COLUMBUS - State Senator John Eklund (R-Munson Township) this week announced the introduction of the state's Capital Budget, a $2.62 billion investment in Ohio's infrastructure and local community projects.
The Ohio General Assembly generally approves a capital budget every two years with the goal of funding needed improvements to public services and facilities across the state, including schools, roads and bridges, waterways and parks. The companion bills introduced in each chamber significantly increase the capital investment in mental health and addiction services facilities.
“Ohio’s ability to make these kinds of investments reflects the solid fiscal position of our state,” said Eklund. “Sound financial policies position us to purposely tackle capital projects that will keep Ohio great.”
Lake, Geauga and Portage counties all received state funding for various projects. Among others, these projects included $160,000 to the Painesville Addiction Recovery Center, $900,000 toward the University Hospital's Geauga Medical Center, and $250,000 for Hiram College's Learning and Technology Collaborative.
For a full list of community projects sorted by county, click here.
STATEWIDE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CAPITAL BILL:
Supporting Ohio's Schools
Supporting Ohio's Infrastructure
Supporting Ohioans in Need
Supporting Ohio's Communities
The companion bills were introduced today in the Ohio Senate as Senate Bill 266 and in the Ohio House as House Bill 529 and are available for review at www.legislature.ohio.gov.
For more information on the Capital Budget bill process, visit http://www.obm.ohio.gov/budget/capital/.