COLUMBUS—State Senator Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) today announced the introduction of the state's Capital Budget, a $2.6 billion investment in Ohio's infrastructure and local community projects. 
Historically, the General Assembly enacts a capital budget every even-numbered year, and the bill funds needed improvements to public services and facilities across the state, including (but not limited to) schools, roads and bridges, waterways and parks. The identical bills introduced today in each chamber also increase the capital investment in mental health and addiction services facilities.
“This Capital Budget invests in projects that will increase the quality of life and boost economic development across Northeast Ohio, made possible by responsible budgeting year after year,” said Senator Manning. “These investments allow our state to focus resources on funding for opioid, mental health and addiction services, crucial infrastructure and local economic development projects." 

The proposed bill allocates $3.11 million in state funds for projects in the 13th Senate District, supporting Ohio's infrastructure, providing recovery services to those battling addiction and mental health challenges and community economic development projects. 

Supporting Ohioans in Need
  • Nearly $222 million will be invested in critical health and human services funding for youth services, developmental disabilities, mental health, addiction treatment and women’s health initiatives, over double the amount spent in the last capital budget, allowing for $500,000 to be secured for the Lorain County Recovery One Center.
  • This includes $20 million for new opioid community resiliency projects. 

Supporting Ohio's Schools

  • $600 million will be invested in local school construction, including repairs, renovations and maintenance for primary and secondary facilities.
  • Over $483 million will be invested in projects supporting Ohio’s 37 public colleges and universities.

Supporting Ohio's Infrastructure

  • $514 million will go to local infrastructure projects through the Public Works Commission, including local roads, bridges, water-supply systems, storm sewers and wastewater systems. 
  • This includes $100 million to support the Clean Ohio program, which funds the preservation of green space, farmland, open spaces and expanded recreational opportunities.
  • Over $234 million for the maintenance and preservation of Ohio’s dams, parks, trails, waterways and wildlife.
  • Among these investments were $33,000 to support the maintenance of Monroeville’s Clark Park North Coast Inland Trail Connection and $1,000,000 for the Mill Creek Conservation and Flood Control.

Supporting Ohio's Communities

  • Nearly $150 million will be used for economic development and cultural projects of local and regional importance to boost growth and increase opportunities throughout the state, in addition to supporting the healthcare projects above. This includes a $65,000 investment for the restoration of the LaGrange Township Fire Station.
  • A full list of local projects by county and agency will be available online at by the time the Senate and House Finance committees meet on Tuesday, February 27.

The companion bills were introduced today in the Ohio Senate as Senate Bill 266 and in the Ohio House as House Bill 529 and are available for review at Hearings begin Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Senate Finance Committee and 11:00 a.m. in the House Finance Committee and will be broadcast live by The Ohio Channel and streamed at and  

For more information on the Capital Budget bill process, visit


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