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Last updated 1:10PM ET
July 19, 2018
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Governor proposes budget cuts, end of vouchers
(WOUB) - In his first State of the State speech, Governor Strickland has laid out a dramatic series of new spending proposals and budget cuts.

Ohio's first Democratic governor in 16 years is proposing that the state spend $1 billion over four years on energy programs to make the state a leader in new energy technologies.

He says he also wants to provide state health insurance for every poor child in Ohio and dramatically expand Medicaid coverage for other poor residents.

Watch Video Replay of Gov. Strickland's Address (QuickTime required)

Strickland is proposing the elimination of the state's school voucher program and a tax break for gasoline producers. He says "tough choices" will be reflected in the budget he'll introduce on March 15.

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