COLUMBUS – State Representative Daniel P. Troy (D-Willowick) announced the passage of the capital budget, House Bill (HB) 687, by the Ohio House of Representatives. The capital budget appropriates resources for state-owned infrastructure, colleges, universities, school districts and various community projects. The capital budget is typically passed every two years. This year’s budget appropriates over $3.5 billion to state and higher education facilities across Ohio, with $191 million allocated to community projects.
“After meeting with community leaders and organizations across Lake County, I am proud to have worked alongside my fellow House Finance Committee members to secure funding for many local projects. While we didn't receive funding for every requested, yet still important, project in Lake County, I will continue working with the other side of the aisle to bring federal and state dollars back to the district,” said Rep. Troy.
Rep. Troy helped to secure $3.5 million in funding for a number of community projects, including:
$750,000 for the University Hospitals Perrico Health Center Rainbow Babies and Children Clinic in Willoughby;
$500,000 for the Alliance for Working Together (AWT) Northeast Ohio Training Center in Mentor;
$450,000 for the Mentor Marsh Observation Tower in Mentor;
$400,000 for the Lake Erie Shoreline Trail and Revetment Wall along the Painesville Lake Erie shore;
$400,000 for the Helen Rockwell Morley Memorial Music Building Renovations at Lake Erie College in Painesville;
$350,000 for the Fairport Harbor Marina Boat Launch in Fairport Harbor;
$300,000 for the Chagrin River Trail in Willoughby;
$200,000 for a new amphitheater proposed in downtown Painesville;
$100,000 for the Painesville Kiwanis Recreation Park to fund a proposed splash pad;
$50,000 for the Fine Arts Education and Performing Arts Center in Willoughby.
After later passing the Ohio Senate, the capital budget now moves to the Governor’s desk for final approval.