COLUMBUS—State Senator Steve Wilson (R-Maineville) this week announced the introduction of the state's Capital Budget, a $2.6 billion investment in Ohio's infrastructure and local community projects.
Historically, the General Assembly enacts a capital budget every even-numbered year, and the bill funds needed improvements to public services and facilities across the state, including (but not limited to) schools, roads and bridges, waterways and parks. The identical bills introduced today in each chamber also makes significant increases the capital investment in mental health and addiction services facilities.
“The Capital Budget provides valuable resources that help keep our state and communities strong,” said Wilson. “These investments will continue to support economic development and job creation across Ohio."
The proposed bill includes state funding for a number of projects in Warren, Hamilton and Butler counties including $500,000 to build a new Warren County Drug Task Force Headquarters, $400,000 allotted to the Mason Common Ground Park for children and adults with disabilities and $100,000 to the Village of Fairfax for needed renovations to Ziegler Park.
For a full list of community projects by county, click here.
Supporting Ohio's Schools
Supporting Ohio's Infrastructure
Supporting Ohioans in Need
Supporting Ohio's Communities
The companion bills were introduced 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. Senate hearings begin Today at 2:30 p.m. in the Senate 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/.