Latest Fact-checks on William G. Batchelder William G. Batchelder stated on March 17, 2013: On support of Gov. John Kasich’s drilling tax plan William G. Batchelder stated on January 7, 2013 in a speech on the House floor: "I am now the No. 2 member of this House in terms of length of service." William G. Batchelder stated on September 18, 2012 in an interview with The Plain Dealer: "We have more hospitals that are children’s hospitals than any other state in the union." William G. Batchelder stated on May 29, 2011 in an appearance on the Ohio News Network: Says the Ohio Consumers’ Council office employs 74 lawyers and that the funding them is wasteful duplication. William G. Batchelder stated on March 23, 2011 in a news conference: Says a photo ID voting law in Georgia didn't dissuade black voters from participating in voting. "It hasn't, it doesn't, and apparently, if you do cause and effect in that state, it's been helpful." William G. Batchelder stated on February 4, 2011 in an interview on WCPN 90.3 FM: "75 percent of the jobs created in the state of Ohio are created in small business. They are not created by huge corporations and those who are very wealthy." William G. Batchelder stated on January 4, 2011 in an interview on WCPN 90.3 FM: Says getting ex-cons to successfully return to society is important "so we are not always faced constantly with recidivism, which is a big problem in the penitentiary today – in the 70 to 80 percent range." William G. Batchelder stated on January 3, 2011 in a speech in the Ohio House of Representatives: Says a "Canadian provincial prime minister came to Ohio for his medical treatment because of the delay in Canadian health care which would have endangered his life." William G. Batchelder stated on October 18, 2010 in an interview: "We haven’t had control of the House for the last two years and it’s been malfunctioning. We had 109 sessions scheduled and held 49."