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LWV League of Women Voters of Ohio
Ohio State Government November 7, 2006 Election
Smart Voter

William S. "Bill" Peirce/Mark M. Noble
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Governor/Lt Governor; State of Ohio


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Ohio and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. What will you do as Governor to improve the economy of Ohio? Specifically, to attract new business to Ohio and to keep college graduates from leaving the state? (150 word limit)

I will improve the general business climate by eliminating the Commercial Activities Tax and the Estate Tax, cutting the Income Tax, privatizing the Bureau of Workers' Compensation, and reducing and regularizing regulation. Special favors to particular firms and industries must be eliminated. We cannot bribe our way to prosperity because programs that are intended to "create jobs" actually destroy more jobs than they create. College graduates will gladly stay in Ohio when the businesses are creating good new jobs.

2. Given that school funding in Ohio has been ruled unconstitutional, what measures will you propose to provide the necessary resources to public school systems to ensure students' success? (150 word limit)

I will ensure that the state budget includes full funding for a base cost that meets the constitutional standard for thorough and efficient education. The state funding would be included in the individual "backpack" of funding that would follow the student to the school chosen by the family in the event that the local public school does not serve the student adequately. The state has an obligation to make educational opportunities available to every child when the local district does not do so.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. 150 Word limits apply for each question. Direct references to opponents are not permitted.

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