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Says Republicans supported legislation on early voting and in-person voting in 2005.

"Ninety percent of the topsoil has inadequate moisture to grow crops."

"Fireworks have never been safer, and their use continues to increase each year."

"The region I represent, both currently and in the future, has more automotive plants than the entire state of California."

"Water transportation is the most fuel efficient, least polluting, safest, and least expensive means of moving cargo."

"The Democrat-controlled Senate, it hasn't passed a budget in more than 1,000 days."

The Buffett Rule "will bring in less than $5 billion per year. ... Enough to pay one week’s interest on the national debt."

"Tourism accounts for 439,000 jobs in the state of Ohio, and visitors spend $36 billion annually."

"Our rainy day fund has gone from 89 cents to $240 million."

An effort to repeal voting-reform legislation would be "the first time in Ohio history where a bill has been passed to stop a referendum."

"We were the No. 1 job creator in America in February and we are now the No. 4 job creator in the last year."

"The poorest in this country are women."

"New business startups are at the lowest levels in 30 years."

There are "850,000 Ohio jobs tied to the auto industry."

"Ohio is not meeting its obligation to update voter registrations when voters change their address with the BMV."

"The top 1 percent (of income earners) paid 36.7 percent (of the taxes).  ... The top 50 percent pay 97.7 percent."  

"'Wrong precinct' rules exacerbate our provisional ballot problems (and) HB 194 does nothing to solve the wrong-precinct problem."

A bill delaying the start of classes until Labor Day would permit school districts "to shave 5 full weeks off the school year."

"Ohio has one of the highest provisional ballot rates in the country, and many of them go uncounted each election."

"We've seen more anti-women's choice bills introduced in the first half of this session than we've seen in the last three General Assemblies."

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