COLUMBUS—State Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) and State Representative Scott Ryan (R-Granville Township) today announced the introduction of the state's Capital Budget, a $2.62 billion investment in Ohio's infrastructure, highlighting local community projects in Licking County.
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. The identical companion bills introduced today in each chamber also increase the capital investment in mental health and addiction services facilities.
Senator Hottinger and Representative Ryan worked with the local government and community leaders in Licking County to understand their needs and priorities.
"I am pleased with what we were able to accomplish together for our communities through this Capital Budget," said Hottinger. “These investments in crucial infrastructure and economic development projects will surely enhance the quality of life for these communities.
“I am pleased to announce significant state investment in several locally identified high priority capital projects,” added Ryan. “These projects will help our communities in their continual quest to maximize residents ability to live, work, and raise their families in Licking County.”
For a full list of local projects investing in Licking County click here.
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/.