Republicans in the Ohio Senate are pushing for colleges to cut students’ costs by 5 percent and want the state to set up a drug prison where addicted inmates can get treatment.
The Ohio Tobacco Prevention Foundation is not willing to give the governor and legislative leaders millions of dollars to help fund a $1.5 billion economic stimulus package.
The economic stimulus plan being promoted by Governor Strickland and Republican legislative leaders would take hundreds of millions of dollars from tobacco education efforts.
The plan to create five public schools dedicated to a curriculum of science, technology, engineering and math – STEM – is pushing forward, powered by a multi-million dollar boost from a national foundation.
Some students from Ohio’s middle schools are the latest to get a lesson in real life finances.
Officials at state-supported universities and community colleges across Ohio are now hopeful they will receive a boost of government dollars that’s even larger than the one Governor Ted Strickland has proposed. That’s because Republicans who dominate the Ohio House of Representatives are vowing to pump even more state money into higher education.
Ohio is looking at making changes to the money coming into the state from the multi billion dollar settlement with tobacco companies.
Ohio and national Republican leaders are scrambling to deny a New York Times report that claims the national G O P is now shifting its money AWAY from incumbent U.S. Senator Mike DeWine’s campaign.