Gov. Kasich Voices Support For $1.8 Billion Infrastructure Funding

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Ohio Governor John Kasich voiced his report today for an initiative that would spend $1.875 billion over 10 years on Ohio infrastructure.

Voters will ultimately decide if the money will be provided to the Ohio Public Works Commission, which has already been renewed twice since funding began in 1987.

Kasich was joined by state and local legislatures to support the funding which will go toward maintaining roads, bridges, sewers and other forms of infrastructure.  

He called the funding a "rainy day fund," comparing it to a child's piggy bank.

"This is a great project. Everybody will campaign for it. Hopefully the voters will approve it and we will continue to rebuild the great state of Ohio," Kasich said.

Caleigh Bourgeois is a fellow in Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism Statehouse News Bureau. Follow her on Twitter @caleighreports.