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$2.4 billion construction budget clears Ohio House

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio House has passed a nearly $2.4 billion state construction budget that funds a host of community, school, park and prison projects.

It now goes to the Senate, where a committee started hearings on Wednesday.

The proposal directs $675 million toward primary and secondary schools and $450 million toward public colleges and universities for repairs, renovations and new buildings.

Another $574 million goes for maintenance, renovation and cost-saving projects at state-owned facilities, including parks and prisons.

Local road, bridge, sewer and other infrastructure projects would get $369 million. An additional $100 million goes to the Clean Ohio green space preservation program.

Gov. John Kasich's administration estimates that projects funded under the bill would create 31,000 jobs over several years.

Click here for a breakdown of local projects affected by the budget.

Ohio Capital Budget: http://obm.ohio.gov/sectionpages/budget/capital.aspx

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