Senator Brown, Reps. Fedor And Sheehy Comment On Passage Of Capital Budget
Legislation provides much needed funding for projects in Lucas County
April 01, 2014
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Columbus – Today, the Ohio Senate approved a $2.39 billion Capital Budget (HB 497) following a similar vote last week in the Ohio House of Representatives.  The bill now heads to the Governor for his signature.  Senator Edna Brown, Rep. Teresa Fedor and Rep. Mike Sheehy released the following statements after the passage of HB 497:
Senator Edna Brown:
“I appreciate that these investments are being made in Northwest Ohio through the Capital Budget.  One of my priorities was to provide funding for the African American Legacy Project and I am very pleased to see that support for the completion of their Phase II plans has remained a part of the bill.”

Rep. Teresa Fedor:
“I was pleased to see such a committed investment to the Toledo Region. I was however, disappointed that the SeaGate Convention Centre did not receive any funding for its request of essential renovations. A renovated convention center would draw more visitors to the community and is an important piece to the economic development of downtown Toledo.”
Rep. Mike Sheehy:
“I was happy to offer my support for the capital appropriations bill when it passed here in the House and applaud the Senate for doing the same today. The bill provided nearly $30 million in improvements to Lucas county, including funding for the Toledo Zoo – a priority in District 46 – as well as allowances for projects in higher education at University of Toledo and Owens.  While I am glad to see money for improvements coming to Lucas County, it still does not make up for the cuts to local governments and schools experienced in recent years.”

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