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Kasich tells Cleveland it's on an upswing
Governor speaks at Greater Cleveland Partnership's annual meeting, hours after signing $2.4 billion capital bill
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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Gov. Kasich spoke at the Cleveland Convention Center to a crowd of about 1200 people, just hours after signing a $2.4 billion capital bill
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Gov. John Kasich is touting Ohio Turnpike revenue as one reason he says Northeast Ohio is on an upswing. That’s why the Greater Cleveland Partnership invited Kasich to speak at its annual meeting Thursday. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports.
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Gov. Kasich told about 1200 people at the Cleveland Convention Center that the city is experiencing a renaissance thanks to initiatives like the plan passed by voters last fall to revitalize Cleveland schools.

“The Cleveland reform plan is so vital to this city. It is vital to this state. And I really believe it is vital to this country. What is happening to Cleveland, is the Cleveland Schools have been directed to serve the children of Cleveland.”

Kasich also said the plan to redevelop the lakefront, near the Rock Hall and Science Center, is finally on-track after 50 years of false starts. And during the nearly half-hour speech, Kasich also admitted his own false starts.

“Yea, I was the one who said that Turnpike oughta produce more value for the people of Ohio. But we moved forward, with a lot of criticism directed at us. So we took a look at the Turnpike and we wondered, ‘Should we sell it? Should we lease it? Or is there another plan that might work?’ And so we issued bonds. And we can use the revenues and tolls from the turnpike to pay off those bonds. And it has generated another billion dollars in infrastructure.”

Kasich also touched on job growth, statewide, saying Ohio has moved up from number 48 at the beginning of his term, to number 5 today.
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