"Budgets are not goals in themselves but merely tools for achieving goals, and the goal of this budget is job creation.
The budget I submit to the General Assembly today helps create the jobs-friendly environment Ohio needs. It closes an $8 billion structural imbalance while preserving the $800 million, two-year income tax cut that went into effect on January 1, provides $34 million in job-creating tax incentives, pursues major reforms and reduces spending in significant but carefully-considered ways."
- Governor John R. Kasich,
March 15, 2011
FY 2012-2013 Blue Book