Onward Ohio supports commonsense, conservative policies that promote stronger families, stronger communities and a stronger Ohio. Balanced budgets, lower taxes, regulatory reform, and a more efficient government are the recipe for a better business climate and a growing economy.
Ohio has a great future, thanks in part to leaders who fostered policies and enacted change that led to more responsible government and increased opportunity for all Ohioans.
Since 2011, through the stewardship of Governor John Kasich, Ohio has gone from an $8 billion dollar deficit to a balanced budget, without raising taxes. Ohioans have seen their taxes cut by $5 billion, including eliminating the death tax, slashing income taxes by10 percent and eliminating small business taxes on income under $250,000.
In just five years, Ohio has become a national leader in job creation, adding 400,000 private sector jobs. Our rainy-day fund has grown from $0.89 to $2 billion, and our credit rating has been upgraded. Countless unnecessary and burdensome regulations have been eliminated or streamlined.
Exercising fiscal conservatism, cutting taxes and creating a less burdensome regulatory climate makes Ohio a more attractive place for businesses to invest and create jobs. There are many ways to empower every Ohioan so that they can realize their own American Dream, but the most effective way is to ensure every Ohioan has the opportunity to find a good paying job. Lower taxes mean that Ohioans can keep more of their hard-earned money and smaller, more efficient government is the way to keep tax burdens low for working Ohioans.
Onward Ohio’s goal is to spread the message that continuing pragmatic, conservative leadership will make Ohio more prosperous and economically secure. Onward Ohio will work to educate and advocate for these policies while also seeking new ideas and solutions that will help us continue to grow jobs, cut taxes and reform government, leading to an even brighter, more prosperous future for our great state.