Last week, the Urbanophile blog posted an excellent entry entitled The Urgency of Reform. In his post he took a thoughtful look at some of the creative solutions being proposed by different states to tackle their challenging financial situations and budget shortfalls. He aptly notes that crisis breeds innovation. And innovation with respect to governance reform is something Ohio, like many other states, desperately needs. In his post he mentions Greater Ohio Policy Center’s Restoring Prosperity to Ohio Report, specifically pointing out our numerous recommendations for consolidation. We hope these ideas catch on and gain traction across the state. We must take advantage of this unique opportunity for sweeping reforms to do what is best for Ohio with a keen eye towards the long term affects of our actions. If Ohio can implement these necessary changes, we will be very well positioned to compete in the next economy.