Thursday, March 27, 2014

Rep. Adams Announces Funding for Local Projects

H.B. 497, the capital budget, targets state dollars within communities

State Rep Richard Adams
COLUMBUS—State Representative Richard N. Adams (R-Troy) has announced the Ohio House’s passage of House Bill 497, the state’s capital budget bill, which appropriates funding for local projects within the 80th House District.

The Bradford Rail Museum located in Miami County will receive $275,000 for renovations that will include adding a children’s interactive learning center and resolving a moisture issue. The Bradford Railroad Museum will revitalize the downtown and attract tourism in Bradford.

The Cardinal Center in Gettysburg will receive $75,000 to restore an unused school to offer educational and athletic programs, accommodate community gatherings, and provide space for entrepreneurial activities.

“These two projects in Bradford and Gettysburg represent the kind of state funding investments that will provide a good return. Both projects will be leverage with other funds and the work of community volunteers. Both projects have several components including economic revitalization, entrepreneurial activities and educational programs,” Representative Adams said.

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.

House Bill 497 passed with strong bipartisan support in the House and now awaits consideration by the Ohio Senate.

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