Senate District 12
Matt Huffman
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$3.5 Billion Investment in Ohio's Communities Set for Senate Floor Vote This Week
May 31, 2022

COLUMBUS—Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman (R-Lima) joined by Finance Chairman, Senator Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls) announced plans to pass a $3.514 billion Capital Budget Bill supporting Ohio's infrastructure and local community projects.

The legislature generally approves a capital budget every two years, and the bill funds needed improvements to public services and facilities across the state, including schools, roads and bridges, and mental health and addiction facilities.
 
Ohio’s sound fiscal management helps make this investment happen.

“The capital budget invests in vital community projects that often have limited funding sources,” said President Huffman. “Our members understand why these dollars make a real difference in our neighborhoods around the state.”
 
Projects approved for the Capital Budget follow strict guidance to qualify, and local leaders across the state work hard to comply.

“Mayors, county commissioners and leadership from big cities to small towns know the difference these dollars make in showcasing their communities, said Senator Dolan. “I want to thank them for their dedicated and detailed efforts in making sure these projects were ready and qualified for consideration.”
 
Investments also include:



  • $600 million will go to school building projects around the state with an additional $100 million dedicated to school safety upgrades.

  • $400 million goes to higher education for colleges and university building projects.

  • $500 million is directed to the Department of Natural Resources for projects to keep outdoor recreation areas and parks pristine and updated.

  • $403 million is directed to the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to upgrade correctional facilities around the state.


The Senate and House will vote on the Capital Bill this week, and then the bill goes onto Governor DeWine for his signature.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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