$2.4 billion capital bill clears Ohio Legislature

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A nearly $2.4 billion state
construction budget that funds an array of community, school and park
projects has cleared the Ohio Legislature.
The Senate approved the bill on a 30-1 vote. Gov. John Kasich signed it late Tuesday.
The
proposal directs $675 million toward primary and secondary schools and
roughly $455 million toward public colleges and universities for repairs
and new buildings.
Local road, bridge, sewer and other
infrastructure projects would get $369 million. Another $574 million
goes for maintenance, renovation and other projects at state-owned
facilities, including parks and prisons. An additional $100 million goes
to the Clean Ohio preservation program.
The proposal includes about $160 million in community projects.
Kasich’s administration estimates that projects funded under the bill would create 31,000 jobs over
several years.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A nearly $2.4 billion state
construction budget that funds an array of community, school and park
projects has cleared the Ohio Legislature.
The Senate approved the bill on a 30-1 vote. Gov. John Kasich signed it late Tuesday.
The
proposal directs $675 million toward primary and secondary schools and
roughly $455 million toward public colleges and universities for repairs
and new buildings.
Local road, bridge, sewer and other
infrastructure projects would get $369 million. Another $574 million
goes for maintenance, renovation and other projects at state-owned
facilities, including parks and prisons. An additional $100 million goes
to the Clean Ohio preservation program.
The proposal includes about $160 million in community projects.
Kasich’s administration estimates that projects funded under the bill would create 31,000 jobs over
several years.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights
reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or
redistributed.