COLUMBUS—State Senator Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) today announced the introduction of the state's capital budget, a $2.1 billion investment in Ohio's schools, infrastructure, public services 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. The budget was introduced today as an amendment to Senate Bill 310.
“Now more than ever, it is important for the Ohio Senate to invest in our state’s economy and enhance our communities by boosting economic development," said Kunze. "It is vital for our state to invest in Central Ohio and uplift the quality of life for our neighbors and community through these crucial infrastructure projects.”
Over $171 million will be used for economic development and cultural projects of local and regional importance to boost growth and increase opportunities throughout the state. $20.65 million is being distributed to cities and municipalities throughout Franklin County.
"Local addiction centers provide prevention, treatment and recovery resources to those rebuilding their life. It is critically important to the health and well-being of our community that Ohio continues to support these efforts," added Kunze. "Throughout the development of the Capital Budget, local leaders and community members identified projects important to their community, I’m proud to share that many projects going on in the 16th Senate District's backyard will receive additional dollars to be completed.”
A full list of community projects can be found here.
Investing in Our Schools
Investing in Our Infrastructure
Investing in Our Communities
In addition to the local community projects listed above:
Hearings on the bill began today in the conference committee on Senate Bill 310, and the bill is expected to be voted on by the legislature this Thursday. Committee hearings and session meetings are streamed live and archived at OhioChannel.org.