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Governor's decision on Ohio Turnpike may come soon

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's governor says a decision on whether to lease the Ohio Turnpike is coming down the road soon.

Gov. John Kasich says he's been looking at options that could bring the state more than $1 billion. He says a formal proposal on the northern Ohio toll road could be announced within the next month.

The Columbus Dispatch (bit.ly/WthMZD) reports that it's believed that the governor's administration is studying whether to lease the turnpike over a period of years or issuing bonds against it.

Kasich wants to use money from such a deal to pay for new transportation projects in the state.

But many officials in northern Ohio have come out against the idea because they fear a deal could increase tolls for drivers.

 

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