Rep. DeVitis Announces House Passage Of Capital Budget Bill
H.B. 497 invests in Summit County, allocates funding for local projects
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State Representative Anthony DeVitis (R-Green) applauded the Ohio House of Representatives’ passage of House Bill 497—the state’s capital budget bill—which appropriates funding for local projects throughout Ohio and the 36th House District

Specifically, House Bill 497 invests in the following projects that were requested by Rep. DeVitis on behalf of the residents of Summit County:

  • $1 million for the University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall, the state’s fourth-largest performing arts provider

  • $750,000 to Summa Regional Health Professions Virtual Care Simulation Lab for renovations and upgrades to lab spaces and mobile unites to increase clinical learning experiences

  • $500,000 to the Nimisila Spillway Replacement Project for the removal and replacement of a secondary spillway at Camp Noah

  • $250,000 to the Hattie Larlham NEO Food Hub and Workforce Development Center to create a food processing center, provide workforce training to clients, and offer processing capabilities for existing gardens and local organic farmers

The capital budget focuses on the most pressing needs of state government, schools, and economic development within Ohio’s communities.  It is a collaborative process involving state and local leaders, the economic development community, the arts community, and others to provide guidance on local investments, while balancing the state’s need for fiscal restraint and responsibility.

House Bill 497 passed by a vote of 89-2 in the House and now awaits consideration by the Ohio Senate.

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