Rep. LaTourette Votes To Send Community Improvement Legislation To Governor
SB 310 invests in Ohio's communities, encourages economic development

During today’s session, Representative Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) voted in support of Senate Bill 310, legislation that helps fund various community improvement projects around the state. Having cleared both legislative chambers, the bill now awaits final consideration by Governor John Kasich.

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. A considerable portion of the funding is allocated to repairs and renovations at primary and secondary education facilities through the Ohio School Facilities Commission.

“I am very pleased to see the 76th district well-represented in the capital budget,” Representative LaTourette stated.  “The diversity of projects included from our district will enhance the quality of life in northeast Ohio – promoting the arts, improving health, investing in infrastructure, and honoring our heritage. I am excited that these deserving projects will receive the funding necessary to continue to play a vital role in our local economy and culture.”

The final version of the bill includes the following projects in Geauga and Portage Counties:

• The Geauga Lyric Theater Guild
• Ravenwood Mental Health Facility Expansion
• Garrettsville Buckeye Block Community Theatre
• Historic Hiram Hayden Auditorium
• Mantua Township Historic Bell Tower
• Windham Veterans Memorial

In addition, part of the funding allocated by this legislation goes toward higher education needs, such as facility maintenance and learning programs.

SB 310 passed the Senate on April 20th and subsequently went through several House hearings. It is expected to be signed into law by Governor Kasich.

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