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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The leader of the Ohio Senate says his chamber is considering changes to the state’s two-year budget that would keep community colleges and universities from imposing any tuition or fee increases over the fiscal period.
Senate President Keith Faber, a Celina Republican, told reporters Wednesday the proposed limits were still being worked on. He said additional budget revisions would include increases to higher-education funding and a challenge to universities to lower overall student costs by 5 percent.
The House passed the $71.5 billion budget in April. The Senate is expected to release its version of the spending plan Monday.
Faber said specific adjustments to taxes, Medicaid and K-12 education were still being hammered out.
He said the Senate’s revisions would include pay increases for judges, sheriffs and prosecutors.