Impasse Over Construction Changes Evident in Ohio Senate Hearing

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The fate of this year’s 4.2 per cent cut in the Ohio income tax is still in limbo.

A proposal to delay it for two years has been okayed by the Ohio House of Representatives, but a key swing group of Republicans who dominate the state Senate say they won’t go along unless they get something in return. They want changes in the handling of construction projects at state universities.

Minority Democrats in the senate insist they won’t go along with those changes. The impasse was obvious Monday as the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on proposed construction reforms.

Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports .