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CINCINNATI - Ohio's Governor-elect John Kasich is preparing to take officenext month, and that means a lot of questions remain concerning hisplans for the Buckeye State.

Kasich plans to make a stop in the Tri-State Wednesday atCincinnati State Technical and Community College.

He's meeting with administrators at the college, and businessleaders whose companies benefit from the school's programs andgraduates.

Afterward, Kasich will speak to the media, which is when weshould learn more on his stance against Ohio's passenger railsystem. Current Ohio Governor Ted Strickland is urging him not tocut the plan. Kasich has vowed to kill the project, calling it awaste of money.

Some students are concerned that Kasich will cut funding forhigher education in an attempt to save money. University ofCincinnati students have started an online petition in the hopes ofkeeping the cuts from happening.

The Governor-elect has expressed that getting more jobs to thestate will be his top priority when he's sworn-in to office inJanuary.

Stay with WCPO.com for updates on Wednesday'smeeting.

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