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00:00:18>> THE HOUSE WILL COME TO
ORDER.
00:00:34I'D LIKE TO INTRODUCE SENATE
PRESIDENT BILL HARRIS.
00:00:40>> THANK YOU, SPEAKER.
I CALL TO ORDER THE JOI
00:00:45CONVENTION.
IS THERE A/4 RUM.
00:00:48A QUARM OF THE SENATE PRESENT?
THE SENATOR RECOGNIZES THE PRO
00:00:54TEM.
>> A QUARM OF THE SENATE IS
00:00:57PRESENT.
>> IS THERE A QUARUM OF E
00:01:03HOUSE SFLENT THE CHAIR
RECOGNIZES HOW SPEAKER PRO T.
00:01:07>> A QUARM OF THE 128TH GENER
ASSEMBLY.
00:02:32>> PLEASE JOIN ME IN THE PLED
OF ALLEGIANCE.
00:02:35>> I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE
FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF
00:02:39AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR
WHICH IT STANDS ONE NATION
00:02:44UNDER GOD INDIVISIBLE WITH
LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.
00:03:07>> LADIES AND GELEMEN, THE
GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF OHIO,
00:03:13TED STRICKLAND.
[APPLAUSE]
00:03:22>> THANK YOU.
[APPLAUSE]
00:06:02[APPLAUSE]
>> GOVERNOR, GOVERNOR TED
00:06:10STRICKLAND.
[APPLAUSE]
00:06:24>> THANK YOU.
THANK YOU.
00:06:27YOU ARE VERY KIND.
THANK YOU FOR THE WARMTH OF
00:06:30YOUR WELCOME.
THIS IS THE LAST TIME THAT
00:06:42SENATOR HARRIS AND CHIEF
JUSTICE TOM MOYER WILL BE
00:06:45ATTENDING A STATE OF THE STATE
ADDRESS.
00:06:48I WOULD LIKE FOR THE TWO OF
THEM TO STAND SO WE CAN EXPRESS
00:06:53OUR APPRECIATION FOR ALL
THEY'VE DONE FOR THE PEOPLE OF
00:06:57OUR STATE.
[APPLAUSE]
00:07:29>> LEADER BATCHHELDER, AND
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR FISHER,
00:07:34STATEWIDE, ELECTED OFFICIALS,
AND MEMBERS OF MY CABINET, AND
00:07:41A SPECIAL WORD OF THANKS TO
DIRECTOR TERRY COLLINS, WHO IS
00:07:46RETIRING.
[APPLAUSE]
00:08:05>> TERRY IS RETIRING AFTER
GIVING 33 YEARS OF HIS LIFE TO
00:08:10OHIO AND TO THE DEPARTMENT OF
REHABILITATION AND CORRECTION.
00:08:14WE THANK YOU, TERRY.
TO MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL
00:08:18ASSEMBLY, AND TO THE MEMBERS
THE SUPREME COURT, THE
00:08:21DISTINGUISHED GUESTS, TO FIRST
LADY FRANCIS STRICKLAND --
00:08:27[APPLAUSE]
-- AND TO MY FELLOW OHIOIN'S.
00:08:49I BELIEVE IN OHIO.
I BELIEVE IN OHIO BECAUSE YOU
00:08:59CAN'T WRITE THE HISTORY OF THE
WORLD WITHOUT US.
00:09:04WITHOUT FLIGHT, WITHOUT LIGHT,
WITHOUT ROCK AND ROLL, WITHOUT
00:09:10PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL, WITHOUT
JOHN GLEN IN SPACE AND JOHN
00:09:14GLEN ON THE EARTH.
WITHOUT THE TOMATO, WITHOUT THE
00:09:19UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, WITHOUT
ROY ROGERS.
00:09:22WITHOUT TIRES AND THE IGNITION
SWITCHES, WITHOUT THE HUMBLE
00:09:27FLY SWATTER.
WITHOUT THE HUMBLE RICHTER
00:09:31SCALE AND JESSE OWEN RUNNING
FOR GOLD AND ALL OF US IN
00:09:35BERLIN.
WITHOUT STREETLIGHTS.
00:09:38WITHOUT FIRE DEPARTMENTS
WITHOUT SUPERMAN.
00:09:41I BELIEVE IN OHIO.
BECAUSE THE POWE OF OHIO WILL
00:09:49POWER THE FUTURE.
[APPLAUSE]
00:09:56THE FIRST MAJOR GLASS COMPANY
TO OPEN ITS DOORS IN TOLEDO WAS
00:10:01LIBBY GLASS.
IT WAS ENERGY THAT BROUGHT
00:10:04EDWARD LIBBY HERE.
HE BROUGHT HIS COMPANY FROM THE
00:10:07EAST COAST TO OHIO IN THE
1880'S, BECAUSE OUR NATURAL GAS
00:10:12COULD FUEL HIS OPERATIONS AT A
LOWER COST.
00:10:16FROM THAT FATEFUL DECISION,
MORE THAN A CENTURY AGO, TOLEDO
00:10:22PAYMENT AN THE GLASS INDUSY
ONCE BROUGHT US.
00:10:32THE TODAY THE GLASS INDUSTRY IS
BRINGING US NEW INDUSTR
00:10:36COMPANIES MAKING SOLAR PANELS.
THAT MARTINEZ JOBS IN SOLAR
00:10:40RESEARCH AND DESIGN,
PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, AND
00:10:44INSTALLATION.
AND THAT MEANS A RENEWABLE
00:10:47SOURCE OF POWER THAT WILL
ATTRACT NEW COMPANIES CUNDELESS
00:10:53INDUSTRIES WHO WILL FLOCK TO
PLACES WHERE THERE IS BETTER
00:10:56ACCESS TO BETTER ENERGY.
JUST ASK LIBBY GLASS.
00:11:01THE LARGEST GLASS MAKER IN THE
COUNTRY, STILL AT HOME IN
00:11:06TOLEDO, AND ONCE AGAIN IN THE
MIDST OF -- I BELIEVE IN OHIO
00:11:15BECAUSE WE'VE MADE A COMMITMENT
TO ADVANCED ENERGY, AND WE ARE
00:11:18SEEING RESULTS.
WHEN I TOOK OFFICE, OHIO THAT
00:11:23HAD NATION'S LEAST ENERGY
STANDARD FOR ELECTRICITY
00:11:27PRODUCTION.
TODAY OHIO HAS THE NATION'S
00:11:30SEVENTH MOST AGGRESVE
STANDARD.
00:11:32[APPLAUSE]
IN 2007, NOT ONE DROP OF
00:11:45ETHANOL WAS PRODUCED IN OHIO.
TODAY, FOUR ETHANOL FACILITIES
00:11:53IN OHIO ARE PRODUCING 295
MILLION GALLONS ANNUALLY.
00:11:59IN RENEWABLE AND ADVANCED
MANUFACTURING PROJECTS, OHIO
00:12:03NOW RANKS, FIRST AMONG THE 50
STATES.
00:12:12[APPLAUSE]
>> THANK YOU.
00:12:13THE COUNCIL OF STATE GOVERNMENT
SCOURED THE NATION TO TALLY THE
00:12:21TOTAL NUMBER OF NEW GREEN JOBS
CREATED LAST YEAR.
00:12:25AND WHAT DID THEY FIND?
OHIO RANKS FIRST.
00:12:28[APPLAUSE]
>> OHIO RANKS FIRST.
00:12:35YOU KNOW, WE'VE MADE IT THIS
FAR, THIS TOST ON ADVANCED
00:12:44ENERGY, BECAUSE WE PURSUED
SMART, ROBBLE POLICIES ANDE
00:12:49MADE SMART INVESTMENTS.
TWO YEARS AGO OHIO WAS ONE O
00:12:53THE FIRST STATES TO RESPOND TO
THE ECONOMIC CRISIS WITH A
00:12:58BIPARTISAN JOBS DEAL THAT MADE
KEY INVESTMENT INS SEVERAL
00:13:01HIGH-GROWTH INDUSTRIES,
INCLUDING A $150 MILLION
00:13:06COMMITMENT TO ADVANCED ENERGY.
AND NOW, QUAYE CZAR ENERGY
00:13:12GROUP IS BUILDING AN AN ECK OUT
OF OUR LANDFILLS AND TRANSFORM
00:13:23IT INTO FUEL AND FERTILIZER.
IN SHELL BY COUNTY, WAYNE TRAIL
00:13:30TECHNOLOGIES IS CREATING A
BETTER BATTERY FOR HYBRID
00:13:33VEHICLES.
AIDED BY OUR JOBS BILL, ENERGY
00:13:37PROJECTS LIKE THESE ARE IN THE
WORKS ALL ACROSS OHIO.
00:13:41OUR ELECTRICITY REFORM BILL
PREVENTED THE KIND OF
00:13:45SKYROCKETTING RATE INCREASES OF
50%-60%, 70%, THAT CRIPPLED SO
00:13:52MANY STHATES FAILED TO ACT.
INSET THE OHIO THAT REFORM BILL
00:14:03ESTABLISHED LIABILITY STANDARDS
THAT ARE ESSENTIAL TO OHIO'S
00:14:06COMPANIES.
DUPONT OFFICIALS TESTIFIED TWO
00:14:09YEARS AGO THAT THEY WOULD NOT
EXPAND THEIR CIRCLEVILLE PLANT,
00:14:14BECAUSE THEIR ELECTRICITY
SERVICE WASN'T DEPENDIBLE.
00:14:19BUT JUST LAST WEEK, JUST LAST
WEEK, DUPONT ANNOUNCE AD $17
00:14:25MILLION INVESTMENT TO RETOOL A
FACILITY, A FACILITY THAT ONCE
00:14:31MADE COMPONENTS FOR VCR TAPES,
AND THEY ARE TURN THAT INTO
00:14:46SOLAR PANELS PRODUCTION.
[APPLAUSE]
00:14:50>> THE COMPANY CREDITS OUR
ENERGY REFORMS WITH MAKING OHIO
00:14:53A BETTER PLACE FOR THEM TO DO
BUSINESS.
00:14:58NOW WE ARE RAPIDLY DEPLOYING
FEDERAL STIMULUS FUNDS TO
00:15:02ADVANCE $500 MILLION IN
PROJECTS SUPPORTED BY AN ARRAY
00:15:07OF ENERGY JOBS FROM CUTTING
EDGE RESEARCH TO HOME
00:15:11WEATHERIZATION.
WE HAVE CONTINUED THE VITAL
00:15:16WORK THE THIRD FRONTIER, A
PROGRAM THAT HAS MADE ALREADY
00:15:24$150 MILLION IN ENERGY
TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENTS.
00:15:28WE BOUGHT 15 STATE AND PRIVATE
UNIVERSITIES TOGETHER IN THE
00:15:33UNIVERSITY CLEAN ENERGY LINES C1
OF OHIO.
00:15:36THANK YOU, CHANCELLOR.C1
>> AND WE'VE DONE THAT TO UNITE1
00:15:47OUR EFFORTS IN PURSUIT OF C1
ENERGY BREAK THROUGHS.C1
00:15:53AND IN OUR FIRST AROUND MADE IT
INTO ONE OF THE LARGEST
00:16:02ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS EVER
CREATED.
00:16:06I BELIEVE IN OHIO.
I7B8 IN OHIO, BECAUSE WE ARE
00:16:10NOT JUST SITTING BACK AND
LETTING OTHER STATES PASS US
00:16:15BY.
WE ARE TAKING VITAL STEPS TO
00:16:19ADVANCE OUR ECONOMY.
I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE TODAY
00:16:22THAT OHIO IS CREATEING THE
ENERGY GATEWAY FUND.
00:16:27WE WILL MAKE A UNIQUE AND
LASTING INVESTMENT IN FUEL
00:16:31CELLS, SOLAR, WIND, ENERGY
STORAGE AND THE LIKE, WITH $30
00:16:37MILLION IN FEDERAL JOB STIMULUS
FUNDS AND $10 MILLION FROM OUR
00:16:42STATE JOB STIMULUS PROGRAM.
THIS $40 MILLION COMMITMENT LA
00:16:48OFFICER ACCESS TO CAPITAL FOR
NEW AND EXPANDED AND I'LL
00:16:57DOUBLE THE IMPACT OF OUR
EFFORTS BY REQUIRING THOSE
00:17:02STEEKING STATE FUNDS WILL MEET
A MEN MUM, MATCH OUR INVESTMENT
00:17:07DOLL-FOR-DOLLAR WITH PRIVATE
FUNDS.
00:17:09REVENUE GENERATED WILL KEEP
POWERING OHIO NRMING, BECAUSE
00:17:17ET WILL BE INVESTMENT INDEED
OHIO COMPANIES.
00:17:21[APPLAUSE]
WITH THE FEDERAL TAX CREDIT
00:17:32CURRENTLY IN PLACE FOR
RENEWABLE ENERGY, COMPANIES
00:17:35WILL BE MAKING COMMITMENTS T
THE NEW FACILITIES IN THE
00:17:38COMING MONTHS.
BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS
00:17:42OHIO'S TAX STRUCTURE
DISCOURAGES WIND AND SOLAR
00:17:46COMPANIES FROM COMING TO OHIO
TO GENERATE REKNEWIBLE --
00:17:52RENEWABLE ENERGY.
WE SHOULD GIVE THOSE COMPANIES
00:17:55EVERY REASON TO CHOOSE OHIO.
AND THAT'S WHY I'M ASKING THE
00:18:00LEGISLATURE TO TRUCE PROPERTY
TAX ON GENERATION FOR WINDOW
00:18:07FACILITIES.
BREAK GROUND -- BREAKING GROUND
00:18:19AND PRODUCING MORE ENERGY BY
2012.
00:18:22[APPLAUSE]
>> AND WE WILL NO LONGER BE SHY
00:18:27ABOUT OUR PLACE AT THE FORFRONT
OF THE ENERGY REVOLUTION.
00:18:32AND THAT'S WHY WE ARE
PROCLAIMING OHIO STATUS AS
00:18:37AMERICA'S ENERGY GATEWAY.
AND WE WILL TRANSFORM TURNPIKE
00:18:43SERVICE PLAZAS IN WMS AND
MAHONEY -- OHIOANS WILL BE
00:18:56REMINDED THAT OHIO IS PRODUCING
A NEW KIND OF ENERGY TO POWER
00:18:59OUR FUTURE.
NOW, THERE WILL COME A DAY WHEN
00:19:04OHIO WILL BE THE UNDISPUTED
HOME OF ADVANCED ENERGY.
00:19:08A DAY WHEN WE WILL HAVE CAS
OFF THOSE TWO TIRED LITTLE
00:19:14WORDS THAT HAVE BEEN USED TO
PUT US DOWN.
00:19:16RUST BELT.
BECAUSE THAT'S NOT WHO WERE
00:19:21DELSM
[APPLAUSE]
00:19:38>> THANK YOU.
THERE WILL COME -- THERE WILL
00:19:44COME A DAY WHEN THE ICONIC
IMAGE OF THE TEXAS OIL RIG WIL
00:19:49BE ECLIPSED BY THE OHIO-MADE
WIND TURBINE AND SOLAR PANEL.
00:19:56OR VALUE WRIGHT ONCE SAID
EVERYTHING HE HAD ACCOMPLISHED
00:20:01IN HIS LIFE WAS THE RESULT OF
HIS UPBRINGING HERE IN OHIO.
00:20:06IN OHIO HE WAS TAUGHT TO
QUESTION, TO EXPLORE, AND TO
00:20:11SEEK NEW ANSWERS.
I BELIEVE IN OHIO, BECAUSE THAT
00:20:21SPIRIT IS VERY MUCH ALIVE IN
OUR GREAT STATE TODAY.
00:20:24I BELIEVE IN OHIO BECAUSE WE
HAVE LAID DOWN THE FOUNDATIO
00:20:27FOR GOAT AND A THRIVING MIDD
CLASS.
00:20:30I BELIEVE IN OHIO UNCONDITIONAL
LY.
00:20:35[APPLAUSE]
>> BUT LET ME SAY TO YOU, WE
00:20:46MUST NOT LOSE SIGHT OF THE FACT
THAT MANY OF OUR PEOPLE ARE
00:20:49HURTING RIGHT NOW.
THE WAKE OF THE WALL STREET
00:20:55CRISIS HAS KNOCKED OVER BANKS
AND MORTGAGE LENDERS AND
00:20:59PENSION PLANS.
AND COMPANIES IN EVERY SECTOR
00:21:02OF OUR ECONOMY.
LEAVING US IN THE MIDST OF WHAT
00:21:07IS THE WORST ECONOMIC COLLAPSE
IN GENERATIONS.
00:21:12PEOPLE HAVE WORKED HARD ALL OF
THEIR LIVES AND WHO MAY NER
00:21:16HAVE BOUGHT A STOCK OR A BOND
AND CERTAINLY NEVER TRADED IN
00:21:25COLLATERALIZED DEBT WITH GREE
THEY DIDN'T CAUSE OR CONTRUTE
00:21:28TO.
AND THEY WOULD NEVER HAVE
00:21:31BENEFITTED FROM.
BUT FOR WHICH THEY MUST NOW
00:21:35REPAIR THE DAMAGE.
IN STARK COUNTY JUST LAST YEAR,
00:21:41835 PEOPLE APPLIED FOR ONE JOB
OPENING AS A JANUARY TORE AT A
00:21:46JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL.
835 PEOPLE.
00:21:51SCRAMBLING FOR ONE JOB.
ONE MAN TOLD THE LOC
00:21:54NEWSPAPER THAT GETTING THE JOB
WOULD BE LIKE WINNING THE
00:21:58LOTTERY.
NOW, I WANT TO SAY SOMETHING TO
00:22:03THOSE 834 PEOPLE WHO APPLIED
FOR THAT JOB AND DIDN'T GET IT.
00:22:08I WANT TO SAY SOMETHING TO
EVERY PERSON IN OHIO WHO IS
00:22:13UNEMPLOYED OR UNDEREMPLOYED.
I AM FIGHTING FOR YOU.
00:22:16[APPLAUSE]
I CAN'T SAY -- I CAN'T SAY -- I
00:22:30CAN'T SAY IT WILL BE TODAY.
I CAN'T SAY IT WILL BE EASY.
00:22:35BUT WE ARE GOING TO FIX THI
THING.
00:22:39AND YOU HAVE MY WORD ON THIS.
I WILL MOVE HEAVEN AND EARTH TO
00:22:44CREATE JOBS IN OHIO, AND I WILL
NOT REST UNTIL IT'S DONE.
00:22:48BECAUSE -- BECAUSE THE STATE OF
OUR STATE IS UNYIELDING.
00:22:55[APPLAUSE]
>> THANK YOU.
00:23:15UNYIELDING.
UNYIELDING IN THE FACE OF THE
00:23:19GLOBAL ECONOMIC TURMOIL.
UNY50E8DING IN THE FACE OF
00:23:23BUDGET CUTS AND JOB LOSS.
UNYIELDING IN THE KNOWLEE
00:23:27THAT WE ARE MORE THAN OUR
CHALLENGES
00:23:29[APPLAUSE]
>> AND -- AND UNYIELDING IN THE
00:23:37BELIEF THAT OHIO WILL NOT
ALWAYS BE JUST OUR HOME, BUT
00:23:43OUR HOPE.
I BELIEVE IN OHIO.
00:23:48[APPLAUSE]
>> I BELIEVE IN OHIO, BECAUSE
00:23:54WE MAY HAVE BEEN DEALT A TOUGH
HAND, BUT WE ARE GOING TO DO
00:23:58WHAT OHIOANS HAVE ALWAYS DONE.
WE ARE GOING TO PLAY IT TO WIN.
00:24:03WE'VE HAD TO MAKE TOUGH
DECISIONS.
00:24:06WE'VE HAD TO MAKE SACRIFICES.
BUT WE HAVE WORK TO REDUCE THE
00:24:11BLOW OF THIS INTERNATIONAL
ECONOMIC MELTDOWN AND THE
00:24:15DECISIONS THAT WE HAVE MAD
HAVE POSITIONED OHIO TO NOT
00:24:19ONLY RECOVER, BUT TO EMEMBERS
OF THE JURY -- TO RENEW.
00:24:36IN OUR BIPARTISAN JOBS PLAN
HAVE MADE -- IN ENERGY AND
00:24:42DISTRIBUTION AND PUBLIC WORKS
AND OTHER AREAS.
00:24:45WE'VE MADE THE LARGEST
COMMITMENT IN OUR HISTORY TO
00:24:49IMPROVING OHIO'S INFRASTRUCTURE
WHILE SAVING RESOURCES IN EVE
00:24:53WAY POSSIBLE.
IN FACT, WE WILL INCREASE
00:24:58INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING THIS
YEAR BY 30%.
00:25:01WHILE OPERATING WITH A
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
00:25:06THAT HAS ITS SMALLEST WORKFORCE
IN 30 YEARS.
00:25:10[APPLAUSE]
WE HAVE REVITALIZED OUR
00:25:19JOB-TRAINING EFFORTS TO BUI
THE SKILLS OUR PEOPLE NEED R
00:25:22THE EMPLOYMENT IN HIGH-GROWTH
INDUSTRIES.
00:25:25ALL TOLD, WE'VE HELPED MORE
THAN 140,000 OHIOANS RECEIVE
00:25:30JOB TRAINING SINCE JANUARY OF
2007.
00:25:34WE'VE MADE A COMMITMENT TO
BUILDING A TAX STRUCTURE THAT
00:25:38ENCOURAGES JOB GROWTH AND IS
RESPECTFUL OF OUR CITIZENS.
00:25:43WE EXPANDED THE HOMESTEAD
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION, SAVEG
00:25:48THE AVERAGE SENIOR CITIZEN
HOMEOWNER MORE THAN $400 EACH
00:25:52AND EVERY YEAR.
OUR BUSINESS TAXES ARE THE
00:25:56LOWEST IN THE MIDWEST.
IN FACT, EVERY YEAR THAT I HAVE
00:26:01BEEN IN OFFICE, WE HAVE CUT
TAXES.
00:26:05NOW EVEN WITH THE DELAY IN
IMPLEMENTING THE FINAL YEAR OF
00:26:11THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX
REDUCTION, OUR EFFORTS TO CARRY
00:26:14OUT THE TAX REFORM BILL OF 2005
HAVE ALREADY PROVIDED THE
00:26:19LARGEST TAX CUT IN MODERN OHI
HISTORY.
00:26:25[APPLAUSE]
WE HAVE REFORMED OUR REGULATORY
00:26:33PROCESS TO CUT DOWN ON RED TAPE
AND TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR
00:26:37COMPANIES TO DO BUSINESS I
OHIO.
00:26:40IN FACT, WE TOSSED OUT 220
STATE RULES, AND WE REVISED
00:26:47OVER 1,000 MORE.
I BELIEVE IN OHIO, BECAUSE JOB
00:26:52CREATORS KNOW THAT OHIO IS A
GREAT PLACE TO DO BUSINESS.
00:26:56THE SMALL BUSINESS AND
ENTREPRENEURSHIP COUNCIL
00:27:00STUDIES THE BUSINESS CLIMATE IN
50 STATES.
00:27:03THEY CONSIDER TAXES AND
REGULATIONS AND THE LIKE, AND
00:27:09THEN THEY RANK THE STATES
WHETHER THEY ARE A GOOD PLAC
00:27:14TO START AND GROW A BUSINESS.
IN THE OLD REPORT OHIO RANKED
00:27:2038TH.
IN THE NEW REPORT ISSUED JUST A
00:27:23FEW WEEKS AGO, OHIO NOW RANKS
11TH.
00:27:26[APPLAUSE]
AND WE ARE AMONG THE VERY BEST
00:27:37IN THE MIDWEST AND BEST AMO
THE STHATES BORDER US.
00:27:43-- THE STATES THAT BORDER US.
I BELIEVE IN OHIO BECAUSWE
00:27:47HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A STATE THAT
INVENTS THINGS, DESIGNS THINGS,
00:27:53AND GROWS THINGS, AND THE WORLD
KNOWS THIS.
00:27:56IN FACT, WE ARE THE ONLY STATE
IN AMERICA WHERE EXPORTS HAVE
00:28:00GROWN EVERY YEAR.
SINCE 1998.
00:28:05I BELIEVE IN OHIO.
[APPLAUSE]
00:28:08>> I BELIEVE IN OHIO, BECAUSE I
HAVE NEVER MET AN OHIOAN WHO
00:28:13THINKS WE SHOULD PUT IN A CALL
TO CHINA AND ASK THEM IF THEY
00:28:17WANT MORE AMERICAN JOBS.
BECAUSE WE KNOW THERE IS NO
00:28:22PRODUCT THAT WOULDN'T BENEFIT
FROM HAVING MADE IN OHIO
00:28:27STAMPED ON IT.
[APPLAUSE]
00:28:36BUT OHIO BUSINESS LEADERS HAVE
TOLD ME TIME AND AGAIN THAT
00:28:43LACK OF ACCESS TO CAPITOL
IMPEDES THEM FROM COMPETING AND
00:28:49EXPANDING.
OUR BUSINESSES ARE OPERATING
00:28:52WITH ONE HAND TIED BEHIND THEI
BACKS.
00:28:55BECAUSE WHEN WALL STREET RAN
AMUCK AND DAMAGED THE AMERICAN
00:29:07-- IN PARTICULAR WE HAVE MANY
SMALL MANUFACTURERS IN OHIO WHO
00:29:11CANNOT AFFORD TO EXPAND THEIR
COMPANIES, AND CALLED BACK LAID
00:29:14OFF WORKERS, EVEN AS ORDERS
INCREASED, BECAUSE THEY LACKED
00:29:21CAPITAL.
IF THEY MISS THIS TWOID EXPAND
00:29:24AND INNOVATE, IT COULD COST
OHIOANS JOBS FOR A GENERATION.
00:29:28QUITE FRANKLY, I'M CONVINCED
THAT THIS IS THE SINGLE
00:29:32GREATEST FACTOR INHIBITING
ECONOMIC RECOVERY.
00:29:36SO WE'RE GOING TO DO SOMETHING
ABOUT IT.
00:29:39TODAY I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE
THAT LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR SHER
00:29:44AND OHIO TREASURER, KEVIN
BOISE, HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH A
00:29:50GROUP OF OHIO LENDERS TO
ESTABLISH THE SMALL BUSINESS
00:29:55GROWTH PARTNERSHIP.
THE FIRST -- BUSINESS CLEARING
00:30:06HOUSE THAT POINTS DIRECTION TO
THE WORKING CAPITAL THEY NEED
00:30:10TO GROW THEIR BUSINESSES AND
CREATE NEW JOBS.
00:30:13WE'RE ALSO MEETING WITH LEND
TORSE ESTABLISH A WORKING
00:30:17CAPITAL JOBS FUND.
THIS PUBLIC/PRIVATE
00:30:21PARTNERSHIP, WILL BECOME A NEW,
A DEDICATED SOURCE FOR WORKING
00:30:25BUSINESS CAPITAL.
NOW LET ME BE CLEAR, THIS IS
00:30:29NOT A BAILOUT.
AND THIS IS NOT A HANDOUT.
00:30:33THESE ARE LOANS FOR COMPAES
THAT COULD MAKE MORE PRODUCTS.
00:30:38MORE PROFITS, AND MORE RNL --
MY FRIENDS, OHIOANS HAVE L
00:30:50THE SKILLS TO DO THE JOBS THAT
ARE BEING OUTSOURCED OVERSEAS.
00:30:55NATCHINGT OHIOANS HAVE THE
SKILLS TO PERFORM THOSE JOBS
00:30:58BETTER.
AND THAT'S WHY TODAY I AM
00:31:02ANNOUNCING IN-SOURCE OHIO.
A COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE
00:31:06OHIO DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT,
JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES AND THE
00:31:10BOARD OF REGIONENS.
IN-SOURCE OHIO WILL WORK WITH
00:31:16ANY OHIO COMPANY CURRENTLY OUT
STORESING -- WITHIN A BUSINESS
00:31:26MODEL THAT REMAINS EXEAVE.
[APPLAUSE]
00:31:29-- COMPETITIVE.
[APPLAUSE]
00:31:42I BELIEVE IN OHIO, BECAUSE OUR
WORKFORCE IS SECOND TO NONE.
00:31:49BETWEEN JOBS -- BUT WHEN JOBS
DISAPPEAR, WE OWE OHIOANS EVERY
00:31:56OPPORTUNITY TO PREPARE
THEMSELVES FOR NEW EMPLOYMENT.
00:31:59THAT'S WHY TODAY I'M ANNOUNCIN
A MANUFACTURING CERTIFICATE.
00:32:05THOSE WHO HAVE WORKED IN
MANUFACTURING WILL BE ABLE TO
00:32:08OBTAIN A CREDENTIAL THAT THE
CAN TAKE TO FUTURE EMPLOYEES
00:32:13THAT DOCUMENT THEIR FULL RANGE
OF JOB SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE.
00:32:16AND CERTIFICATE HOLDERS WILL BE
ABLE TO EARN CREDIT TOWARDS
00:32:20ADDITIONAL JOB TRAINING AND
EDUCATION.
00:32:22PEOPLE ARE COMING TO OUR
COMMUNITY COLLEGES LOOKINGING
00:32:26FOR OPPORTUNITY.
AL IN FACT ENROLLMENT IS UP 23%
00:32:30OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS.
NOW A LOT OF FOLKS WANT TO
00:32:34CREATE THEIR OWN OPPORTUNITY,
AND THAT'S WHY WE SHOULD HEL
00:32:37THEM CHANNEL THEIR PASSIONS
INTO A BUSINESS.
00:32:41TODAY I AM ANNOUNCEING THE
CREATION OF A NEW PROGRAM
00:32:45CALLED BUILD YOUR OWN BUSINESS.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR SMALL
00:32:50BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS,
OUR OHIO COMMUNITIES COLLEGES
00:32:54AND ADULT CAREER CENTERS, WE'LL
BEGIN OFFERING OHIOANS COURSES
00:33:00AND TRAINING ON STARTING A NEW
BUSINESS.
00:33:04PARTICIPATES WILL HAVE ACCESS
TO BUSINESS TUTORS AND MENTORS.
00:33:08AND TO SMALL STARTUP LOANS OF
UP TO $500,000.
00:33:13TO HELP OUR NEW ENTREPRENEURS
TAKE THEIR FIRST STEPS FORWARD.
00:33:19BUILD YOUR OWN BUSINESS
REPRESENTS A STATEWIDE
00:33:23EXPANSIONEN AND THE COMMUTY
COLLEGE OFFERS SUPPORT FOR
00:33:31BUDDING BUSINESS PEOPLE AND
WHERE 60 OF THE 62 BYRNESES
00:33:34THEY HAVE MENTORED ARE
SUCCEEDING.
00:33:38BUILD YOUR OWN BUSINESS IS JUST
ONE OF FOUR SIGNIFICANT
00:33:42JOB-TRAINING PROGRAMS I THINK
SHOULD BE THE FOCUS OF NEW
00:33:46REVENUE WHICH OHIO WILL RECEIVE
FROM CASINO LICENSING IF HE IN
00:33:58THEIR FIELDS AND ENCOURAGE OUR
YOUNG PEOPLE TO STAY AND THRIVE
00:34:02IN OHIO.
AND WE SHOULD STUPT
00:34:08HIGHLY-SUCCESSFUL OHIO
WORKFORCE GUARANTEE.
00:34:11BECAUSE IT AVOIDS LAYOFFS AND
BUSINESS EXPANSION BY PROVIDING
00:34:16RESOURCES TO COMPANIES.
AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKG
00:34:21WITH THE ELECTRIC COMPANY ES
BACK TO WORK.
00:34:30I BELIEVE IN OHIO, BECAUSE WE
FAVOR COMMON SENSE SOLUTIONS
00:34:36OVER IDEOLOGICAL EXTREMES.
NOW WITH THE NEW REGULATORY
00:34:40REFORM THAT WE ARE CALLING FAST
TRACK, WE WILL BE ABLE TO
00:34:44ACCELERATE FUNDING AND FINAL
APPROVAL FOR OUR MOST
00:34:49PROMISING, JOB-CREATING
TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS.
00:34:53AND WE WILL DEDICATE AN
ADDITIONAL $100 MILLION IN COST
00:34:59SAVINGS TO THESE FAST-TRACK
PROJECTS.
00:35:02REPAIRING ROADS, BRIDGES, IN
ORDER TO UNIFY OUR HIGHER
00:35:13EDUCATION IN OUR STATE AND TO
HELP US PURSUE THE GOAL OF
00:35:17BEING THE BEST IN THE NATION AT
TURNING OUR UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
00:35:21INTO NEW JOBS AND NICK DWME
WE ARE FIGHTER THAT WILL HELP
00:35:30OUR UNIVERSITY SYSTEM TUR
GREAT IDEAS INTO NEW PRODUCTS
00:35:34AND NEW JOBS.
MY ADMINISTRATION AND ATTORNEY
00:35:40GENERAL RICH, ARE OVERSEEING
TALKS TOWARD REACHING A
00:35:44STANDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE
ENTIRE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF
00:35:47OHIO AND CONSUMER PRODUCT POR
HOUSE, P & G.
00:35:53WITH A CONTRACT IN PLACE, WE
WILL SPEED UP AND STRENGTHEN
00:35:57RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN
OUR UNIVERSITY FACULTY AND T
00:36:01COMPANY.
P & G WILL GET THE EFF -- OUR
00:36:07UNIVERSITIES WILL GET THE
BENEFIT OF UNPRECEDENTED
00:36:11OPPORTUNITY TO COLLABORATE WITH
P & G ON NEW PRODUCTS.
00:36:14AND OHIOANS WILL GET THE
BENEFIT OF NEW ECONOMI
00:36:17DEVELOPMENT.
AND WE CAN USE THIS AGREEMENT
00:36:21AS A MODEL FOR OTHER COMPANIES
AND INDUSTRIES THAT WANT TO
00:36:25WORK WITH OHIO'S INNOVATE
CONSTITUTIONS.
00:36:31AS -- TO BUILD ON THIS HISTORI
AGREEMENT AND TO LINK OHIO
00:36:40MANUFACTURERS TO GREAT RESEARCH
GOING ON IN OHIO.
00:36:42[APPLAUSE]
>> I BELIEVE IN OHIO, BECAU
00:36:56WE ARE NOT PASSIVELY WAITING
FOR BETTER DAYS.
00:37:00WE ARE PURSUING PRAGMATIC
SOLUTIONS AND BUILDING
00:37:07PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS AND
THOSE THAT LET US FOCUS OUR
00:37:11ENERGY ON THE NEEDS OF THE
PEOPLE AND GUIDE OUR ENERGIES
00:37:14TOWARD PRIVATE ENERGY TOWARD
WORK THAT ADVANCES OHIO.
00:37:18WITH THE THIRD FRONTIER, OHIO
MADE A COMMITMENT TO SECURING
00:37:21OUR PLACE AT THE FORFRONT OF
THE RESEARCHED AND THAT
00:37:31COMMITMENT HAS PAID TREMENDOUS
DIVIDENDS.
00:37:36IT'S SHOWN OVERALL IT'S CREATED
38,000 JOBS FOR OHIOANS AND
00:37:42LEVERAGED MORE THAN 6.6 BILLION
IN OUTSIDE INVESTMENTS.
00:37:48AND THE THIRD FRONTIER IS A
HAVE DEPRONE MORE THAN 20% A
00:37:58YEAR, THE TO MORE THAN GROWTH
NATIONDE.
00:38:04[APPLAUSE]
THIS 10-YEAR INVESTMENT IN
00:38:17REVITALIZING OHIO LAUNCHED IN
2002 UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF
00:38:22FORMER GOVERNOR BOB, AND WH
THE BIPARTISAN SUPPORT OF THE
00:38:27ELECTED OFFICIALS AND VOTERS,
IT'S SET TO EXPIRE.
00:38:33NOW I WANT TO THANK TH
LEGISLATURE TOWARD WORKING
00:38:36TOWARD THE RENEWELL OF THIS
VITAL PROGRAM.
00:38:39AND I'M HOPEFUL WE WILL MEET
NEXT WEEK'S DEADLINE FOR
00:38:44PLACING THE THIRD FRONTIER ON
THE BALLOT SO, VOTERS CAN
00:38:48CONSIDER IT IN MAY OF THI
YEAR.
00:38:51[APPLAUSE]
>> OHIO'S PROMISE -- OHIO
00:39:03OPPORTUNITY IS NOT TO BE FOUND
BY CLINGING EVER TIGHTER TO A
00:39:07FADING PAST.
INDEED, THE SCRIPTTURES WARN US
00:39:13-- DO NOT SAY WHY WERE THE
FORMER DAYS BETTER THAN THESE,
00:39:18FOR IT IS NOT FROM WISDOM AT
YOU ASK THIS, BECAUSE, MY
00:39:24FRIENDS, OUR RENEWELL LIES
BEFORE US NOT BEHIND US.
00:39:35-- RENEWAL LIES BEFORE US, NOT
BEHIND US.
00:39:38[APPLAUSE]
>> AND EVEN AS WE ACKNOWLEDGE
00:39:42THE SINCERE, SHARED SACRIFICE
WE HAVE ENDURED IN RECENT
00:39:47YEARS, WE SHOULDN'T LOSE SIGHT
OF THE FACT THAT WE HAVE
00:39:50ACCOMPLISHED SOME THINGS THAT
NO OTHER STATE HAS BEEN ABLE TO
00:39:53DO.
WE HAVE FOLLOWED A PLAN AND
00:39:56DEFIED OUR CIRCUMSTANCES TO
PROTECT OUR INVESTMENT ITHE
00:39:59FUTURE.
CALIFORNIA RECENTLY ANNOUNCED A1
00:40:0432% TUITION INCREASE AT ITS
STATE UNIVERSITIES.
00:40:08OHIO HAS HELD TUITION TO THE
LOWEST INCREASE IN THE NATION
00:40:13OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS.
[APPLAUSE]
00:40:37>> THANK YOU.
AND MY FRIENDS, THAT'S ONE
00:40:41IMPORTANT REASON WHY WE NOW
HAVE 65,000 -- 65,591 MORE
00:40:49OHIOANS ENROLLED IN OUR PUBLIC
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES THAN
00:40:54WE HAD IN THE YEAR 2006.
[APPLAUSE]
00:41:05NEXT DOOR IN INDIANA, THEY ARE
IN THE PROCESS RIGHT NOW OF
00:41:09SLASHING $300 MILLION IN STA
FUNDS FROM THEIR PRIMARY AND
00:41:13SECONDARY SCHOOLS.
IN GEORGIA, SCHOOL FUNDING WAS
00:41:17CUT BY $440 MILLION AND AT
LEAST 27 OTHER STATES ARE
00:41:23INFLICTING SERIOUS CUTS ON
THEIR SCHOOL SYSTEMS.
00:41:25BUT IN OHIO -- IN OHIO, WE ARE
NOT GOING BACKWARD ON OUR
00:41:30SCHOOLS!
[APPLAUSE]
00:41:43>> USING A COMBINATION OF STATE
AND FEDERAL RESOURCES, WE HAVE
00:41:48INCREASED SCHOOL FUNDING BY
5.5% IN THE LAST BUDGET.
00:41:53I BELIEVE IN OHIO, BECAUSE WE
RECOGNIZE THAT A SUPERIOR
00:41:58EDUCATION, STARTING FROM THE
EARLIEST AGE, IS THE ONLY PATH
00:42:03TO SUSTAINING PROSPERITY.
SO WE PASSED AN HISTORIC PLAN
00:42:08LAST YEAR THAT GIVES OUR
STUDENTS AND OUR TAXPAYERS A
00:42:12SYSTEM THAT IS CONSTITUTIONAL,
ACCOUNTABLE, AND INCOMPARABLE.
00:42:15[APPLAUSE]
>> USING AN EVIDENCE-BASED
00:42:40APPROACH, WE HAVE DEFINED THE
RESOURCES OUR STUDENTS NEED
00:42:44INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE
CLASSROOM.
00:42:46WE HAVE REDEFINED OUR
EXPECTATIONS AND PRACTICES WITH
00:42:50ONE CORE PURPOSE IN MIND, TO
PREPARE OUR STUDENTS TO BECOME
00:42:54CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKERS,
WHO WILL THRIVE IN THE WORK
00:42:58PLACE AND IN LIFE.
THIS MONTH, EDUCATION WEEK
00:43:04ISSUED ITS ANNUAL REPORT CARD
ON THE NATION'S SCHOS.
00:43:08THE STUDY LOOKS AT MORE THAN
150 INDICATORS OF SCHOOL
00:43:14QUALITY, AND OHIO SCHOOLS NOW
RANKED FIRST IN THE MIDWEST AND
00:43:18FIFTH IN THE NATION.
[APPLAUSE]
00:43:44>> THANK YOU.
THE REPORT NOTES THAT THE OHIO
00:43:50MODEL FOR MATHEMATICS HAVE BEEN
CITED AS A MODEL FOR OTHER
00:43:55STATES AND OUR PRS ARE AMONG
THE BEST IN THE NATION.
00:43:59OUR CLOSEING THE ACHIEVEMENT
GAP INITIATIVE HAS RAISED
00:44:02EXPECTATIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS.
00:44:06OVER THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF
THIS EFFORT, PARTICIPATING
00:44:09SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACHIEVED A
MORE THAN 18% INCREASE IN THE
00:44:13OVERALL NINTH AND 10TH GRADE
PROMOTION RATE.
00:44:18NOW, LISTEN TO THIS -- THE
HIGHLY-RESPECTED EDUCATION
00:44:23COMMISSION OF THE STATES
STUDIES SCHOOLS AND SCHOOLS
00:44:28SYSTEMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AN
THEY THEN PRESENT AN AWARD FOR
00:44:33THE INNOVATION FOR THE STATE
THAT HAS BEST IMPROVED
00:44:36EDUCATION AND PUT IN PLACE WHAT
THEY CALL BOLD, COURAGEOUS AND
00:44:41NON-PARTISAN NEW POLICY.
AND JUST TODAY, JUST TODAY THE
00:44:46COMMISSION ANNOUNCED THAT THEIR
AWARD FOR THE MOST INNOVATE
00:44:51EDUCATION SYSTEM IN THE COUNTRY
GOES TO OHIO.
00:44:54[APPLAUSE]
>> OHIO!
00:45:25>> THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
LET ME SAY TO OUR SCHOOS
00:45:28CHILDREN.
WE DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR DREAMS
00:45:31WILL BE, BUT OUR SCHOOLS WILL
GIVE YOU THE TOOLS YOU NEED.
00:45:36IN ORDER TO MAKE THEM COM
TRUE.
00:45:45IN OHIO WE NOW BETTER SERVE
THOSE WHO HAVE SELF-LELY
00:45:50SERVE OUR NATION.
WE CREATED THE OHIO DEPARTMENT
00:45:53OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND
VETERANS SERVICES TO UNITE ALL
00:45:57OUR SERVICES INTO ONE CABIT
DEPARTMENT.
00:46:00WITH THE OHIO G.I. PROMISE,
OHIO BECAME THE FIRST STATE IN
00:46:03THE NATION TO OPEN ITS DOORS
AND THE DOORS OF OUR STATE
00:46:07UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES WITH
FREE TUITION FOR VETERANS FROM
00:46:10ACROSS OUR COUNTRY.
WE'VE MADE MILITARY PENSIONS
00:46:15FREE FROM STATE INCOME TAX.
SO LET THESE POLICIES SEND A
00:46:19CLEAR MESSAGE TO EVERYONE WHO
HAS WORN THIS NATION'S UNIFORM,
00:46:24HEROES ARE WELCOME IN OHIO.
[APPLAUSE]
00:46:44>> THANK YOU.
SO NAY HONOR OF ALL THE SERVICE
00:46:55MEN AND WOMEN FROM OHIO, WHO
ARE BRAVELY SERVING US, I WOULD
00:47:00LIKE FOR YOU TO JOIN ME IN A
MOMENT OF SILENT REFLECTION.
00:47:04LET US PRAY UNDER THEIR SAFE
RETURN AND FOR THE COMFORT AND
00:47:08STRENGTH OF THOSE WHO HAVE
SUFFERED LOSS OR INJURY.
00:47:24THANK YOU.
I'M PROUD TODAY TO SAY THAT IN
00:47:30ASSEMBLING A CABINET AND
APPOINTING JUDGES, NO OHIO
00:47:34GOVERNOR HAS BETTER CHOSEN
ADVOCATES THAT BETTER-REFLECT
00:47:39THE DIVERSITY OF THIS GREAT
STATE.
00:47:41WOMEN NOW HOLD HALF THE SEATS
IN MY CABINET.
00:47:44[APPLAUSE]
[LAUGHTER]
00:48:05>> AMONG THE 40 JUDICIAL
VACANCIES I FILLED, MORE THAN
00:48:101/3 OF OUR NEW JUDGES ARE
AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND MORE THAN
00:48:1440% ARE WOMEN.
[APPLAUSE]
00:48:32>> THANK YOU.
ONE OF MY RECENT APPOINTEE
00:48:36REPRESENTS ONE OF THE FIRST
HISPANICS TO SERVE AND I HAVE
00:48:43APOINTED THE FIRST TWO OHIO
JUDGES WHO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES
00:48:46AS MEMBERS OF THE GAY AND
LESBIAN COMMUNITY.
00:48:49[APPLAUSE]
>> MY FRIENDS' PUBLIC SERVANTS
00:49:09SHOULD LOOK LIKE THE PUBLIC
THEY SERVE
00:49:11[APPLAUSE]
>> TOGETHER WE HAVE PUT A
00:49:19STEADY HAND ON THE REIGNS OF
GOVERNMENT, INVESTING ON THE
00:49:23THINGS THAT ARE ESSENTIAL TO
OUR FUTURE AND ESSENTIAL TO WHO
00:49:26WE ARE.
WE ARE BUILDING A GOVERNMENT
00:49:30THAT WORKS BETTER AND WORKS
WITH WHAT'S MOST IMPORTANT TO
00:49:34OHIO.
A GOVERNMENT THAT LOOKS LIKE
00:49:35OHIO AND ACTS LIKE OHIO.
RONALD REAGAN ONCE SAID THAT NO
00:49:42GOVERNMENT EVER REDUCES ITSELF
IN SIZE.
00:49:46A GOVERNMENT PROGRAM, HE SAID,
IS THE NEAREST THING TO ETERNAL
00:49:51LIFE WE'LL EVER SEE ON THe
EARTH.
00:49:56[LAUGHTER]
[APPLAUSE]
00:50:00>> WELL, TODAY, TODAY OHIO HAS
5,021 FEWER STATE EMPLOYEES
00:50:09THAN WHEN I TOOK OFFICE.
>> THAT'S FEWER STATE EMPLOYEES
00:50:18THAN AT ANY TIME SINCE RONALD
REAGAN WAS IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
00:50:22TO KEEP OUR BUDGET BALANCED,
WE'VE HAD TO MAKE CUTS, BUT WE
00:50:28ARE ALSO MAKING BETTER USE OF
THE RESOURCES THAT WE DO HAVE.
00:50:33IT COSTS THROES MAKE A COPY AT
THE OHIO ENVIRONMENTAL
00:50:38PROTECTION PAPER BECAUSE THEY
PURCHASE COPY MACHINES INSTEAD
00:50:42OF LEASELING THEM, SAVING $19
THOURGS.
00:50:46THE PHONE BILL WENT DOWN AT E
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH BECAUSE
00:50:49THEY ARE PLACING MORE CAL
OVER THE INTERNET INSTEAD OF
00:50:52OVER TRADITIONAL PHONE LINES,
SAVING $232,000.
00:50:59AND BECAUSE THERE TRULY IS NO
SUCH THING AS A FREE LUMP,E
00:51:03HAVE SAVED $1.6 MILLION BY
LIMITING WHERE AND WHEN STATE
00:51:09MONEY CAN BE USED TO PURCHE
FOOD.
00:51:12YOU KNOW, IT'S A PENNY HERE AND
A DOLLAR THERE.
00:51:15OR IN THE CASE OF OUR MEDICAID
EFFORTS.
00:51:21IT'S $796 MILLION SAVED BY
BILLING THIRD PARTIES, WHO
00:51:28SHOULD HAVE BE RESPONSIBLE
FOR THAT PAYMENT.
00:51:30[APPLAUSE]
>> QUITE FRANKLY, WE HAVE
00:51:43TRACKED DOWN WASTE AND
INEFFICIENTLY LIKE A HUNGRY
00:51:47BLOOD HOUND, BECAUSE OUR
TAXPAYERS DESERVE NO LESS.
00:51:51[APPLAUSE]
NOW NOT FOR A MOMENT, WOULD I
00:52:02WANT TO UNDERSTATE THE SERIOUS
CHALLENGES WE HAVE FACED I
00:52:05OHIO.
SERIOUS BUDGET CHALLENGES.
00:52:08BUT I ALSO THINK WE SHOULD
UNDERSTAND THAT RESPONSIBLE
00:52:12LEADERSHIP MAKES A DIFFERENCE.
IN NOVEMBER, THE PUGH CENTER ON
00:52:17THE STATE ISSUED ITS REPORT ON
STATE FINANCES AND STATE
00:52:21ECONOMIES.
THEY MADE AN APPLES-TO-APPLES
00:52:26COMPARISON TO PER CAP TAE
SPENDING AND REVENUE ACROSS THE
00:52:3050 STATES, AND WHAT DID THEY
FIND?
00:52:32OHIO IS DOING BETTER THAN MOST
STATES AT MAINTAINING STATE
00:52:37RE-NEW AND BALANCING THE
BUDGET.
00:52:41"FORBES" MAGAZINE DID A STUDY A
FEW YEARS AGO ABOUT THE STATES
00:52:45PEOPLE MOST WANTED TO LIVE IN.
FLORIDA WAS RIGHT THERE AT THE
00:52:49TOP OF THE LIST.
TODAY FLORIDA IS RIGHT THERE AT
00:52:54THE TOP OF A DIFFERENT LIST.
THE PUGH CENTER'S LIST OF WHAT
00:53:01THEY CALL STATES IN FISCAL
PAYROLL.
00:53:04FLORIDA HAS A HIGHER
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE THAN OHIO.
00:53:07FLORIDA HAS A HIGHER FORCLOSURE
RATE THAN OHIO.
00:53:12FLORIDA HAS LOST VASTLY MORE
STATE REVENUE AND HAS HAD
00:53:16VASTLY GREATER BUDGET GAPS TO
FILL THAN OHIO.
00:53:20NOW IT'S TRUE.
IT'S TRUE IN FLORIDA THEY DON'T
00:53:23HAVE TO SHOVEL A LOT OF SNOW.
BUT, MY FRIENDS, I WOULD REMIND
00:53:28YOU OF WHAT RUTH HAYES HAD TO
SAY ON THE SUBJECT OF WEATHER.
00:53:32HE SAID THE CLIMATE OF OHIO IS
PERFECT, BECAUSE A CLIMA
00:53:37WHICH REQUIRES INDUSTRY TO
SECURE COMFORT IS THE VERY
00:53:41CLIMATE WHICH PRODUCES THE
HIGHEST CIVILIZATION.
00:53:45[APPLAUSE]
>> AND BY THAT STANDARD, BY
00:53:52THAT STANDARD WE'VE REACH
SOME HEIGHTS IN CIVILIZATION.
00:53:56[LAUGHTER]
>> YOU KNOW, I BELIEVE IN OHIO
00:53:59BECAUSE WHILE EVERY STATE HAS
TAKEN A HIT IN THIS ECONOMY,
00:54:03QUITE FRANKLY, WE ARE TOUGHER
THAN MOST.
00:54:06I BELIEVE IN OHIO, BECAUSE OUR
CITY SHINES BRIGHTLY AS THE
00:54:11CENTER OF COMMERCE AND CULTURE.
I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE
00:54:14VALUABLE WORK OF THE IMPACT
OHIO CITY'S TASK FORCE.
00:54:19I WANT TO EXPRESS MY
APPRECIATION FOR THE FACT THAT
00:54:23YOU'VE MADE THIS IMPORTANT
SUBJECT A PRIORITY.
00:54:25AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE US MOVE
FORWARD ON SEVERAL OF THE TASK
00:54:30FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS,
INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION
00:54:33INNOVATION AUTHORITIES AND LAND
BANKS.
00:54:36[APPLAUSE]
>> THE TASK FORCE ALSO CALLED
00:54:49FOR ACTION TO HELP PREVENT
FORCLOSURES.
00:54:52NOW BOTH THE HOUSE AROUND THE
SENATE HAVE BILLS THAT WOU
00:54:56REDUCE FORCLOSURES IN OHIO.
AND TODAY I'M ASKING MEMBERS
00:55:00FROM BOTH CHAMBERS, FROM BOTH
SIDES OF THE AISLE, TO BRING
00:55:05TOGETHER YOUR BEST IDEAS, AND
PUT A BILL ON MY DESK THAT WILL
00:55:11HELP OHIOANS STAY IN THEIR
HOMES.
00:55:13[APPLAUSE]
>> THANK YOU.
00:55:33OHIO CITIES HAVE VERY DIFFERENT1
ECONOMIC IDENTITIES.
00:55:37AND IT'S TIME WE FORMALLY
RECOGNIZE THAT FACT AND HELP
00:55:42BUILD ON THOSE STRENGTHS BY
DESIGNATING OHIO'S HUBBS O
00:55:47OPPORTUNITY.
ALREADY IN DAYTON AND IN THE
00:55:51SURROUNDING REGION, WE HAVE
CREATED AN AEROSPACE HUB THA
00:55:55RECOGNIZES A WIDER ARRAY OF
RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION THAT
00:55:59GOES ON THERE.
TODAY WE ARE OPENING THE HUB
00:56:03PROCESS ALL ACROSS HERO.
ACROSS OHIO.
00:56:09THIS YEAR ALL OHIO CITIES WILL
HAVE THE ABILITY TO HOLD HUB
00:56:14STATUS.
WE WILL PROVIDE -- TO FURTHER
00:56:18BILL CONNECTIONS BETWE
INDUSTRY STRENGTHS THAT ANCHOR
00:56:22THE URBAN CORE AND THE
SURROUNDING REGIONS.
00:56:25IN SHORT WE'RE GOING TO HELP
OUR CITIES AROUND REGIONS DO
00:56:28MORE OF WHAT THEY DO BEST.
YOU KNOW OHIO CONSISTENTLY
00:56:32RANKS AMONG THE TOP THREE
STATES IN AVERAGE REVENUE FOR
00:56:36MINORITY, PER.
AND WE ARE PROUD THAT WE ARE
00:56:39THE HOME OF OPPORTUNITY.
I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE TODAY
00:56:43A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH A
CLEVELAND-BASED NON-PROFIT
00:56:47GROUP, JUMP-START.
OUR PILOT -- WILL AND IN
00:57:01ACCESSING -- INVESTORS IN
VENTURE CAPITAL.
00:57:05[APPLAUSE]
>> I BELIEVE IN OHIO.
00:57:12I BELIEVE IN OHIO BECAUSE OHIO
AGRICULTURE IS SO IMPORTANT
00:57:16NOT ONLY TO OUR ECONOMY, BUT To
OUR WAY OF LIFE.
00:57:21BUT WE SHOULD DO A BETTER JOB
OF GETTING OHIO-GROWN AND
00:57:27RAISED FOOD ON TO THE DINNER
TABLES OF OHIO FAMILIES.
00:57:31BECAUSE OHIO -- OHIOANS SPEND
ABOUT $43 BILLION EVERY YEAR ON
00:57:38FOOD, BUT ONLY 3% OF THAT
SPENDING DEPOSE TO PRODUCTS
00:57:43FROM OHIO -- GOES TO PRODUCTS
FROM OHIO FARMS AND MORE THA
00:57:50300 NEIGHBORHOODS LIVE IN AREA
WHERE FOOD IS EASY AND FRESH TO
00:58:01FIND.
I'M INTRODUCING MAPPING ACCESS
00:58:05TO HEALTHY AND LOCALLY-GWN
FOOD.
00:58:12[APPLAUSE]
>> WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
00:58:23LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, THE PRIVATE
SECTOR AND NON-PROFITS, WE WILL
00:58:28USE OUR FINDINGS TO DESIGN A
STATEWIDE STRATEGY TO IMPROVE
00:58:33ACCESS TO OHIO-GROWN PRODUCTS,
AROUND TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE I
00:58:37EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD IN OHIO HAVE
ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALT
00:58:42FOOD.
BECAUSE THERE SHOULDN'T BE ANY
00:58:44NEIGHBORHOOD IN OHIO WHERE THE
ONLY VEGETABLE FOR SALE IS THE
00:58:48PICKLE ON A FAST FOOD
HAMBURGER.
00:58:53OHIO IS A SOYBEAN STATE.
WE ARE A CORN STATE.
00:58:59WE ARE A LOGISTIC STATE RIGHT
IN THE HEART OF IT ALL.
00:59:04AND WE ARE THE POLYMER STATE.
ALL OF THESE THINGS MAKE US THE
00:59:11IDEAL LOCATION FOR AN ADVANCED
BIOREFINERY THAT CONVERTS FARM
00:59:16OUTPUT INTO FUEL, FOOD AND BIO
POLYMERS.
00:59:22TOOTHBRUSHES, CELL PHONES,
PRINTER CARTRIDGES, THERE'S A
00:59:26LIST AS LONG AS MY ARM THAT ARE
MADE FROM PETROLEUMASED
00:59:31PRODUCT THAT IS COULD BE MADE
FROM BIOPOLL HER HERS AND
00:59:36THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WE
CAN DO TO SECURE THE
00:59:40SUSTAINIBILITY OF OUR NATION
THAT IS OF GREATER IMPORTANCE
00:59:43THAN DEPENDING UPON THE MID
WESTERN FARM TORE MEET OUR
00:59:46NEEDS INSTEAD OF THE MID
EASTERN OIL-BEARING TO DO SO.
00:59:50[APPLAUSE]
>> SO TO THE COMPANIES
01:00:13CURRENTLY DRAWING UP PLANS TO
BUILD A BIOREFINERY, BRING
01:00:17THOSE PLANS TO US, BECAUSE OUR
AGRICULTURAL OUTPUT, OUR
01:00:23KNOW-HOW, OUR LOCATION, WE ARE
SITTING ON A TRESRY, AND WE
01:00:27WILL DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER
TO TAP IT.
01:00:31>> NOW IN SUMMARY, THE ENERGY 1
GATEWAY FUND, HUBS OF C1
01:00:38INNOVATION. C1
THE OHIO NEIGHBORHOOD HARVEST.
01:00:41I BELIEVE IN OHIO, BECAUSE WE
WILL INVEST IN THE THINGS WE DO
01:00:47EXCEPTIONALLY WELL.
AND WE WILL CREATE JOBS.
01:00:50[APPLAUSE]
RENEWAL OF THE THIRD FRONTIER
01:01:03AND ADVANCED BIOREFINERY.
WE WILL INVEST IN OHIO, AND WE
01:01:10WILL CREATE JOBS.
THE MOST INNOVATE SCHOOLS IN
01:01:14THE COUNTRY, TEACHING PEOPL
THE SKILLS THEY NEED TO START A
01:01:18BUSINESS.
INSOURCING OHIO JOBS.
01:01:22HELPING MANUFACTURING WORKERS
SHOW WHAT THEY CAN DO.
01:01:25I BELIEVE IN OHIO, BECAUSE WE
WILL INVEST IN OUR PEOPLE, AND
01:01:31WE WILL CREATE JOBS.
[APPLAUSE]
01:01:44>> SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH
PARTNERSHIPS, A GROUNDBREING
01:01:48RELATIONSHIP WITH P & G.
I BELIEVE IN OHIO, BECAUSE WE
01:01:51WILL UNSHACKAL THOSE WHO MAKE
THINGS, AND WE WILL CREATE
01:01:56JOBS.
[APPLAUSE]
01:02:05THE SMALLEST STATE WORKFORCE IN
A GENERATION, HUNDREDS OF
01:02:10MILLIONS IN SAVINGS AND
UNPRECEDENTED DEFICIENCY.
01:02:14I BELIEVE IN OHIO, BECAUSE WE
WILL SAVE TAXPAYERS RESOURCES,
01:02:20SO WE CAN INVEST MORE IN THE
THINGS THAT MATTER MOST, AND WE
01:02:25WILL CREATE JOBS.
[APPLAUSE]
01:02:34>> WE ARE REBUILDING AN
ECONOMIC FOUNDATION, AND WE'RE
01:02:39DOING IT SO THAT OUR MIDDLE
CLASS CAN ONCE AGAIN STAND
01:02:42TALL.
YES, WE'VE BEEN KNOCKED DOWN.
01:02:46THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT.
BUT AS THE LEARNINGEN DARE
01:02:51FOOTBALL COACH, VINCE LOMBARDI
USED TO SAY, IT'S NOT WHETHER
01:02:56YOU GET KNOCKED DOWN.
IT'S WHETHER YOU GET BACK UP.
01:02:59[APPLAUSE]
>> AND OHIO WILL RISE AGAIN!
01:03:05[APPLAUSE]C1
>> BECAUSE THERE ISN'T A SINE
01:03:34THING THAT IS WRONG WITH OHI
THAT CAN'T BE FIXED WITH WHAT'S
01:03:39RIGHT WITH OHIO.
[APPLAUSE]
01:03:43>> SO I BELIEVE IN OHIO.
I BELIEVE IN OHIO, BECAUSE
01:03:48EVERYTHING WE'VE DONE TODAY
WILL HELP US THRIVE TOMORROW.
01:03:52I BELIEVE IN OHIO, BECAUSE WITH1
GOD, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.
01:03:59THANK YOU.
[APPLAUSE]
01:04:43>> PRESIDENT PRO TEM FOR A
MOTION.
01:04:50>> I MOVE THAT WE ADJOURN.
>> WITHOUT OBJECTION, THIS
01:04:55JOINT CONVENTION STANDS
ADJOURNED.
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