Ohio Senate OKs effort to renew public works program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State senators have passed a
resolution to renew a public works program that funds improvements to
Ohio roads, bridges and other local infrastructure needs.
The resolution would ask voters to approve a 10-year renewal of the State Capital Improvement Program.

The
proposal would increase the bond funding levels to $175 million
annually for the first five years and then $200 million each year for
the remaining five years.
Supporters hope the measure will clear
the Legislature by the end of this month, so it can appear before voters
on May ballots. Voters previously approved the program in 1987, 1995
and 2005.
A Democratic amendment to authorize additional money for
the program failed to gain Senate support. But the measure passed on a
31-0 vote and now goes to the House.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State senators have passed a
resolution to renew a public works program that funds improvements to
Ohio roads, bridges and other local infrastructure needs.
The resolution would ask voters to approve a 10-year renewal of the State Capital Improvement Program.

The
proposal would increase the bond funding levels to $175 million
annually for the first five years and then $200 million each year for
the remaining five years.
Supporters hope the measure will clear
the Legislature by the end of this month, so it can appear before voters
on May ballots. Voters previously approved the program in 1987, 1995
and 2005.
A Democratic amendment to authorize additional money for
the program failed to gain Senate support. But the measure passed on a
31-0 vote and now goes to the House.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights
reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or
redistributed.