Says an EPA permit "languished" under Strickland but his new EPA director got it done in two days.
On whether the state should privatize the Ohio Turnpike.
"They tried to give us $400 million to build a high-speed train that goes 39 miles an hour."
John Kasich says he won, despite "12 visits by a president, somewhere between $45 (million) and $50 million (spent against him,) 500 paid volunteers in here calling me every name in the book, former presidents, first ladies and God-knows-who-else."
"(John) Kasich was the architect who balanced the budget, cut spending, created a surplus, igniting record job creation."
State government spending will be increase 10.7 percent this year.
"The total number of dollars that passes through the Department of Development is like $900 million and like $650 (million) of it has nothing to do with development, which is breathtaking when you think about it."
"Kasich’s trade deals cost Ohio thousands of jobs - 49,000 jobs to Mexico, 91,000 to China."
On whether to eliminate the state income tax.
"Since 1904, the Ohio victor has won the presidency 25 out of 27 times "
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