Today, state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) applauded the Ohio Senate’s passage of the state’s Capital Budget, which includes $63,583,037 for 36 economic development projects in Hamilton County.
“I am proud of all the work Hamilton County has done and will continue to do to move our communities forward by improving our healthcare, education, treatment shelters and other facilities," said Senator Thomas. "There is always more work to do and although the funds may not always be there, I will continue to fight for all the communities in Ohio’s 9th Senate District, both big and small.”
Local projects in the bill include:
The Capital Budget, introduced in late February, includes $2.6 billion in funding for capital improvement projects around the state. This includes $150 million for community projects, $168.6 million for mental health and addiction services, $625 million for construction and renovation projects at Ohio's K-12 schools and $30.77 million to serve Ohioans with developmental disabilities, among other critical investments. The bill now goes to the Governor for his signature.