Rep. Ramos Announces Capital Budget Support For Two Important Lorain Projects
State funds to improve food kitchen program, revitalize Palace Theater
May 04, 2016
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State Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) today announced the passage of the 2017 capital budget, or Senate Bill (SB) 310, to provide state support for infrastructure improvements and certain brick-and-mortar construction projects. This bill will provide state funding for two important community projects in Lorain: $150,000 for vital repairs and improvements at the Lorain Palace Theater and Civic Center and $175,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of Lorain County Food Kitchen Program.

“Like so many of us in my local community, I grew up seeing movies and shows at the Palace, and continue to do so today,” said Ramos. “I was honored to have the opportunity to meet with the leadership team at the Palace and receive an official tour of the facility just a few months ago. We witnessed temporary repairs after a very publicized curtain collapse incident and focused on what other improvements must be made. The health of the Palace is absolutely necessary for downtown revitalization and can serve as an anchor to attract more investment, more business and create more jobs.

“Unfortunately, nearly 1 in 4 children in Ohio go hungry,” continued Ramos. “The Boys & Girls Club in Lorain County has done an outstanding job ensuring our children are getting necessary nutrition to life a healthy life. Through SB 310, the food kitchen program will be able to better serve our children and increase accessibility for those in need. I look forward to seeing the positive impact these state dollars will have in the 56th district.”

SB 310 makes capital appropriations for the renovation, reconstruction and construction of capital assets of state agencies, colleges, universities and school districts. It also appropriates funding for a Public Works Commission program to provide grants and loans to local governments for infrastructure projects throughout the state. Additionally, a portion of appropriations in this bill provide funds to support targeted projects of local or regional importance.

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