CHICAGO - In his state of the state address yesterday, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland offered a glimpse of an "austere" 2010-2011 budget that would tackle a $7 billion deficit through a combination of spending cuts and federal stimulus dollars.

Strickland is expected to unveil the budget next week. Yesterday he said the two-year spending plan would include no tax increases, $3.2 billion in spending cuts, and $3.4 billion in federal funds.

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