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

Ted Strickland/Lee Fisher
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)

The Strickland/Fisher Turnaround Ohio plan will create and keep jobs in Ohio by investing in Ohio's strengths, such as energy production and entrepreneurship, while bringing to Ohio the jobs of the future by making sure that we have the most educated workforce possible. We know that healthy, happy children are able to learn; that good learners in effective schools become educated students ready to contribute as workers; that able workers stay where there are worthy opportunities. We know that when good jobs are performed well, for fair pay, we start a cycle of success that builds its own momentum, creating opportunities for new investment, a growing tax base, and stable families -- everything Ohio has been losing for almost two decades. You can learn more about the specific proposals in the Strickland/Fisher Turnaround Ohio plan at

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)

Ted Strickland will be a law-abiding Governor, and I will be a law-abiding Lt. Governor. We will make Ohio a law-abiding state by finally obeying the Ohio Supreme Court and funding our schools fully and fairly. Obviously, that will take intensive negotiation with the legislature, as well as all stakeholders. But this much is clear: we need to shift away from an over-reliance on the residential property tax and shift to a fairer way for our state to bring a floor of basic quality funding to all of our schools.

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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