Senator John Eklund (R–Munson Township) today announced the 2014 Ohio Capital Budget has cleared both chambers of the General Assembly and will now be delivered to Governor John Kasich for his signature.
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.
House Bill 497 is expected to create up to 31,000 jobs over the next two years.
“A robust capital bill reflects the sound fiscal and financial condition of our state,” said Eklund. “The funding that will be invested in our community will power several new projects and support job creation and retention in the region.”
The capital budget includes:
Details of the Capital Budget Bill can be found at: www.obm.ohio.gov/SectionPages/Budget/Capital.aspx