Kasich Unveils $2.4B Construction Budget For Ohio

Governor Kasich has unveiled a multi-billion dollar state construction budget to fund a number of school, park and prison projects.(Photo: Flickr: Betsy Jean)
Governor Kasich has unveiled a multi-billion dollar state construction budget to fund a number of school, park and prison projects.(Photo: Flickr: Betsy Jean)

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has unveiled a nearly $2.4 billion state construction budget to fund a host of community, school, park and prison projects.

Kasich and state legislative leaders introduced the spending blueprint Tuesday. Quick action on the bill is expected.

The bill directs $675 million toward primary and secondary schools and $450 million toward public colleges and universities for repairs, renovations and new buildings.

Another $574 million goes for maintenance, renovation and cost-saving projects at state-owned facilities, including parks and prisons.

Local road, bridge, sewer and other infrastructure projects would receive $369 million, with an additional $100 million going to the Clean Ohio green space preservation program.

The administration estimates projects funded under the bill would create 31,000 jobs over several years.

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  • disqus_Rrj1iJCDh1

    And zero goes to mass rail transit, which is the only hope for the future as the population explodes in our polluted world. Why is no one planning for when the highways can no longer handle everyone driving a car?