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October 19, 2017
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Democrats praise Strickland speech, GOP skeptical
(WOUB) - Governor Strickland's State of the State address has drawn immediate praise from lawmakers in his own Democratic party.

Top-ranking House Democrat Joyce Beatty of Columbus says Strickland presented a "real" educational plan that addresses issues of accountability and fairness.

Strickland called for large increases in the state's share of education funding to close gaps between rich and poor schools. He also proposed record increases in state money for Ohio public colleges and universities, to hold down tuition.

Republicans who control the House and Senate are reacting to the governor's speech with skepticism. House Finance Committee Chairman Matt Dolan says the GOP heard only about spending money -- and making tough choices on where to find it.

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