Governor John Kasich has signed the new two-year state budget into law that he says closes a historic budget gap without raising taxes. The first-term Republican put his pen to the spending blueprint last night. The budget, passed by the Ohio House and Senate this week largely along party lines, follows most of what Kasich wanted, including merit pay for teachers, expanded charter schools, and the elimination of the estate tax.
The US singer will be accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Jools Holland and his band will also perform alongside Sandie Shaw and Ruby Turner at the event on 11 September.
Chris Evans, who announced Ritchie's inclusion on Radio 2's breakfast show, will be revealing further acts later this month.
The group told shareholders that, for the year ended June 30, it expected fully diluted headline earnings a share to be between 45% and 55% lower – reaching 253c a share to 309c a share – compared with the 561c a share recorded in the 2010 financial year.
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