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Ohio Lawmakers Expected To Vote On Interim Budget
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State lawmakers are expected to vote on a temporary budget as they remain at an impasse over a proposal that would legalize slot machines at seven horse racetracks. Senate Finance Chairman John Carey will offer the bill during a Monday floor session, marking the first time since 1991 that such a move was needed.
The interim budget would run through July 7, giving legislators another week to balance the two-year spending plan that was to start Wednesday. The Republican-led Senate and Democrat-led House are at an impasse over how to fill a $3.2 billion hole in the $54 billion budget. Gov. Ted Strickland suggested priorities after both chambers had approved proposals and were to begin negotiations. Among them was the slots proposal, which would raise $933 million.