Today, state Senator Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester) commended the Ohio Senate’s passage of House Bill 687, the state Capital Budget, which appropriates $6,650,000 for economic development projects in Ohio’s 3rd Senate District, which includes part of Franklin County.
“After several months of work, I am happy to announce the Ohio Senate has passed the Capital Budget, which allocates over $20 million for projects in Franklin County,” Senator Maharath said. “These crucial investments in projects across Central Ohio will allow our communities to continue to grow and prosper, while also serving our neighbors in need.”
Local projects in the bill include:
• Gracehaven – Multipurpose Building
• Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio Expansion
• Goodwill Columbus Expansion
• Van Buren Center Restoration
• Whitehall Rockwell Amphitheater
• Gahanna Exploration Center
• Lifecare Alliance
• Obetz Big Walnut Trail Extension and Park
The Capital Budget includes $3.51 billion in funding for capital improvement projects throughout Ohio. It also provides roughly $1.2 billion to support the Intel semiconductor project in New Albany. The bill now heads to Governor DeWine for his signature.
Learn more about the projects supported by the Capital Budget here