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Hicks-Hudson announces over $270,000 in state support for Lucas County organizations

Lawmaker says funds will support infrastructure improvements, workforce training programs
May 21, 2019
Paula Hicks-Hudson News

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today announced the release of $270,694 in state funding to support local infrastructure improvements and the University of Toledo’s workforce based training and equipment project. 

“I am pleased to see the state invest in our Toledo community by supporting necessary infrastructure improvements and job training programs to help build the next generation of business leaders,” said Hicks-Hudson. “I will continue to advocate for more quality opportunities for Northwest Ohioans while serving you in the Statehouse.”

The release of state funds were approved for the following projects:

—$65,075 for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to conduct high voltage electrical repairs at the Toledo Correctional Institution.

—$66,869 for the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) to renovate and replace the roof system on the administrative building at the Northwest Ohio Developmental Center in Lucas County.

—$138,750 for the University of Toledo to purchase equipment to support regional workforce and educational training in the automotive, aerospace and biomedical industries. The funding provided will directly impact the capacity and capability of the institution to service students to support the needs of regional businesses.

The funds were approved at Monday’s meeting of the state Controlling Board, a bipartisan panel that oversees state spending.