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Kasich Strikes Voter Item From Ohio's Transportation Budget

Ohio's governor has used his line-item-veto pen to strike a provision that Democrats claimed would discourage out-of-state college students from voting in the swing state.

Republican Gov. John Kasich's veto leaves in place a 30-day deadline for new residents to get an Ohio driver's license and register their vehicles here, along with the penalties they could face if they don't.

But Kasich scrapped a provision tucked into the transportation budget bill that would have defined residents as those who have registered to vote or filed their taxes under an Ohio address. He said in a veto message after signing the bill Wednesday that those provisions were potentially confusing to Ohioans and government institutions.

Kasich says Ohio law already establishes criteria that determine residency, which have been used successfully.