COLUMBUS– State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) yesterday announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill (HB) 597, which reappropriates over $2 billion in capital funds for the FY 2023-24 biennium.
“I am happy to report that the prior funding approved for the projects listed will continue the partnership between the State of Ohio and our local communities. It is my hope that this partnership will strengthen as we continue with the 2022 capital budget process,” said Rep. Hicks-Hudson.
HB 597 includes reappropriations for 19 capital projects in Lucas County, including:
· $125,000 for the Mercy College of Ohio Physician’s Assistant Program
· $15,000 for Green Township Fire & EMS Department CPR training
· $100,000 for the City of Sylvania SOMO Project
· $50,000 for Keener Park Renovations/ Pickleball Courts
· $150,000 for the Parker Square and Memorial Park Improvements Project
· $200,000 to Sylvania Burnham Park Upgrade/Plummer Pool Renovations
· $800,000 for the Toledo Zoo Entry Complex and Tiger & Bear Exhibit
· $400,000 to the Downtown Toledo Music Hall
· $1,000,000 for the Jeep Museum
· $300,000 for the National Museum of the Great Lakes Expansion
· $100,000 to the Polish Cultural Center
· $250,000 for Tam O'Shanter Renovations
· $75,000 to the African- American Legacy Project
· $200,000 for the Mercy College Learning Commons
· $250,000 for PROMEDICA Transitional Senior Housing
· $125,000 for the Lourdes University Campus Gateway
· $100,000 to the Mosaic Lodge Community Center
· $200,000 for the YWCA OF NW OHIO building renovations
· $50,000 to The University of Toledo
HB 597 was passed unanimously in the House and now heads to the Senate for further consideration.