COLUMBUS – State Representative Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) announced the passage of the capital budget, House Bill (HB) 687, by the Ohio House of Representatives. The capital budget appropriates resources to state owned infrastructure, colleges, universities and school districts, as well as other community projects. The capital budget is typically passed every 2 years, with this year’s budget appropriating over $3.5 billion to counties across Ohio, $191 million of that being allocated to community projects.
“I’m proud to work in a bipartisan way to secure critical dollars for organizations in the Northeast Ohio region. This funding will support community projects that will benefit families throughout the 37th district and all of Summit County,” said Rep. Weinstein.
Rep. Weinstien helped to secure $3.6 million in funding for a number of community projects, including:
$250,000 for Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio STEM Center of Excellence;
$500,000 for the Akron Art Museum Center for Creative Learning;
$100,000 for the Akron Zoo Animal Housing Project;
$250,000 for CHC Addiction Services Adult Residential Center Improvements;
$500,000 for Cranz Farm Inn at Hale Farm and Village;
$100,000 for the Kol Israel Foundation Holocaust Memorial;
$900,000 for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History;
$500,000 for Stan Hywet Hall and Garden;
$500,000 for the International Soap Box Derby.
The capital budget now heads to the Governor’s desk for approval.