Rep. Smith And Senator Peterson Announces Introduction Of Capital Budget Bill
S.B. 310 invests in the 93rd House District, supporting local projects
April 12, 2016
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State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) and State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) today announced the projects included in Senate Bill 310—the state’s capital budget bill—which appropriates funding for local projects throughout Ohio and the 93rd House District.

Specifically, Senate Bill 310 invests in the following projects that were requested by Rep. Smith and Sen. Peterson on behalf of the residents of the district:
• $500,000 for the Bidwell/Ohio State University livestock processing facility
• $300,000 for construction of a burn building for an area fire training center in Wellston
• $200,000 for Ohio University Proctorville recreational renovations
• $400,000 for land acquisition for the Rio Grande Community College McArthur Center 
• $150,000 to provide upgrades to the Gallipolis City Park
• $1,671,077 for future development of the Rio Grande Community College Jackson Center
• $1,000,000 for construction of a wellness facility, including 3 pools, in South Point
• $200,000 for general repairs to the Ariel Theatre in Gallipolis
• $300,000 to upgrade the Chesapeake Community Building
• $100,000 for restoration of the Oak Hill Liberty Theatre
• $100,000 to create a new, full service health station in Gallipolis
• $250,000 to study the reindustrialization of the US Department of Energy PORTS facility, whose primary labor market includes Jackson County 

“There are exciting projects developing in the 93rd District and I am pleased that several of those projects were included in this bill,” said Rep. Smith. “These projects will provide educational opportunities, increase recreational access, and encourage economic development. I am thankful for the efforts of folks locally that began the drive to get these projects started and I expect that these funds will help us cross the goal line.”

"I am proud to have worked with local leaders to get these projects funded in the Capital Bill" said Senator Peterson. "Our district will benefit from these exciting projects for years to come.  I look forward to seeing their completion and use by the public."

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.

Senate Bill 310 will be first considered in the Senate Finance Committee and upon passage in the Senate will be reviewed in the House Finance Committee. Following passage from both the Senate and House, the bill requires the Governor’s signature for adoption. Funds are contingent upon enactment of Senate Bill 310.

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