"The substitute budget now adds in tax breaks and tax deductions for those who buy these prisons."
"As far as standing committees, we have 10 fewer standing committees. So we’ve saved the state about a quarter-of-a-million dollars through the reduction of the standing committees."
"In this bill that I’ve just signed, we don’t cut anybody’s salary. We don’t take away their pension. And we don’t destroy their health care."
There was "some sort of informal commitment to build a (psychiatric) building in downtown Cleveland."
Ohio Director of Job Creation "Mark Kvamme just clawed back about $900,000 from companies that made promises and they didn't keep them."
"Our average private sector employee pays 23 percent for their health care. Our average city worker in Ohio pays 9 percent."
"Unfortunately we have documented instances where people defecated in the (Statehouse) building."
Says getting ex-cons to successfully return to society is important "so we are not always faced constantly with recidivism, which is a big problem in the penitentiary today – in the 70 to 80 percent range."
"Ben Franklin once quipped that only two things in life were certain: death and taxes. I think even he didn't envision that the tax man would visit on the day of your death."
On whether the state should privatize the Ohio Turnpike.
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