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Heard the one about Ted Strickland and 89 cents?
Campaign ads criticized Strickland for leaving Ohio’s rainy day fund at $.89 when he left office as governor.
Strickland’s defenders say the recession that hit the United States and Ohio required Strickland and state officials to drain the $1 billion fund. And they note the fund started to be replenished at the tail-end of his final budget, even though Strickland had left office.
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