New Gov. John Kasich said again last week that he is considering leasing the Ohio Turnpike, a move that could bring in $2.4 billion. Of that, the state would have to pay off $600 million of outstanding debt, which would need to be defeased in the event of privatization.

The Republican governor, who took office in January after defeating incumbent Democrat Ted Strickland, said he would use the money to attract new business to the state, according to local papers.

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