Huffman Applauds Signing Of $2.62 Billion Capital Budget, Highlights Local Projects
COLUMBUS - On Friday, the state's Capital Budget was signed into law by the Governor, investing $2.62 billion in Ohio's infrastructure and local community projects.
The legislature 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. For a full list of community projects by county, click here.
“In addition to the multitude of statewide initiatives, I am especially pleased with the many projects in the 12th District slated for funding," said State Senator Matt Huffman (R-Lima). "These projects offer important opportunities to advance the health, education, and general wellness of our communities.”
LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CAPITAL BILL:
Supporting Culture and Education
Supporting Local Infrastructure
- $350,000 will go to the Champaign Aviation Museum to construct a new hangar facility to expand their activity space.
- $250,000 will be used to create a safe multi-use path between New Bremen High School and the K-8 campus.
- Over $270,000 is set aside to construct a new public amphitheater in Versailles.
Supporting Community Health and Wellness
- $200,000 will be utilized to relocate the Allen County Engineer’s Office.
- $250,000 will be invested to complete improvements to Grand Lake’s shoreline and water quality.
- $100,000 will go to upgrades at the Allen County Justice Center.
- $325,000 will help build the STAR Transitional Treatment House in Shelby County, a home to help transition persons from prison to independent life.
- $500,000 will be redirected to make numerous recreation and athletic facility improvements in Auglaize and Mercer counties.
- Further appropriations are made to renovate parks in Greenville and Fort Loramie.