COLUMBUS - 

The Ohio Senate today passed the state's Capital Budget, a $2.6 billion investment in Ohio's infrastructure and local community projects. 

“The state’s Capital Budget will support Ohio job creation, grow the state’s economy and add value to our communities," said State Senator Larry Obhof (R-Medina), who co-sponsored the Capital Budget Bill. "Ohio’s strong fiscal health makes it possible to take on these projects."

The bill funds significant community projects in each county of the 22nd District, including a new parking facility in the historic Medina Square; an education and entertainment area in Mansfield; the Holmes County Exposition Center at the new fairgrounds; and the restoration and improvements to Ashland's historic Schine's Theatre and the Loudonville Opera House. 

Senate Bill 310 now goes to the Ohio House of Representatives for further consideration. For a full list of local projects, click here
 
Statewide Highlights of the Capital Budget:

Supporting Our Schools

  • $650 million will be invested in local school construction, including repairs, renovations and maintenance for primary and secondary facilities.
  • More than $428 million for Ohio’s 37 public colleges and universities, while nearly $56 million more will support projects that benefit Ohio's statewide university system.

Supporting Our Infrastructure

  • A substantial portion of capital spending goes to local roads, bridges, water-supply systems, storm sewers and wastewater systems. $500 million will go to local infrastructure projects through the Public Works Commission, including up to $100 million to support the Clean Ohio program which funds preservation of green space, farmland, open spaces and expanded recreational opportunities.
  • This bill also includes $275 million for the maintenance and preservation of Ohio’s dams, parks, trails, waterways and wildlife.

Supporting Ohioans in Need

  • With nearly $100 million in funding, the state placed a strong emphasis on investing in critical health and human services funding for youth services, developmental disabilities, mental health, addiction treatment and women’s health initiatives.

Supporting Our Communities

  • Economic development and cultural projects of local and regional importance boost growth and opportunities in our communities.
 
 
 
  
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