Ohio Senate Passes Transportation Budget

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Senate passed a transportation budget bill Wednesday that will direct additional funds to local governments for road improvement. 

The $7.8 billion budget sends an additional $48 million in funding over the next two years from the existing motor fuel tax to counties and municipalities to improve local roads. This is above the $124 million proposed by the Kasich Administration. 

"This bill makes critical investments in infrastructure, improving roads and bridges throughout the state of Ohio," said Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina). "The bill also makes improvements in government efficiency and includes key changes to make Ohio a more attractive place to do business."

The bill also reauthorizes the Ohio Bridge Partnership Program, a construction initiative designed to provide resources for county bridge projects. 

The bill unanimously passed in the Senate and now proceeds to the Ohio House of Representatives for concurrence. 

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