Rep. Landis And Senator Hottinger Announce Introduction Of Bill To Fund Community Improvement Projects
SB 310 invests in Ohio's communities, encourages economic development
April 14, 2016
 
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State Representative Al Landis (R-Dover) and State Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) today announced that a bill to fund community improvement projects was introduced in the state legislature.


Senate Bill 310, also known as the capital budget bill, invests a total of nearly $2.6 billion in funding across Ohio for priorities like infrastructure, workforce development and the arts. The most significant portion of the funding goes toward supporting repairs and renovations at primary and secondary education facilities through the Ohio School Facilities Commission.


A significant part of the funding goes toward higher education needs, such as for facility maintenance and learning programs.


The capital budget’s investments are consistent with the legislature’s commitment of fiscal responsibility and a stronger, more competitive economic climate.


The original version of the bill includes significant projects for Tuscarawas County.


Local projects that are slated to receive funding are the Culinary and Cultural Arts Center of Tuscarawas County and the Village of Zoar’s Bicentennial project.


“I am pleased that we are able to bring over $500,000 in funding into Tuscarawas County for these projects,” said Rep. Landis. “This is a direct result of teamwork at the local and state level, working closely with county commissioners and Senator Hottinger.”


“The community really came together and made Tuscarawas’ Culinary and Cultural Arts Center a top priority,” said Senator Hottinger. “I was happy to work with Rep. Landis here at the statehouse, and I am pleased that our collaboration was able to ensure such a large amount of funding has been appropriated to the county.”


The capital budget is the product of close collaboration between Governor John Kasich, state agencies, presidents of Ohio’s colleges and universities, local leaders, legislative members and leaders, members of the economic development community, and others within Ohio’s communities.

 
 
 
  
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