“The Capital Budget represents state investment in our local communities. Through bond dollars and not taxpayer expense, we are able to financially support a wide variety of local projects that support and uplift our neighborhoods,” said Peterson. “These improvements are created and coordinated by local leaders and I am proud to be able to help boost them.”
Historically, the General Assembly enacts a capital budget every even-numbered year, and the bill funds needed improvements to public services and facilities across the state, including (but not limited to) schools, roads and bridges, waterways and parks. The identical bills introduced today in each chamber also make significant increases to the capital investment in mental health and addiction services facilities.
“The legislature is dedicated to bringing stability and prosperity to Ohio,” said Uecker. “I am excited that we have an opportunity to give back to our local communities to ensure that our families are safe and children can continue to thrive."
The proposed bill allocates state funds for projects in Lawrence County including a multi-purpose building at the Fairgrounds that will be home to a senior citizen center and a 911 dispatch center.
“This capital bill provides a chance to address infrastructure and community development in a way that will help move the area forward,” said Smith.
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. Hearings begin Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Senate Finance Committee and 11:00 a.m. in the House Finance Committee and will be broadcast live by The Ohio Channel and streamed at www.OhioSenate.gov and www.OhioHouse.gov.
For more information on the Capital Budget bill process, visit http://www.obm.ohio.gov/budget/capital/.