Over the past two years, the state legislature has strived to create commonsense reforms that will produce real results. Many of the job growth bills passed during this General Assembly have already begun to make a difference in the lives of our citizens. Ohio’s unemployment rate has dropped at twice the national rate, going from 9 percent in January 2011 to 7.2 percent today.
It is one thing to dedicate yourself to combating a sluggish economy, but quite another to find viable, innovative solutions to the problem. I have always been committed to getting Stark County and Ohioans back to work, and I believe the policies that have been enacted will make that come true.