Ohio Legislature approves moving Governor's speech

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January 31, 2013

Ohio

By Tyler King

COLUMBUS, Ohio: For the second year in a row, Governor John Kasich's request to move the State of the State speech away from the capital has been approved by the State Legisalture. The move was approved by the Senate with a 24-9 vote and House with a 80-16 vote on Wednesday. Kasich plans on giving this year's speech in Lima, a rebounding Rust Belt city in northwest Ohio. The speech is set to take place on February 19 at the Veteran's Memorial Civic Center.[1]

State Rep. Ron Gerberry asked fellow lawmakers to keep the speech to the Concord, fearing they are destroying a historic tradition. He said, "Let's stop the parading of the State of the State and bring it back home."[1]

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