Legislative and Media Response to Ohio Chancellor’s Testimony on Ohio Higher Ed Appropriations


The following are two brief excerpts from Gongwer’s coverage of the Chancellor’s testimony and the legislators’ response to it. Gongwer is a subscription news service on Ohio government; so I cannot provide a link to the entire article.


“Chancellor Defends Governor’s Plan To Cut College Costs

“A House subcommittee budget probed the higher education section of the governor’s budget Thursday with the zeal of a Rhodes Scholar, grilling Chancellor John Carey for nearly three hours.

“Members of the House Finance & Appropriations Higher Education Subcommittee requested more details on Gov. John Kasich‘s proposals to cap tuition, increase state funding for colleges and universities, offer student debt relief, increase financial aid, expand college credit courses for high school students and more. . . .

“Several committee members questioned whether the proposed debt relief fund would really have the desired effect.

Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) said he welcomed attention…

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