Lawmakers approve plan to sell bonds, repay them over 25 years
Missouri legislative budget leaders have embraced a financing plan for a new facility on the Fulton State Hospital campus.
Governor will have 15 days to sign or veto the bill after he gets it early next week.
A state lawmaker thinks Ameren Missouri’s complaint about assessed property values will hurt schools and county governments.
Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday that the state has selected design firm Parsons Brinckerhoff to plan and design a new Fulton State Hospital.
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.
Less than half of tax credits money pays for housing construction
Released money includes Capitol repairs
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.