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ASCE Ohio Council Supports “Restore Ohio” Bill

ASCE’s Ohio Council sent a letter of support to State Representative John Rogers (D- Mentor-on-the-Lake) for his sponsorship of HB 492 also known as “Restore Ohio”. This bill will use $1 billion of the State’s rainy-day fund to accelerate and increase Ohio’s ability to maintain, restore, and expand infrastructure throughout the state. It is expected that this investment will lead to improved industrial competitiveness, reduce costs for drivers and enhance services for all Ohio residents that are served by water, sewer, drainage, power, and other utility systems.  The letter was co-signed by President of the Ohio Council, Keith Aschemeier, P.E., and Federal Advocacy Captain, Jim Pajk, P.E. Additionally, ASCE Member Brooks Vogel, P.E. participated in a press conference to help frame the importance of infrastructure investment in the context of grades given in both the National and Ohio Report Cards.