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Governor implies Ohio turnpike will be leased, with plan unveiled this week
But Kasich is mum on details
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


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The already controversial plan to lease the turnpike to a private group is expected to be announced by the end of this week. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler has more.

KASLER: What's coming from Kasich

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Gov. John Kasich has been talking about his turnpike plans for months but not releasing many hints, other than to say that he considers the toll road an undervalued asset.

Kasich told a group of county commissioners and county engineers – quoting him here – the bulk of this money will be spent in the north – implying that there is a plan for a lease. But Kasich wouldn’t offer reporters much of a preview. 

“What I would say about it is it’s definitely a jobs program and we also are taking into account a lot of the concerns that we heard up north. We think we’ve arrived at the right place and we’ll have a lot more to say about this.” 

Kasich says he’ll roll out the plan on Thursday and talk about it throughout the state.

 

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