Ohio has spent billions on school buildings over the past 20 years, but U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and local school officials say it hasn’t been enough. Between state funding caps, diversions to charter schools and other issues, the Columbus City School District has scores of buildings in need of renovation, they said.

Brown, a Democrat, was at the Columbus Alternative High School in North Linden on Monday to promote his School Building Improvement Act of 2017, which would provide $100 billion over 10 years for school construction across the country. It also would require that the work use American-made construction materials.