Tuesday, March 15, 2011

AFP Anticipates Governor Kasich's Commonsense Budget Proposal

COLUMBUS – Americans for Prosperity Ohio State Director Rebecca Heimlich issued the following statement today in anticipation of Governor Kasich's budget proposal to be announced this evening.
"Ohio faces a turning point this year.  In 1960, Ohioans were more prosperous than almost three-fourths of the rest of the country.  Today, Ohioans are less prosperous than two-thirds of the rest of the country.  We have the opportunity this year to turn Ohio around, make Ohio more competitive and bring jobs and prosperity back to the Buckeye State.
As Governor Kasich told us in his State of the State address, Ohio's future is in our hands.  Turning Ohio around is going to take some tough but crucial reforms in many areas including education, local government relief, human services innovation, sentencing, public pensions solvency, and ending Ohio's estate tax.
Governor Kasich has already pledged to solve Ohio's $8 billion budget hole without raising taxes, and, for the sake of struggling Ohio taxpayers, we commend the Governor for his promise and expect him to lay out a difficult but necessary road map for many critical reforms.  We must embrace the opportunity in 2011 to turn Ohio around." 
Americans for Prosperity-Ohio will continue to push for real reforms as part of its project called "Ohio 180°- Turning around Ohio today."  Ohio 180° is a grassroots effort aimed at making sure Ohio takes the tough steps necessary in 2011 to turn Ohio around and get us back on track to prosperity.