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Capital Budget Doles Out $2.6 Billion For Projects

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The budget also provides money for improvements to higher education institutions, including the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University and Kent State University.

Gov. John Kasich has signed a $2.6 billion capital budget bill that includes funding for public works, community and school projects over the next two years.

The budget signed into law on Tuesday provides $650 million for K-12 schools and $500 million for public works projects. The state Department of Rehabilitation and Correction received $150 million. Community projects received $160 million.

The budget provides money for improvements to higher education institutions, including the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University and Kent State University.

The borrowing package holds $14 million for a new Lucas County Correctional Treatment Facility.

The budget also holds $12 million for upgrades to the Department of Veterans Services home in Sandusky.