Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland Friday outlined a framework for addressing a budget gap of up to $3.2 billion, including raising $933 million annually to allow slot machines at the state’s horse-racing tracks.

His fiscal 2010-11 budget plan also calls for more than $2.4 billion in spending cuts. The governor said his goal is to leave education funding intact and balance the budget through a mix of cuts and revenue increases in favor of tax hikes.

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