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GOP: In-state tuition for students voting in Ohio

Published: Thu, May 16, 2013 @ 11:30 a.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio Republicans want to force universities to offer in-state tuition to out-of-state students who request documents from the schools in order to register to vote in Ohio.

Republicans in the House have included the provision in the state budget now being considered in the Senate. They say they’re trying to streamline the system.

Universities often provide documents to serve as students’ proof of residency when they register to vote.

The provision would require universities continuing to provide that documentation to charge those students the lower tuition offered to Ohio residents.

According to The Cincinnati Enquirer, critics are saying it’s really designed to prevent universities from making voting easy for out-of-state students, who mostly vote Democratic.

Universities say it would cost them hundreds of millions of dollars.


1JBullfrog(21 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

This would mean pretty much every out-of-state student in Ohio would register to vote to get lower tuition. Ohio public universities are in part funded by Ohio taxpayers. If the schools suddenly lose a huge chunk of income from not having out-of-state tuition how are they going to make up for it? In-state tuition could go up negating any advantage of in-state tuition, taxes could increase for Ohio residents, or the schools will drastically cut services and staff. We can fix all our budget problems by getting rid of the single biggest waste of tax dollars - all the worthless politicians who would rather play games like this instead of doing any actual work.

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