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Guest column/Ohio regains economic edge

February 16, 2013
By MARY TAYLOR , The Herald-Star

Just over two years ago, John Kasich and I were sworn in as governor and lieutenant governor, respectively, and we committed ourselves to turning Ohio around. Coming into that biennium, our budget confronted a $7.7 billion fiscal imbalance - a deficit most Ohioans thought would be impossible to overcome without raising taxes. I reflect back to 2009, when I was serving as auditor of state, and how discouraging it was when I found the nearly $8 billion budget deficit that Ohio faced under the previous administration's plan - a plan that would continue down the path of out-of-control government spending.

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