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Ohio Colleges Seek More Funding In Next State Budget

The Inter-University Council of Ohio, which represents the state's public universities, is seeking a  funding increase in the next two-year state budget totaling nine percent. The group has also asked for a 10 percent increase in funding for programs to help low-income students, and wants universities to have the option to raise tuition this school year. A statewide tuition freeze is currently in effect. State officials say "major" program expansions in the budget are unlikely due to lower-than-projected tax revenues.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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