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00:00:01BROADCAST FOR "THE STATE OF
OHIO" HELPING BUSINESSES AND
00:00:09INDIVIDUALS SOLVE COMPLEX LEGAL
PROBLEMS THROUGHOUT OHIO, ACROSS
00:00:13THE COUNTRY, AND AROUND THE
WORLD.
00:00:14AND FROM THE OHIO EDUCATION
ASSOCIATION, REPRESENTING
00:00:22131,000 TEACHERS SUPPORT
PROFESSIONALS AND HIGHER
00:00:25EDUCATION FACULTY BETTER WORKING
FOR GREAT PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR
00:00:27EVERY CHILD.
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE STATE
00:00:33OF OHIO IS MADE POSSIBLE BY
ETECH.
00:00:38>> THE END OF THE YEAR ARRIVES
WITH A HURRIED WAY THAT FASHION
00:00:44AND MANY PROMISES FOR A BUSY
2013.
00:00:46THE TOP OFFICIALS AND THE OHIO
HOUSE ARE HERE TO TALK ABOUT
00:00:50WHAT HAPPENED IN 2012 AND WHAT
THEY EXPECT NEXT YEAR.
00:00:53ALL THIS WEEK ON "THE STATE OF
OHIO."
00:00:58QUITE A YEAR FOR LAWMAKERS AND
THE STATE OF OHIO.
00:01:04THEY TOOK UP EMPLOYMENT FOR EX-
CONVICT AND EXPANDED GAMBLING
00:01:08THROUGH INTERNET CAFE.
ALONG WITH THE USUAL MEASURES ON
00:01:12TAXES AND SPENDING.
HERE TO LOOK BACK AND LOOK
00:01:15AHEAD, OUR HOUSE SPEAKER, BILL
BATCHELDER, A REPUBLICAN OF
00:01:22MEDINA, AND MINORITY LEADER
ARMANOND BUDISH.
00:01:30>> WE HAD A RATHER CHALLENGING
SESSION AND THAT THE GOVERNOR,
00:01:37AFTER HE FINISHED HIS BUDGET,
CAME UP WITH THE CONCEPT OF
00:01:41NPR'S, ANOTHER BUDGET.
HE WAS SENDING THAT TO US.
00:01:45THERE WAS A LOT OF ACTIVITY IN
THIS SESSION.
00:01:49I PERSONALLY THINK ONE OF THE
MOST AND POUR IN THINGS WE DID,
00:01:56WHICH WAS DONE IN A VERY
BIPARTISAN WAY WAS TO ADDRESS
00:02:01DRUG ISSUES ACROSS THE STATE.
WE WERE VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE A
00:02:07DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE.
HE WAS VERY GOOD IN THAT AREA.
00:02:11YET A LOT OF COOPERATION FROM
BOTH SIDES OF THE IDLE, AND THAT
00:02:18WAS AN AREA WE HAD DONE NOTHING
IN, AND WAS TAKING LIVES OF
00:02:22PEOPLE, PARTICULARLY THE
SOUTHEAST PART OF THE STATE, BUT
00:02:25ALL ACROSS THE STATE.
>> THE SAME ISSUE, ANYTHING THAT
00:02:30STANDS OUT TO YOU AT THE MOST
IMPORTANT PIECE OF LEGISLATION
00:02:34THAT GOT PAST OR AN ISSUE TAKEN
ON THIS YEAR?
00:02:36>> WE DID WORK TOGETHER ON
SEVERAL VERY OF HORNBILLS THIS
00:02:43YEAR.
AS THE SPEAKER SAID, THERE WAS A
00:02:47BILL THAT WE DEALT WITH.
THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING BILL WAS A
00:02:51MAJOR BILL WE WORK TOGETHER WELL
ON.
00:02:53AND A BILL IS NEAR AND DEAR TO
MY HEART IN CLEVELAND, THE
00:02:58CLEVELAND EDUCATION PLAN THAT
THE SPEAKER AND THE GOVERNOR AND
00:03:04I AND OTHERS IN THE CAUCUSES
WORK VERY CLOSELY ON.
00:03:08WE DID DO SOME GOOD THINGS
THROUGH THIS LAST YEAR.
00:03:12TAKE OF THE CLEVELAND PLAN BEING
A REAL EXAMPLE OF MULTI JUST
00:03:16JURISDICTION OF BIPARTISANSHIP.
-- WILL BY JURISDICTIONAL
00:03:25BIPARTISANSHIP.
>> ONE OF THOSE THINGS I HAVE A
00:03:27BIT OF EXPERIENCE.
I WAS PRESIDENT OF THE CLEVELAND
00:03:33POACHER PROGRAM AND THE SCHOOL
BOARD APARTMENT CRAMMED AS OF
00:03:35CLOSE TO ELECTION.
TO ME, -- THE MAYOR UP THERE IS
00:03:42REMARKABLE.
AT THE END OF THE DAY THEY
00:03:45PASSED 15 BILLS.
ANOTHER YOU COULD DO THAT
00:03:47ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE STATE.
15 BILLS.
00:03:50>> LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT A COUPLE
OF OTHER BILLS.
00:03:55YOU RECENTLY PASSED THE CARRYING
OF CONCEALED WEAPONS AND
00:04:00VEHICLES AND THE STATE HOUSE
GARAGE.
00:04:01WAS THIS THE RIGHT TIME TO DO
THAT?
00:04:05IS THERE EVER A RIGHT TIME TO DO
THIS ISSUE?
00:04:08>> WELL, OBVIOUSLY IT WOULD NOT
HAVE THE RIGHT TIME TO DO IT HAD
00:04:16LEASED HAD -- HAD WE HAD SUCH AN
INCIDENT HERE.
00:04:18WE DO HAVE A PRETTY GOOD
SECURITY AND THE STATE HOUSE
00:04:22GARAGE.
WE HAVE HAD EARLIER INCIDENTS,
00:04:25PROBLEMS AND THAT WAY, BUT
CLEARLY WE WILL HAVE TO DO MORE
00:04:35IN TERMS OF THE SECURITY
SITUATION IN THE CHAMBERS AND A
00:04:39GARAGE.
OBVIOUSLY WE WANT PEOPLE TO FEEL
00:04:44LIKE THEY'RE SAY COMING INTO THE
STATE HOUSE.
00:04:48I MET TODAY WITH OUR SERGEANT OF
ARMS AND DISCUSSED THE MATTER
00:04:51WITH THEM.
OBVIOUSLY THE GOVERNOR HAS SHOWN
00:04:55CONCERN OVER IT.
I THINK WE WILL BE COOPERATING
00:04:59AGAIN.
I WILL OBVIOUSLY GO TO LEADER
00:05:04BUDISH ON THIS MATTER TO TALK
ABOUT WHAT WE CAN DO THAT WILL
00:05:08BE HELPFUL IN TERMS OF THE
SAFETY OF THOSE WHO WORK HERE IN
00:05:12COME TO VISIT.
>> LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT THIS
00:05:17BILL.
>> I HAVE TO SAY I AM NOT SURE I
00:05:20FEEL ANY SAFER IN THE STATE
HOUSE WITH SOME OF MY REPUBLICAN
00:05:24COLLEAGUES NOW BEING ABLE TO
BRING THEIR GUNS.
00:05:26I AM NOT SURE I FEEL SO GOOD
ABOUT THAT.
00:05:30CLEARLY WHAT HAPPENED WAS JUST A
HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE TRAGEDY.
00:05:38LITTLE KIDS.
YOU CAN NOT GO TO SCHOOL NOW AND
00:05:45FEEL SAFE.
THERE ARE THINGS THAT HAVE TO BE
00:05:47DONE.
WE HAVE HAD INCIDENCES IN OHIO.
00:05:51INSURED AND WE HAD AN INCIDENT
THIS YEAR.
00:05:54-- IN CHARDON, WE HAD AN
INCIDENT THIS YEAR.
00:06:00THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF IDEAS
ABOUT IT.
00:06:02I AM HOPING WE CAN COME
TOGETHER.
00:06:05I WILL SAY THE LAST BUDGET CUTS
MADE SUBSTANTIAL CUTS IN MENTAL
00:06:10HEALTH SERVICES.
THOSE NEED TO BE RESTORED.
00:06:13THE FACT IS THAT PEOPLE NEED
HELP OUT THERE.
00:06:16THAT IS ONE OF THE WAYS WE CAN
START TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES.
00:06:22CUTTING THE FUNDS IS THE WRONG
DIRECTION.
00:06:25>> LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT
REDISTRICTING.
00:06:28THIS CAME UP ON THE BALLOT.
THERE WAS A COURSE THAT SEEM TO
00:06:34COME ABOUT THAT SET THE WAY THE
MAPS ARE DRAWN ARE NOT THE WAY
00:06:37PEOPLE WANT THEM TO BE DRAWN.
THERE WAS A REDISTRICTING
00:06:41MEASURE THAT WENT THROUGH THE
SENATE BUT NEVER GOT TO THE
00:06:44FLOOR OF THE HOUSE.
>> FRANKLY THE SENATE DID THAT
00:06:50ON THEIR OWN.
I AM NOT SURE WHY THEY DID IT
00:06:56THAT WAY.
I DID NOT RECEIVE ANY
00:06:59CORRESPONDENCE ON IT, AND
NEITHER DID MY COLLEAGUE.
00:07:02SO WE ARE WORKING ON THAT AND
THE MODERNIZATION COMMUNITY.
00:07:07WE HAVE COMMITMENTS FROM A
NUMBER OF THE MEMBERS TO WORK ON
00:07:13THAT.
THE COMMISSION WORKS AS WELL
00:07:17WHOLE, BUT WE ALSO HAVE PEOPLE
WHO WILL SPECIALIZE IN THAT.
00:07:19THAT WILL BE SOMETHING THAT WE
WILL BE HOLDING HEARINGS ON.
00:07:28WE APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT OF OUR
COLLEAGUES IN THE HOUSE.
00:07:31>> WE CAN EXPECT TO SEE
SOMETHING ON THE WAY THE MAPS
00:07:35ARE DRAWN?
>> I WOULD BE ASTOUNDED IF WE
00:07:40DID NOT.
IF YOU ARE SPEAKING OF THE
00:07:43CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS -- THAT
IS THE LAWMAKERS PURVIEW.
00:07:47>> CORRECT.
THAT IS TO A DEGREE IN THE
00:07:53FEDERAL CONSTITUTION.
ANYONE WORKING ON THAT HAS TO
00:07:55TAKE THAT INTO ACCOUNT WHEN THEY
ARE MAKING CHANGES.
00:07:59FOR EXAMPLE, MOST PEOPLE DO NOT
REALIZE YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE
00:08:03IN YOUR DISTRICT IN ORDER TO
RUN.
00:08:05YOU CAN RUN IN AN ADJACENT
DISTRICT AND SO FORTH.
00:08:10THERE ARE FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
HERE THAT IT DID TAKE INTO
00:08:14ACCOUNT.
>> THIS IS AN ISSUE VERY NEAR
00:08:18AND DEAR TO YOUR HEART.
>> I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS
00:08:21FOR SEVERAL YEARS.
I APPRECIATE THE REMARKS THAT WE
00:08:25AGREE TO WORK ON THIS.
I THINK NOTHING IS MORE
00:08:30IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW THAN
REDISTRICTING REFORM.
00:08:33IT IS NOT SEXY.
IT IS NOT LIKE SOME OF THE OTHER
00:08:37THINGS THAT WE DO.
IT GOES BOTH WAYS.
00:08:42THE CYCLES CHANGE.
THE FACT IS, WHEN YOU HAVE AN
00:08:47ELECTION THAT LIKE WE JUST HAD
AND DEMOCRATS WON IN OHIO,
00:08:51DEMOCRATS WON THE U.S. SENATE
RACE, AND WHEN YOU ADD UP THE
00:08:55VOTES OF THE STATE CANDIDATES
FOR THE HOUSE, THE DEMOCRATS OUT
00:09:01BOTH THE REPUBLICANS BY 56,000.
YET THE REPUBLICANS CONTROLLED
00:09:05THE HOUSE.
THEY CONTROL THE SENATE PAY EVEN
00:09:08MORE MARGINS.
-- BUY EVEN MORE RE MARGINS.
00:09:18SO SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE, AND
IT HAS TO BE A FAIR, COMPETITIVE
00:09:27PROCESS THAT IS PUT IN PLACE.
I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO
00:09:31WORK WITH THE SPEAKER ON THIS.
>> I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT THE
00:09:36INTERNET CAFE CRACKDOWN BILL.
THIS CAME ABOUT LATE IN THE GAME
00:09:39SO TO SPEAK.
IT DID NOT GO ANYWHERE IN THE
00:09:42SENATE.
THIS SOMETHING YOU THINK IS A
00:09:44PRIORITY FOR THE NEXT GENERAL
ASSEMBLY?
00:09:46>> I THINK IT IS A PRIORITY FOR
LOCAL GOVERNMENT PEOPLE.
00:09:50I DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOUR
EXPERIENCE IS IN YOUR DISTRICT,
00:09:54BUT THERE IS QUITE A CONCERN
ABOUT IT REALLY I DO NOT KNOW
00:09:59WHERE THAT MONEY GOES.
THERE IS A LOT OF MONEY MOVING
00:10:02AROUND HERE.
WE AT LEAST OUGHT TO KNOW WHAT
00:10:06THE RESULTS OF THAT ARE.
>> TO HAVE GAMBLING TOTALLY
00:10:14UNREGULATED IS NOT THE WAY IT
SHOULD BE.
00:10:15>> WE NOW HAVE THREE OF THE FOUR
CASINOS UP AND RUNNING.
00:10:23IS THERE A FEELING THAT THE
EXPANSION OF GAMBLING IS GOING
00:10:28AS EXPECTED?
DO YOU FEEL OHIO WAS LATE IN THE
00:10:32PROCESS AND CANNOT FULLY
CAPITALIZE ON THAT?
00:10:34OR THAT WE WILL GET STUCK WITH
THE PROBLEMS WITHOUT HAVING THE
00:10:39MONETARY BENEFITS?
>> WE RELATE TO THE GAME, NO
00:10:43QUESTION ABOUT THAT.
I THINK THE WAY IT IS GOING
00:10:46RIGHT NOW IN TERMS OF THE
CASINOS IS POSITIVE.
00:10:49I THINK THE CASINO COMMISSION IS
DOING A GOOD JOB FROM WHAT I CAN
00:10:56SEE.
I AM OPTIMISTIC WE'RE GOING IN
00:11:01THE RIGHT DIRECTION WITH THE
CASINOS.
00:11:06>> I HAVE BEEN AN OPPONENT OF
ANY FORM OF GAMBLING SINCE I
00:11:11CAME.
HOWEVER, I THINK THE STRUCTURE
00:11:17AT THIS TIME WILL SERVE OHIO
WELL.
00:11:18I AM A LITTLE BIT PREJUDICED
BECAUSE JOANNE WAS MY SPEAKER
00:11:26WHEN I WAS SPEAKER PRO TEM.
I AM CONFIDENT BECAUSE SHE LIKES
00:11:34TO POSE THESE THINGS TOGETHER, I
AM CONFIDENT SHE WILL DO A GOOD
00:11:38JOB OF SETTING UP THE
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS.
00:11:41>> IT IS ALL THE MORE IMPORTANT
CASINOS ARE UP AND RUNNING NOW,
00:11:46BECAUSE THAT IS MONEY LOCAL
GOVERNMENTS ARE GETTING, AND
00:11:50AFTER THE HUGE, DEVASTATING CUTS
IN THE LAST BUDGET TO LOCAL
00:11:54GOVERNMENTS, THEY NEED
EVERYTHING THEY COULD GET.
00:11:57>> I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT WHAT
IS PROBABLY THE MOST
00:12:01CONTROVERSIAL BILL.
IT PASSED THE HOUSE LAST YEAR.
00:12:06THE BACKERS SAY THEY WILL BE
BACK WITH ANOTHER VERSION AND
00:12:15HOPE IT WILL BE A HIGH PRIORITY.
YOU INTEND TO SEE THIS
00:12:18INTRODUCED AGAIN?
>> IT WILL BE INTRODUCED AGAIN,
00:12:24I HAVE NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT.
IF ANYONE WANTS TO PUT A BILL
00:12:28IN, THE BILL WILL GO IN.
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO PERHAPS
00:12:36STARTING IT IN THE SENATE, GIVEN
THAT IS WHERE THE HANG UP
00:12:40OCCURRED.
I THINK THEY STILL HAVE THE
00:12:42VOTES IN THE HOUSE, SO HOPEFULLY
WE WILL KNOW BEFORE WE GET
00:12:47INVOLVED IN IT AGAIN, WITH THE
SUPPORT LEVEL IS FOR IT.
00:12:50>> HOW WELL YOU PLAN TO BUY IT?
>-- HOW DO YOU PLAN TO FIGHT IT?
00:13:02>> PEOPLE IN OHIO AND AROUND THE
COUNTRY DO NOT WANT TO SEE THE
00:13:08HYPER PARTISANSHIP THAT HAS BEEN
GOING AROUND IN WASHINGTON, AND
00:13:11TO A DEGREE, IN LONDON.
I THINK WELL-INTENTIONED PEOPLE
00:13:16ON BOTH SIDES WANT TO WORK
TOGETHER, BUT WE HAVE THIS
00:13:22ELECTION, AND THEN WE COME BACK
FROM THE ELECTION, AND AS I
00:13:25SAID, THIS WAS A CLEAR ELECTION
BASED ON PHILOSOPHIES.
00:13:33IT WAS VERY CLEAR THE DEMOCRATIC
POSITIONS ON ISSUES, INCLUDING
00:13:38ABORTION AND CONTRACEPTION AND
VERY CLEAR THE REPUBLICANS
00:13:42POSITION, AND THE DEMOCRAT
POSITION ONE.
00:13:45YET THE FIRST BILLS THAT GET
DISCUSSED IN THE STATE
00:13:50LEGISLATURE WHEN WE COME BACK
ARE DEFUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD
00:13:54AND THE HEARTBEAT BILL, WHICH
ARE NOT BIPARTISAN BILLS BY ANY
00:13:57MEANS.
I AM HOPING THE LEGISLATURE WILL
00:14:01NOT FOCUS ON THOSE.
I AM HOPING THE GOVERNOR WILL
00:14:04NOT PUSH THOSE BILLS AND THAT WE
CAN FOCUS ON JOB CREATION, WHICH
00:14:08I THINK THE SPEAKER AND I FEEL
IS A TOP PRIORITY.
00:14:11>> BEING A CONSTITUTIONAL
EXPERT, THERE WERE A LOT OF
00:14:18CONCERNS ABOUT THIS BEING
CONSTITUTIONAL AT ALL.
00:14:20SHALL LAWMAKERS BE IN A POSITION
WHERE THEY'RE PASSING
00:14:24LEGISLATION THAT IS
UNCONSTITUTIONAL?
00:14:26TO GO ABSOLUTELY NOT.
I DID SPEND SOME TIME WORKING ON
00:14:32THAT QUESTION.
I THINK IT HAD SUFFICIENT
00:14:40SAFEGUARDS, IF YOU WILL, FROM A
CONSTITUTIONAL STANDPOINT, BUT I
00:14:45AM NOT SURE OF THAT.
WE MOVED A NUMBER OF PRO-LIFE OF
00:14:53BILLS IN THIS SESSION.
I THINK MOST OF THOSE WERE
00:14:59CLEARLY CONSTITUTIONAL.
>> WHAT ABOUT THE CONCERNS
00:15:02ABOUT HYPER PARTISANSHIP AND HOW
THESE PARTICULAR BILLS SEEMED TO
00:15:06GENERATE A LOT OF VERY STRONG,
EXTREME FEELINGS?
00:15:09>> THEY CERTAINLY DO IN MY
CAUCUS.
00:15:12I THINK GENERALLY THAT IS THE
CASE.
00:15:15OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE STRONG
DIFFERENCES.
00:15:18RIGHT NOW, AND I APPRECIATE THE
LEADER'S STATEMENTS ABOUT THE
00:15:26WORK PLAN TO EXPAND WHAT WE CAN
DO.
00:15:29WE RIGHT NOW FACE A SITUATION IN
WHICH WE WANT TO BE DOING THOSE
00:15:34KINDS OF THINGS, AND WE ARE HUNG
UP IN THE COURTS ON THEM, BUT
00:15:38HOPEFULLY WE WILL BE ABLE DURING
THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE YEAR,
00:15:42TO FIND OUT WHAT THE COURTS WILL
BE DUE -- WILL BE DOING WITH
00:15:48THAT AREA.
OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE A HIGH FOCUS
00:15:50ON THAT.
THE GOVERNOR DOES.
00:15:53I THINK THERE ARE THINGS WE'RE
GOING TO START WITH, AS WE DID
00:15:57LAST SESSION.
WE STARTED WITH A NUMBER OF JOB
00:16:01CREATION ISSUES.
>> I BELIEVE LEGISLATORS HAVE AN
00:16:10OBLIGATION TO LAWS THAT ARE
CONSTITUTIONAL AND NOT LAWS THAT
00:16:18ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
I THINK IT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
00:16:21I THINK THERE WERE BOOKS THAT
WERE SUPPORTING THE HEART BEAT
00:16:27BILL BACK UP ON THE FLOOR OF THE
HOUSE AND RECOGNIZED UNDER THE
00:16:33CURRENT INTERPRETATION OF THE
U.S. CONSTITUTION THAT IT WOULD
00:16:36NOT PASS MUSTER.
THEY GOT UP AND SAID THE
00:16:39INTERPRETATION SHOULD BE
CHANGED.
00:16:42THAT IS NOT PAROLED OF OUR
LEGISLATURE.
00:16:46WE NEED TO FOLLOW THE
CONSTITUTION AS IT IS WRITTEN
00:16:49AND INTERPRETED BY THE HIGHEST
COURT IN THE LAND.
00:16:53I THINK THERE HAS BEEN SEVERAL
BILLS PASSED, NOT JUST A
00:16:55HEARTBEAT BILL, THAT ARE CLEARLY
UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
00:16:59ONE IS THE JOBS OHIO BILL.
IT HAS BEEN HUNG UP IN THE
00:17:06COURTS BECAUSE OF THE SECRECY
THAT SHROUDS THE ACTIVITY OF
00:17:12ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PASSING OUT
TAX MONEY, WHICH I THOUGHT THE
00:17:17REPUBLICANS WOULD JOIN US IN
THAT CONCERN WITH THE GOVERNOR'S
00:17:22PROPOSAL.
THE REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN VERY
00:17:27CONCERNED ABOUT GOVERNMENT AND
THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT, AND TO
00:17:31ALLOW THE GOVERNMENT TO PASS OUT
OUR TAX MONEY, THE LIQUOR
00:17:36PROCEEDS, WITHOUT ANY
ACCOUNTABILITY OR TRANSPARENCY,
00:17:42IS JUST WRONG AND THINK IT IS
ALSO UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
00:17:45TO GO I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT
THE BIPARTISANSHIP AND
00:17:49PARTISANSHIP ISSUES.
YOU DID WORK TOGETHER ON HUMAN
00:17:52TRAFFICKING, TEXTING AND
DRIVING, PENSION REFORM AND SOME
00:17:55OF THE OTHER ISSUES.
THERE WERE SOME THAT DID NOT
00:17:59LEND THEMSELVES TO BUY
PARTISANSHIP IT SEEMS LIKE.
00:18:02LET ME START WITH YOU HERE DID
YOUR CAUCUS WILL BE SMALLER NEXT
00:18:06TIME.
-- BUDISH.
00:18:08HOW DO YOU GET YOURSELF HURT?
WE HAVE ALREADY HAD SOME FOLKS
00:18:14SAY THEY FELT LIKE IT OR NOT
BEING HEARD, THEY FELT THEIR
00:18:18THOUGHTS WERE NOT BEING BROUGHT
INTO DISCUSSION IN COMMITTEE.
00:18:20>> WELL, I AM HOPING THAT THE
SPEAKER WILL ALLOW MORE ROLE
00:18:31EARLY ON IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF
LEGISLATION, BECAUSE WE DO HAVE
00:18:34GOOD IDEAS ON OUR SIDE.
AND IT IS IMPORTANT -- LET ME
00:18:40DRAW THE COMPARISON OF TWO
BILLS.
00:18:42SENATE BILL 5, IT WAS DEVELOPED
IN THE BACK ROOM.
00:18:48IT WAS -- DEMOCRATS DID NOT EVEN
HAVE THE CHANCE TO SEE IT.
00:18:53PARTIES THAT WERE INVOLVED,
WHETHER IT IS WORKING PEOPLE OR
00:18:57OTHERS DID NOT SEE IT BEFORE IT
WAS INTRODUCED.
00:19:00THAT IS NOT THE WAY TO DO
LEGISLATION.
00:19:04THE MEEK COMPARED TO THE
CLEVELAND EDUCATION PLAN FOR WE
00:19:07HAVE ALL PARTIES AROUND THE
TABLE, DEMOCRATS, LEGISLATORS.
00:19:09THERE WERE ALL WORKING ON THIS
BEFORE THE BILL WAS INTRODUCED.
00:19:14THAT IS THE WAY YOU COME TO GOOD
LEGISLATION.
00:19:18WE NEED MORE OF THE CLEVELAND
PLANT APPROACH SO THAT WE CAN
00:19:24WORK TOGETHER AND COME UP WITH
GOOD SOLUTIONS THAT HELP THE
00:19:28PEOPLE OF OHIO THAT ARE NOT
POLITICAL PARTISAN BILLS LIKE
00:19:33SENATE BILL 5.
>> WE WERE NOT INVOLVED IN
00:19:38SENATE BILL 5.
WE HAD NO CONTACT WITH ANYBODY.
00:19:42>> WHAT ABOUT OTHER PIECES?
>> WE GOT TO THE END OF THE
00:19:49DEBATE AND WAS TOLD BY THE
SENATE THEY HAD 17 VOTES.
00:19:52YOU COULD NOT REALLY MODIFY IT
MUCH.
00:19:55THAT IS BEFORE I MET WITH FIRE
AND POLICE AND ASKED THEM IF WE
00:19:59MODIFY THIS, WERE YOU ON IT AND
SO FORTH?
00:20:02THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT
MOST OF THE SENATE WAS NOT
00:20:06INVOLVED IN IT.
I AM NOT VERY HAPPY ABOUT THAT.
00:20:10I WAS NOT VERY HAPPY ABOUT IT AT
THE TIME.
00:20:13AND I JUST WANT PEOPLE LISTENING
TO THE PROGRAM TO UNDERSTAND IT
00:20:18WAS A VERY SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE
IN THE SENATE WHO DRAFTED THE
00:20:22LEGISLATION.
YOU MAY RECALL, A LOT OF THE
00:20:25SENATORS WHO WERE REPUBLICANS,
IT RAISED THE DICKENS TO BE
00:20:29FAIR ON THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE.
>> WHAT ABOUT OTHER PIECES OF
00:20:35LEGISLATION WHO SAID THEY WERE
RUSHED THROUGH THE COMMITTEE AND
00:20:39NOT BROUGHT IN?
>> I DO NOT SEE VERY MUCH OF
00:20:45THAT.
I INSIST ON THREE HEARINGS.
00:20:48I DO NOT TELL THE CHAIRMAN WHAT
TO DO.
00:20:51WE HAD 38 JOINT-SPONSORED BILLS
AND THIS SESSION AND IT SEEMED
00:20:58TOTALLY DEMOCRAT SPONSORED BILLS
THAT CAME OUT OF COMMITTEES.
00:21:01I DO NOT THINK I EVER HEARD OF
BILL OF MAJORITY COMING OUT OF
00:21:08AD AND NATURAL RESOURCES OR
HELP AND RETIREMENT, BUT THERE
00:21:13WAS SOME STATEMENT BY SOME
MEMBER OF THE MINORITY THAT THEY
00:21:17WERE PLEASED THAT THEY HAVE HAD
A CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE THAT
00:21:20EXTENSIVELY.
NOW, THERE MAY HAVE BEEN BILLS
00:21:24COMING OUT OF STATE GOVERNMENT
THAT TEND TO BE MORE PARTISAN
00:21:27AREA, BUT I THINK BY AND LARGE
WE WERE BIPARTISAN IN THE
00:21:32APPROACH, AND I THINK THAT IS
BORNE OUT BY THE DATA.
00:21:36>> I WANT TO ASK YOU, REAL
BRIEFLY.
00:21:38SEVERANCE TAX AND REFORM.
YOU EXPECT THAT WILL COME BEFORE
00:21:42YOU AT SOME POINT?
>> I THINK IT WILL.
00:21:47AT THIS POINT I THINK IT IS
CLEAR THE ORIGINAL DISCUSSIONS
00:21:51OF THE GOVERNOR IN THIS AREA
INDICATE TO ME THAT WE NEED TO
00:21:57DO MUCH MORE WORK ON IT.
I WAS NOT IN A POSITION WHERE I
00:22:03THOUGHT WE OUGHT TO BE AT TAKING
SUCH A TAX WHEN WE HAVE NOT SEEN
00:22:10THE RESULTS OF THE DRILLING.
IT IS PURVEYED -- PRETTY
00:22:14PROBLEMATIC.
MY SENSE WOULD BEAT IS WE WILL
00:22:18KNOW MORE SHORTLY, AND AS WE
LEARN MORE, THEN I WILL BE
00:22:21WILLING TO LOOK AT THAT.
I DO NOT WANT TO DISCOURAGE
00:22:25PEOPLE FROM DRILLING IN THIS
DAY.
00:22:28>> I AM HOPING GROVER NORQUIST
WILL NOT BE CONTROLLING THEIR
00:22:33CAUCUS.
THE FACT IS I THINK THE MAJORITY
00:22:39OF FOLKS ON OUR SIDE BELIEVE
THAT RAISING THE TAX ON
00:22:46CRACKING -- FRACKING THAT IS
STILL LOWER THAN SOME OF THE
00:22:52OTHER STATES IN THE COUNTRY, IT
MAKES SENSE.
00:22:56WE WILL NOT BE DRIVING
BUSINESSES AWAY.
00:22:59WE WILL NOT STOP IT WITH A SMALL
INCREASE.
00:23:02THE AREA I DISAGREE WITH THE
GOVERNOR ON, AND I AM HOPING THE
00:23:10SPEAKER WILL JOIN US, THOSE
FUNDS SHOULD NOT BE UTILIZED FOR
00:23:17ANY PURPOSE BEFORE WE RESTORED
THE HUGE AND DEVASTATING CUTS
00:23:24THAT WERE MADE TO EDUCATION AND
THIS STATE, AND TO OUR LOCAL
00:23:28COMMUNITIES FOR POLICE
PROTECTION AND FIRE PROTECTION.
00:23:31WE ARE SEEING TAX LEVIES PUT ON
THE BALLOT.
00:23:37INCOME LEVIES ALL OVER THE
STATE.
00:23:40SCHOOL DISTRICT LEVEES ALL OVER
THE STATES IN RESPONSE TO CUTS.
00:23:43THEY CANNOT SURVIVE.
CLASS SIZES THAT HAVE GROWN TO
00:23:4740-50 AND MORE AROUND THE STAGE.
WE HAVE CITIES SLASHING POLICE
00:23:52PROTECTION AND WE'RE SEEING
THESE KINDS OF INCIDENTS AROUND
00:23:55THE COUNTRY.
WE HAVE TO RESTORE THE FUNDS
00:24:00THAT COMMUNITIES NEED AND NOT
PUSH IT DOWN TO THEM.
00:24:02>> ONE QUICK QUESTION.
RIGHT TO WORK PASSED IN
00:24:09MICHIGAN.
, TO OHIO?
00:24:10>> I DO NOT THINK SO.
THE ONLY WAY MIGHT BE ON THE
00:24:15BALLOT IS THE WAY THE DEMOCRATS
PUT SOMETHING ON THE BALLOT.
00:24:17I DO NOT KNOW ABOUT ANYBODY IN
MY CAUCUS.
00:24:21I DID NOT TELL THEM WHAT TO DO.
AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, THAT
00:24:25SHE WILL NOT BE IN FRONT OF US.
>> ARE YOU GEARED UP TO FIGHT
00:24:29BACK?
>> THE PEOPLE OF OHIO SPOKE
00:24:31LOUDLY AND CLEARLY ON SENATE
BILL 5, WHICH TERMINATED
00:24:37COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
I AM HOPING THAT PEOPLE LEARNED
00:24:41THAT THAT IS NOT WHAT OHIOANS
WANT.
00:24:43>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING
HERE.
00:24:47HAPPY HOLIDAY.
THAT IS IT FOR THIS WEEK.
00:24:51FOR MY COLLEAGUES, THANK YOU FOR
WATCHING.
00:24:54IF YOU LIKE TO ASK QUESTIONS,
MAKE COMMENTS, OR WATCH THIS
00:24:59WEEK SHOW OR EARLIER EPISODES,
VISIT OUR WEBSITE.
00:25:02YOU CAN ALSO CHECK THIS OUT ON
FACEBOOK.
00:25:04HAPPY NEW YEAR, AND PLEASE JOIN
US NEXT TIME FOR "THE STATE OF
00:25:09OHIO."
>> SUPPORT FOR THE STATEWIDE
00:26:23BROADCAST OF "THE STATE OF OHIO"
COMES FROM THE LAW OFFICES OF
00:26:25PORTER WRIGHT MORRIS & ARTHUR
LLP.
00:26:26ON THE WEB AT PORTERWRIGHT.COM.
HELPING BUSINESSES AND
00:26:29INDIVIDUALS SOLVE COMPLEX LEGAL
PROBLEMS.
00:26:30AND FROM THE OHIO EDUCATION
ASSOCIATION, REPRESENTING
00:26:33131,000 TEACHERS, SUPPORT
PROFESSIONALS, AND HIGHER
00:26:34EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS.
WORKING FOR GREAT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
00:26:36FOR EVERY CHILD.
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT IS MADE
00:26:38POSSIBLE BY ETECH OHIO.<NO VIDE>
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