CHICAGO - OhioGov. Ted Strickland yesterday in his second state of the state address proposed selling $1.7 billion of debt - the bulk of it backed by the state's full faith and credit pledge - beginning early next year to finance an ambitious job-creation program.

Proceeds from the bond sales would be invested in alternative energy and biomedical industries and road and bridge projects that together would create 80,000 "good-paying" jobs, the Democratic governor said.

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