Lt. Governor Mary Taylor spoke to the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce earlier this week about the work she and Gov. Kasich are doing to balance our budgets, reduce spending, cut taxes, and eliminate the red tape & regulations that are hurting job-creators. The Medina-Gazette has more:
Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor celebrated the efforts she and Gov. John Kasich are taking to make Ohio more business friendly during a Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday at Weymouth Country Club in Medina Township.
Taylor was introduced by Mike Baach, owner and CEO of Philpott in Brunswick, who serves on the state’s Small Business Advisory Council and Common Sense Initiative.
Baach said the business community is “blessed” to have Taylor and Kasich as state leaders.
“Leadership starts at the top, and I can tell you that the governor and the lieutenant governor do mean business,” Baach said.
Taylor serves as the head of the Common Sense Initiative, which aims to cut through unnecessary government red tape that impedes economic growth.
“If it doesn’t make sense, if it impacts business, we need to take a look at it,” Taylor said.
Taylor said she took on the role of heading up the Common Sense Initiative the same day she was sworn into office.
She said the goal is simple: Look at ways to make rules and regulations better for Ohio businesses.
Taylor said the initiative recently worked to change rules regarding medical research certificates issued to doctors from other countries visiting the Cleveland Clinic to complete medical research.
Taylor said the previous laws only allowed the doctors to stay for three years. A change in the law in June gave the state more flexibility in allowing research to continue beyond three years.
“Now they can renew their licenses,” she said. “Because these folks come to our state and do research, they’re saving lives.”