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Jones Highlight Capital Budget Projects

June 2, 2022
Don Jones News

COLUMBUS –State Representative Don Jones (R-Freeport) today cast his vote in support of the Ohio Capital Budget. House Bill 687 is the state’s two-year, $3.5 billion construction budget.

“I am very happy to see these local projects receive vital funding through the capital budget,” said Jones. “These items will help strengthen our communities and will have a positive impact on our citizens.”

Local projects in the 95th district include: 

  • Belmont County - $850,000 total
    • $375,000 for Belmont Agricultural Center
    • $75,000 for 4-H Camp Piedmont Upgrades
  • Carroll County - $415,000 total
    • $200,000 for Augusta Community Park
    • $75,000 for Monroe Township Park
    • $50,000 for Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum
  • Guernsey County - $1,540,000 total
    • $300,000 for Guernsey Barn & Show Arena at Fairgrounds
  • Harrison County - $400,000 total
    • $110,000 for Sally Buffalo Park Stage
    • $90,000 for Georgetown Hall- Adena
  • Noble County - $355,000 total
    • $250,000 for Noble County Heritage Park
    • $50,000 for Caldwell Race Track Upgrades
  • Washington County - $450,000 total
    • $100,000 for Barker House Stabilization Project
      • $175,000 for Washington County Boys and Girls Club

When we invest in our infrastructure, we support jobs and the economy, and lay the foundation for our future. That’s what the capital bill unveiled today does. Not only does it support schools, colleges, mental health initiatives, and water and sewer projects, it also funds important community projects in our area. This is a good plan that will make a difference.

The bill includes $100 million for school safety grants, which will help public and private schools address local building security needs. 

Other highlights of the bill include: 

  • $600 million for school building construction, renovation and repair through the state’s school facilities program
  • $457 million for colleges and universities 
  • $400 million for the Public Works Commission to help communities with local road, bridge, water and sewer projects
  • $587 million for state parks and nature preserves
  • $50 million for the construction and renovation of county jails. Priority would be given to facilities with the greatest needs, as well as projects that would substantially improve the condition, safety and operational ability of the jail.