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Statement by President E. Gordon Gee on Introduction of House Budget

"The Ohio House budget proposal unveiled yesterday shows that our political leaders continue to put Ohio college students first by tying funding to student success. By reaffirming support for the Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission's recommendations, House lawmakers are joining with Governor Kasich in strengthening Ohio's system of state colleges and universities while helping the state's economy.

"I cannot thank Speaker Batchelder, Finance Committee Chairman Amstutz, and Higher Education Subcommittee Chairman Rosenberger enough for their steadfast and deep commitment to the state’s higher education funding priorities. With this proposal, Ohio has crafted a blueprint for the rest of America about how to best spend finite public dollars in ways that reward student success and degree completion."