Budget Sails Through Ohio House

For the first time in a generation, a new state budget has cleared the Ohio House without a single lawmaker voting “no.”

The two-year spending plan that won unanimous approval Tuesday includes more money for uninsured children, college scholarships and nursing home alternatives. Both Republicans and Democrats say the $52.1 billion budget reflects their priorities, and lawmakers credit Governor Strickland for not rejecting G-O-P ideas out of hand.

Attention now shifts to the state Senate, which is holding hearings on the spending blueprint.

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