- Republicans in Ohio included a proposal in the state budget that would grant in-state tuition to out-of-state students if universities provide documents allowing them to register to vote in Ohio.
- Critics of the legislation say the state's GOP is attempting to keep universities from making it easy for out-of-state students to vote because they tend to vote for Democrats, but the universities say that they'll keep providing the documents as long as the proposal is in the state budget.
- Around a tenth of Ohio's 222,000 public university students are from other states, and the proposal could potentially eliminate out-of-state tuition, costing the state's public universities an estimated $272 million.
From the article:
... “The amendment has the purpose of getting a discussion going on sort of the mismatch that exists in Ohio, where we have one requirement for when a student becomes in-state for tuition purposes and another requirement for voting,” state Rep. Ron Amstutz, R-Wooster, chairman of the Finance and Appropriations Committee, told The Enquirer. ...