- Associated Press - Friday, May 16, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a $600 million bonding plan for improvements and repairs at state facilities and college campuses.

The bonding proposal would authorize $400 million of bonds for repairs and renovations to existing buildings and for new construction at the state mental health hospital in Fulton. An additional $200 million is authorized for repairs and renovations to buildings on college campuses.

House Budget Committee Chairman Rick Streams says the bill provides funding for renovations to the main building that houses the engineering school at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The state budget that lawmakers approved last week authorized $38.5 million for that project.

House members approved the bonding measure 115-18 on Friday. It passed the Senate 25-6 last month.

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Bonding bill is SB723.

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Senate: http://www.senate.mo.gov