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Gov. John Kasich, left, delivered his 2013 State of the State Address Tuesday evening in the Crouse Performance Hall in Lima in front of nearly 1,700 attendees. Gov. Kasich, top right, stopped to shake the hands of some of the audience members as he made his way down the isle of the performance hall to the stage. William Batchelder, Speaker, Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate President Keith Faber, bottom right, were among representatives that shared their reactions to the Governor’s speech afterwards.
LIMA, Ohio – Governor John Kasich gave his State of the State address in Lima Tuesday evening, though it was uneventful with few protesters and little more than applause and enthusiasm from the audience, it was an overview of the governor’s budget proposal, and highlights of where Ohio is coming from, and where the state is headed, stressing a common sense approach.
“In the past two years, Governor Kasich has led Ohio government in transforming our economic development system and lowering the costs of doing business in this state,” State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) said in a statement released following the governor’s speech. “Governor Kasich has led Ohio out of an economic decline and our private sector job growth is unmatched by neighboring states. Governor Kasich’s continued leadership will keep Ohio moving in that direction.”
Buchy commented that the legislature will continue to monitor the governor’s budget as it passes through to law this summer, but he also said that until that happens, there’s no real way to see what these laws will look like once they’re finalized. He stated that the governor’s proposals are “bold” and require close examination and thought.