Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Rep. Richard Adams Applauds House Passage of Capital Appropriation Bill

H.B. 482 includes funding for Miami County projects

COLUMBUS—State Representative Richard Adams (R-79th District) has announced the bipartisan passage of House Bill 482 from the Ohio House of Representatives. House Bill 482 makes capital appropriations totaling more than $1.7 billion for the fiscal year 2013-2014 biennium while also making other changes that impact the operation of state programs.

The capital budget invests $400 million in Ohio universities, demonstrating that education is a priority for the Ohio House. Locally, the legislation appropriates more than $1 million to Edison Community College for various repair and improvement projects.

Specifically, $310,000 will be used to replace the windows of West Hall on the Piqua main campus, $150,000 will be used to replace the roof of North Hall on the Piqua main campus, $300,000 will be used for parking lot expansion, $270,000 will be used for projects to improve access, and $140,000 will be used for information technology upgrades.

“As a state-supported community college, these projects represent a good investment of state dollars in quality education programming,” said Representative Adams. “They will ensure that the Edison Community College buildings remain in a state of good repair, include energy conservation features, and benefit from information technology upgrades.”

House Bill 482 will now be sent to the Ohio Senate for further consideration and debate.

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