COAST was thrilled to read the day after the election that the first act of Ohio’s new Governor John Kasich is to kill the $400 million slooow-speed 3-C rail line boondoggle. Read here great piece on just how bad the 3C line would have been for Ohio. He also promised to take on labor union practices that are bankrupting Ohio. COAST could not be more pleased with this opening shot from our new Governor. Ohio’s new Attorney General, Mike DeWine, has pledged immediately to join the litigation against ObamaCare.
Still, Ohio legislators and Governor Kasich are facing a yawning $8 billion (that’s with a “b”) deficit over the coming biennial. This creates an unprecedented opportunity for a fundamental re-thinking of the size, structure and indeed mission of Ohio government. COAST hopes they seize it.