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Issue One and "The Third Frontier"

Casey Corbett found out the hard way that getting a college degree isn't by itself the ticket to getting a job after college.

"They looked at me and were like, 'hmmm, you have a degree: great. Now where's your experience?'" says Casey.

Corbett hopes to benefit from an internship process that's part of Ohio's "Third Frontier" program. The more than $40,000 Gov. Bob Taft presented to local development leaders will pay for 13 internships at local industries.

It's part of what the governor hopes that program will accomplish, if voters approve a half-billion dollar bond issue next month.

"If we have the talent in Ohio, and we help them, convert knowledge into products, Ohio's companies will succeed, new companies will start, and we'll have job opportunities to keep our kids at home," says Gov. Taft.

Issue One involves borrowing money to pay off bonds. Some critics have said it's not a good time for borrowing, with Ohio's budget still struggling. Supporters say that's shortsighted thinking.

"Where you're going to generate money to pay back the bonds; is through taxation of the people who are going to earn the money, and the increase in revenues," says Doug Grize.

The Third Frontier plan involves several Washington County large and small businesses.


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