CHICAGO - Ohio next week plans to enter the market with roughly $300 million of public infrastructure bonds backed by the state's full faith and credit as part of Gov. Ted Strickland's $1.57 billion economic stimulus plan.

The sale comes as Strickland announced yesterday a second round of budget cuts and other measures to help bring down an estimated $750 million shortfall stemming from weaker-than-expected revenues and a generally soft economy throughout Ohio.

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