Two-Year State Buildings Budget Proposal for Ohio Announced

Senators Scott Oelslager & Larry Obhof meet with reporters

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- Ohio schools will get the lion's share of a proposed two-year capital improvements budget just announced by two state senators.

$600-million will be invested in local schools construction, including repairs, renovations and maintenance. $483-million will be invested in projects supporting Ohio's 37 public colleges and universities, according to the Senate Republican Caucus communications department.Other monies include $514-million for public works, like roads, bridges, water and sewer systems. $100 million to support the Clean Ohio program. It funds the preservation of green space, farmland, open spaces and expanded recreational opportunities. Over $234 million will go for maintenance and preservation of dams, parks, trails and waterways.

Nearly $222 million will be invested into health and human services funding for youth services, developmental disabilities, addiction treatment and women's health. $20 million is in there for new opioid community resiliency projects.

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