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Streetcar project in jeopardy if state funding is pulled

Cincinnati's streetcar project could take a huge hit this week if the state funding is pulled.

Some city officials have worked on this idea for years, but state leaders may have a different plan. A state transit panel is expected to pull $52 million in funding off the table on Tuesday.

Governor John Kasich is against the streetcar idea, saying there's no room in Ohio's budget to fund it.

Without the state money, the plan could be dead. The estimated cost total cost is $128 million, and state funding is the second largest financial source. Other funding is coming from city bonds ($64 million) and a federal grant ($25 million).

The state's transportation review advisory council will make it's decision official on Tuesday.

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