Governor Strickland says the state of the Buckeye state is "unyielding," and in his annual address he unveiled a series of measures he says will create new jobs and help Ohio emerge from the recession. His proposals include a $40 million investment fund for so-called advanced energy companies, an "in-sourcing" labor program (as opposed to outsourcing) and a clearinghouse for small businesses to connect with creditors. The Governor says he believes in Ohio, but will voters believe in him?
Paul Beck Professor of Political Science, The Ohio State University
Ohio Rep. Bill Batchelder (R-69)
Karen Kasler Bureau Chief, Statehouse News Bureau, Ohio Public Radio and Television
Thomas Suddes Editorial Board, The Plain Dealer; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Journalism, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University