Missouri House Passes Capital Improvements Plan

5 years 11 months 2 days ago Friday, May 02 2014 May 2, 2014 Friday, May 02, 2014 3:55:00 AM CDT May 02, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri House has passed a budget plan for various projects around the state, including new college buildings and seed money for a possible Republican National Convention.

The House voted 137-9 on Thursday to send the measure to the Senate. The spending plan includes $38 million for a new engineering facility at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

It also includes funding for new voting machines and campus projects where costs are split evenly between the state and school.

Democrats criticized the bill because it includes $4 million for a Missouri city to host a national political party convention. Kansas City is a finalist to host the Republican gathering in 2016.

Lawmakers have until May 9 to pass all budget-related bills.

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