Abandoned industrial sites will be cleaned up, parks and trails will be developed and high-tech industries will be supported with $360 million in state stimulus dollars under a plan passed unanimously Wednesday by the Ohio Senate.
The plan, which depends on $360 million held back from the $1.57 billion jobs stimulus bill passed by the previous General Assembly, was sponsored by State Sen. Jim Hughes, a Columbus Republican.
"These are funding priorities and revenue sources on which Democrats and Republicans agreed would provide the best opportunities for economic growth in Ohio," said Hughes in a release.
The plan puts $60 million toward redeveloping abandoned industrial sites, $60 million toward new parks and trails, $90 million toward supporting high-tech medical industries, $50 million toward the logistics and distribution industry as well as $100 million for an internship program linking Ohio's brightest students with Ohio employers. More...
$100 Million to link students with employers, that due to the economy and Ohio's ridiculous tax burden, are firing people left & right? Brilliant!?!
This shows an (R) behind someone's name can stand for Retard, the same as a (D) stands for dumb ass.