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Gov. Jay Nixon addresses a crowded Fulton State Hospital canteen amid a backdrop of the mental health facility’s historic campus Monday. Nixon announced that he was releasing the remaining $11 million in state funds needed for planning and designing a new Fulton State Hospital and his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015 would recommend issuing bonds to cover the remainder of the $211 million project.

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Nixon announces proposal for new facilities at Fulton State Hospital

In a press conference Monday at Fulton State Hospital’s Administration Building, Gov. Jay Nixon announced his proposal to build a new high-security psychiatric facility at the aging Biggs and Guhleman forensic centers.

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