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"States have cumulatively cut over $1.8 billion from their mental health services between 2009 and 2011. This is the largest reduction in state mental health services in half a century."
Says the New Year’s Day "fiscal cliff" deal "reduces the deficit."
"When George Bush became president of the United States, 17 million people were in poverty. When he left, 30 million people were in poverty."
Says Ohio’s economic recovery "started in February 2010."
"It is ironic that (First Energy Corp. is) going to have a name on our (football stadium) where we (Cleveland Public Power) supply the electricity."
Abraham Lincoln "visited and some say even danced in (the Ohio Senate) chamber."
"I am now the No. 2 member of this House in terms of length of service."
"Unlike the gridlock in Washington, more than 80 percent of the bills we passed during this General Assembly had bipartisan support."
Members of Congress "specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed, such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment" ... (and) from the healthcare reform."
Seven of America’s 10 wealthiest counties are in the Washington, D.C., area.
Members of Congress can "retire with the same pay after only one term" in office
Obamacare includes "a $63 charge every American will begin paying (in 2013) as a way to cover some of the increased costs associated with providing health insurance to those with pre-existing conditions."
Ohio's judges, "compared to other similar states, are being woefully underpaid."
Says "Detroit dumping a bunch of sewage" in Lake Erie "causes big problems" for Ohio.
The so-called doc fix in the fiscal cliff deal will cut payments "for treating illnesses disproportionately impacting minorities, including end stage renal disease and diabetes."
"The problem with raising tax rates on the wealthiest Americans is that more than half of them are small business owners."
"Individuals with mental illnesses die an average of 25 years earlier than those without a mental illness."
"Fourteen million Americans' mortgages are greater than the value of their homes."
Agriculture "is the strongest industry in Ohio."
"A man using bath salts reported that raccoons had set fire inside his home and stolen his cell phone."
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