Strickland Speaks to City Club

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Ohio's public college tuition costs are 47 percent higher than the national average, Strickland said, and that's why one of his budget proposals would freeze college tuition for two years. He says it's vital to the health of our public education system.

Ted Strickland: In effect, this tuition freeze is a significant tax cut for every family trying to send a son or daughter to college. And, for every adult trying to send themselves to school.

Other budget proposals include increasing money for children's healthcare and early childhood education. And, a property tax break for the disabled and seniors, which offers no taxes on the first $25,000 of your home's value.

Strickland's says state lawmakers are still making changes to the budget, but that he's in agreement with them on many items. He wouldn't say if he plans to veto any parts of the two-year spending plan.
But, he hopes to sign off on it this week.

Tasha Flournoy, 90.3.

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