capital budget

keyboard with capital budget key on it
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The deadline has passed for communities throughout the state to submit their requests for Ohio’s capital budget, which is expected sometime near the end of March when Gov. Mike DeWine will deliver his State of the State speech. 

Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) says he expects the state will spend around the same amount on construction projects in this capital budget as it has in the recent past.

Photo of Senators Scott Oelslager and President Larry Obhof
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State lawmakers have introduced their plan to spend more than $2.6 billion on capital improvements throughout Ohio. 

Republican Sen. Scott Oelslager says the new capital budget allows about $600 million for building new schools and around $483 million for colleges and universities. And he says it allocates new spending to deal with Ohio’s opioid crisis.