Ohio Poised For 2Nd Temporary Budget

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio is on the verge of a second temporary budget as a full two-year plan continues to elude lawmakers and Gov. Ted Strickland.

The Ohio Senate plans to vote on another seven-day budget on Monday.

The house last week approved the plan to fund state government from July 8 through July 14.

Lawmakers appear no closer to resolving a disagreement over strickland's proposal to put slot machines at Ohio's seven race tracks.

The democrat says the plan would raise $933 million, but republicans who control the senate say it has "fatal flaws."

The senate plans another hearing on the proposal Monday, while the house plans to explore what $1 billion in additional cuts would look like.

The budget currently in front of lawmakers has a $3.2 billion deficit.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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