Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) today announced the introduction of Ohio’s 2014 Capital Budget, which provides local investment dollars to support individual communities’ construction priorities. The bill funds needed improvements to public facilities across the state including schools, colleges and universities, and parks.
The legislature generally approves a capital budget every two years in order to fund pressing construction and maintenance projects around the state. The plan also serves as an important mechanism in creating Ohio jobs and moving the state’s economy forward.
“Under the leadership of Governor Kasich, the legislature has fought to bring 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 children have a state to be proud of.”
Once fully enacted, Ohio’s proposed new public construction budget will create approximately 31,000 new jobs over the next several years from the $2.386 billion it injects into needed repairs, maintenance and construction of publicly owned buildings and other infrastructure at the state and local level.
The capital budget includes:
Details of the Capital Budget Bill can be found at: www.obm.ohio.gov/SectionPages/Budget/Capital.aspx