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Valley democrats challenge governor to address state issues

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Valley Democrats are calling on Governor Kasich to propose solutions to the state's problems during his speech tonight.

Senator Joe Schiavoni and local state representatives held at a news conference Monday morning, outlining the Democrats view of issues facing Ohio.

The legislators claim that the state faces a growing problem of drug addiction, local governments and schools have seen cuts in state funding, and Senator Schiavoni fewer people are working in Ohio than there were a year ago.

"We have a governor that wants to cut more taxes, cut  more local government funding, increase the amount  property to fund our schools, and he's saying it will create more jobs. That's just a bald faced lie.", said Representative Bob Hagan.

In addition to Hagan and Schiavoni, state representatives Tom Letson of Warren, Nick Barborak of Lisbon, and Ron Gerberry of Austintown were also at the news conference.

Governor Kasich is scheduled to deliver his State of the State address from Medina at 7 p.m.

WFMJ.com will provide a live stream of the speech. 
 

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