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Ohio to get $8.2 Billion from Federal Stimulus

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Press Release: Governor Announces Federal Stimulus Package Includes $8.2 Billion in Funding for Ohio Ohio Governor Ted Strickland today announced that Ohio will receive at least $8.2 billion in federal funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that President Barack Obama signed into law today. “I applaud President Barack Obama’s visionary leadership […]


Keno sales are up, but not as high as expected

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From NBC4i.com: 6 Months Later, Keno Results Mixed By Denise Yost It’s been six months for Keno in Ohio and the results are mixed. Gov. Ted Strickland hoped the new lottery game would pump millions of dollars into a sagging economy. While it appears Keno has helped overall lottery sales, some believe it hasn’t been […]


Passenger trains could be running in Ohio in 2010


From The Dispatch: It’s been so long since people could catch a train in Columbus and debark in Cleveland a couple of hours later that most Ohioans probably regard the notion as a Cold War memory, like TV dinners in metal trays. Now it’s time to thaw out the idea, advocates say. State leaders are […]


Strickland’s 2009 State of the State Address at Noon

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Today, Governor Ted Strickland is scheduled to deliver his third State of the State Address to the 128th Ohio General Assembly. I’m expecting to see much discussion on education reform and Ohio’s economy. Ohio is facing a seven billion dollar budget deficit and is required by it’s constitution to have a balanced budget. What that […]


Strickland taps Ronald Richard as Infrastructure Czar

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Ohio Governor Ted Strickland created a new ‘infrastructure czar’ position yesterday and tapped Cleveland Foundation CEO Ronald B. Richard for the role. The purpose of the position is to help decide how Ohio will spend the money it receives from the federal stimulus package that is expected to be passed soon. Richard will go unpaid […]

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Last Call – Salvia will be Banned in Ohio in 90 Days

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From The Lantern: Controversial Salvia banned in Ohio By Everdeen Mason In 90 days, the controversial psychoactive plant Salvia will be banned across Ohio and will no longer be available in smoke shops in the university area. The bill, signed by Gov. Ted Strickland on Friday, was sponsored by former state representative Thom Collier after […]


Strickland Wants to Tolerate Gambling in Ohio

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After taking quite a few anti-gambling stances on past issues, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has recently announced that maybe some sort of new gambling proposal could actually help out the budget deficit in Ohio. Combined with the recent news that certain casino lobbying groups are already making plans to have a proposal on the 2009 […]


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