CHICAGO - The Ohio legislature has passed a two-year $1.76 billion capital spending bill that would be financed mostly through debt sales.

The bill includes $1.73 billion of debt financing to maintain, build, and improve facilities throughout the state in fiscal 1996. Most of the debt would be issued by the Ohio Public Facilities Commission and the Ohio Building Authority, according to Paolo De Maria, assistant director of the state's Office Budget and Management.

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