Recently, the Ohio House of Representatives has been hard at work with the capital budget, which serves as an opportunity for many of our local improvement projects to receive money from the state. Through this process, I have had the opportunity to listen to the needs of our local community, and assist various organizations in applying for funding for their important projects.

These capital budget requests are submitted in order to receive funding that will strengthen our neighborhoods throughout the 51st House district, and Butler County as a whole. I feel blessed that Ohio is able to help our community in this way due to our state’s good financial standing. As a legislator who has worked to enact fiscally conservative policies for the state, it provides us with the opportunity to focus our funding efforts on the local communities that make Ohio great.

In the last capital budget, the 51st House District was the recipient of several sizable appropriations, including $500,000 for the Career Development in Bioscience project at Cincinnati State Technical College. Miami University was also able to fund their project with The Mill, a small business incubator, by receiving a $100,000 allocation. Additionally, the Department of Natural Resources was able to continue their work on the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park project with a $40,000 appropriation, and the Fitton Center for Creative Arts was also granted $100,000 for their improvement project.

Through the wide range of projects that we were able to fund in the last capital budget, we have been able to promote higher education, grow local businesses, create jobs, and much more. The capital budget requests have allowed our local improvement projects to succeed, which is why I am looking forward to seeing what other projects can benefit from the upcoming capital budget.

The capital budget allows us to construct or update our much needed facilities, and enables us to help our local community projects in any way we can. Throughout this process I have had the opportunity to work tirelessly with many people in our district who have big plans for our community’s future. It is our job to help our community continue to grow and prosper for generations to come, and I am pleased to help facilitate that through this capital budget process.

As always, I welcome any feedback you may have on Ohio’s capital budget, or any issues facing Ohio. Please do not hesitate to contact me at (614) 644-6721 or

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