Ohioans are still reeling from a sluggish economy.
That's why Governor Ted Strickland says the government needs to redouble its efforts to get things back on track.
"We have to make sure first that the safety-net programs are there for them. Then we've got to do everything we can to create jobs. If we create jobs, it will solve most of the other problems we have, " says Strickland.
Strickland says he believes the economy has bottomed out and is beginning to show signs that it is recovering.
"Investments are being made in job-creating activities. The stimulus money is going to be used this summer to create a lot of jobs in infrastructure development-roads, bridges, and water and sewer systems, " says Strickland.
Strickland says those investments are stemming from both the public and private sector. As things begin to turn around, Strickland is looking to the future and he says he likes where Ohio is heading.