the state budget and reforming
wanted to allow people to stay in their homes instead of going to
homes, and he wanted to reform mental health care, Medicaid, prenatal
education front, Kasich wanted to link education to business
bring Teach for America to Ohio and repeal unfunded mandates. He also
for shared services, job creation, tax incentives, fighting drug
developing Lake Erie. And he wanted to do it all with bipartisan
didn’t get all that he wanted, though by most accounts Kasich had a
first year in office. But his second year may have a different look
because it’s a presidential election year. All the seats in the Ohio
half those in the Ohio Senate are up for election. That means lawmakers
taking off earlyin February for the March 6 primary and they will want
as early as possible in May to campaign for November ballots.
What do you
want to hear from Kasich in his second State of the State speech? What
he focus on getting accomplished? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
specific as possible.
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