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State budget package includes Fulton Hospital funding

Lawmakers approve plan to sell bonds, repay them over 25 years

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Lawmakers embrace plan for Fulton hospital project

Missouri legislative budget leaders have embraced a financing plan for a new facility on the Fulton State Hospital campus.

Lawmakers rewrite Missouri's criminal code

Governor will have 15 days to sign or veto the bill after he gets it early next week.

Lawmaker accuses Ameren of hurting schools with assessment complaints

A state lawmaker thinks Ameren Missouri’s complaint about assessed property values will hurt schools and county governments.

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Designer picked for new Fulton State Hospital

Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday that the state has selected design firm Parsons Brinckerhoff to plan and design a new Fulton State Hospital.

Hearing set for restraining order request in same-sex tax returns case

Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem will hear arguments next Thursday afternoon on the request that he issue a restraining order in the same-sex tax returns case.

Auditor says improvements needed in controversial tax credits program

Less than half of tax credits money pays for housing construction

Nixon releases capital improvements money

Released money includes Capitol repairs

New Fulton State Hospital funding plan to be unveiled

Legislative plan expected to have shorter timeline, lower interest costs

House Budget Chairman Rick Stream plans to unveil Monday an alternative funding proposal to rebuild Fulton State Hospital (FSH), which he says will protect taxpayers and finish the project on a similar timeline as Gov. Jay Nixon’s bonding proposal.

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Nixon, Barnes add voices to mental health rally

Less than a day after a House budget committee voted to strip funding for Fulton State Hospital from the supplemental budget, Gov. Jay Nixon, lawmakers and Missourians rallied Wednesday at the Capitol for the expansion of mental health services in the state.

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New Fulton hospital will save millions

State faces unexpected costs if facility isn’t built

If the state doesn’t rebuild Fulton State Hospital over the next 10 years, the sate will incur substantial additional costs, state Budget Director Linda Luebbering testified Wednesday at a House budget committee hearing.

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Representative Jeanie Riddle cautiously optimistic about funding for Fulton State Hospital

Rep. Jeanie Riddle, R-Mokane, said she’s glad Gov. Jay Nixon addressed the funding needs of Fulton State Hospital in his State of the State address Tuesday, but she’s still concerned that the funding won’t be there.

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Missouri carries out 2nd execution in 3 weeks

Allen Nicklasson put to death for killing kindly businessman near Kingdom City

Allen Nicklasson, who was executed Wednesday, once recalled the "euphoria" he felt after fatally shooting a kindly businessman who stopped to help Nicklasson near Kingdom City in 1994.

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Missouri executes man for 1994 good Samaritan death

Missouri executed Allen Nicklasson on Wednesday night for killing a good Samaritan who stopped to help him and his friends after their car stalled on I-70 near Kingdom City in 1994.

Mo. waits on high court as it preps for execution

Death row inmate killed Good Samaritan near Kingdom City in 1994

The state of Missouri waited for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule Wednesday on whether it could execute death row inmate Allen Nicklasson, condemned for the killing of a Good Samaritan who stopped to help him and two friends who were stranded on the side of the road.