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If slots are rejected, there's always God

Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, the Republican controlled Ohio Senate and the Democratic controlled House of Representatives may have been premature in announcing an end to the biennium budget impasse, which paved the way for passage of the spending plan. The legalization of slot machines — the governor signed an ...

Sen. Capri Cafaro deserves credit

When the biennium state budget is passed shortly by the Ohio General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Ted Strickland, there'll be praise for the Republican leadership in the Senate, the Democatic leadership in the House and the Democratic governor for finding common ground on the highly controversial issue ...

Slots compromise in the making

Republicans in the Ohio General Assembly wanted Gov. Ted Strickland to sign an executive order legalizing video lottery terminals (slot machines) in Ohio, just as he did with Keno. The governor, who well knows that the 2010 statewide election is driving much of the debate on Ohio's biennium budget, has ...