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Scherer, Peterson announce introduction of capital budget bill



State Rep. Gary Scherer and State Senator Bob Peterson

COLUMBUS–State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) and State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) announced the projects included in Senate Bill 310–the state’s capital budget bill–which appropriates funding for local projects throughout Ohio and the 92nd House District.

Specifically, Senate Bill 310 invests in the following projects that were requested by Rep. Scherer and Sen. Peterson on behalf of the residents of the district:

  • $1,385,941 for the Fayette County MARCS Tower project
  • $25,000 for the Fayette County Museum
  • $100,000 for the Washington Court House Auditorium
  • $150,000 for the Circleville Memorial Hall
  • $200,000 for the Everts Community and Arts Center
  • $1,000,000 for the Southern Gateway Economic Innovation Development Center
  • $200,000 for the Coppel Soccer Complex improvements
  • $750,000 for phase II of the Majestic Theatre Renovation project

“The projects expected to be funded under this legislation are crucial for the revitalization and economic development of the 92nd House District and the southern region of Ohio,” said Rep. Scherer. “The collaborative process between the state legislature, the administration, and local leaders to accomplish what the capital bill provides for our communities is certainly something to be proud of.”

“I am proud to have worked with local leaders to get these projects funded in the capital bill,” said Senator Peterson. “Our district will benefit from these exciting projects for years to come. I look forward to seeing their completion and use by the public.”

The capital budget focuses on the most pressing needs of state government, schools, and economic development within Ohio’s communities. It is a collaborative process involving state and local leaders, the economic development community, the arts community, and others to provide guidance on local investments, while balancing the state’s need for fiscal restraint and responsibility.

Senate Bill 310 will be first considered in the Senate Finance Committee and upon passage in the Senate will be reviewed in the House Finance Committee. Following passage from both the Senate and House, the bill requires the Governor’s signature for adoption. Funds are contingent upon enactment of Senate Bill 310.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal