COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) applauds the passage of HB 687 by the Ohio House of Representatives. Legislation making Capital Appropriations for the Biennium which includes funding for a variety of local projects across Ohio.
“This state Capital Budget repairs and improves our aging infrastructure and invests in our communities,” said Gross. “Included in the state Capital Budget is the Intel Capital investment, which will create 3,000 high-tech, high-wage Intel jobs, and 7,000 construction jobs over the course of the build.” The Intel Capital investment includes numerous tax law changes and other incentives for the planned Intel plant in Licking County.
State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) looks forward to seeing not only how her constituents will benefit from HB 687, but how Ohio will prosper as well.
Gross highlights Butler County projects:
- $300,000, Harbin Park ADA-Accessible Play Area & Splash Pad - Fairfield
- $500,000, UC Health GME Family Medicine Center – West Chester
- $500,000, National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting – West Chester
- $70,000, Voice of America MetroPark Tylersville Road Entrance – West Chester
- $100,000, Fairfield Township Veterans Memorial Project – Fairfield Township
- $70,000, Wilhelmina Park Trail and Shelter project – Liberty Township
- $300,000, Robert (Sonny) Hill Community Center Expansion and Redevelopment Project - Middletown
- $200,000, Great Miami River Trail – “Lookout Point” Project – Monroe
Additionally, Representative Gross supports strong efforts in this budget to secure our schools to assure increased student safety.
Statewide highlights include:
- $100 million for school safety grants
- $600 million for school building construction, renovation and repair
- $457 million for colleges and universities
- $400 million for the Public Works Commission to assist with local projects
- $587 million for state parks and nature preserves
- $50 million for the construction and renovation of county jails.
The Capital Budget Bill was concurred on by the Senate. HB 687 now heads to the Governor’s desk.