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Stevens Supports Capital Funding to Local Communities

COLUMBUS – State Representative Shawn Stevens (R-Sunbury) has supported the passing of House Bill 687, the state’s two-year, $3.5 billion construction budget for capital projects.

The legislation will also make appropriations that will fund the following 68th House District projects:

·         The Knox County Regional Airport will receive $150,000 to continue airport improvements;

·         Know County will receive $500,000 to build a new multi-purpose expo center at the county fairgrounds;

·         The City of Mount Vernon will receive $14,000 for the Kokosing Gap Trial improvements;

·         $18,000 will be used to make improvements to the Zuck Riparian Preserve Trail;

·         Galena will receive $350,000 to replace playground equipment at the Project Playground;

·         The City of Westerville will receive $300,000 for the construction of the Edge Adventure Park.

“When I was appointed in March, I promised my constituents that I would deliver tangible results to the district,” said Stevens. “Voting for the budget I make good on that promise by returning over a million dollars in investments to our hard working taxpayers in Delaware and Knox counties.”

The bill includes $100 million for school safety grants, which will help public and private schools address local building security needs, $600 million for public school building construction, renovation and repairs and $400 million for the Public Works Commission to help communities with local road, bridge and water projects.

The legislation was also passed by the Ohio Senate Wednesday and will now head to the governor for his consideration.

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