Nixon signs off on plans for more than $300 million in bonding for state building repairs



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JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has approved a plan for more than $300 million in bonds to repair state-owned buildings and college campuses.

Nixon on Friday signed the package of bills, which includes plans for repairs and renovations to the state's seven veterans' homes.

He announced his approval at a state veterans' convention in Springfield.

Bonds would pay for projects including about $160 million in repairs and renovations for public colleges and universities.

More than $150 million is slated to go to repair state buildings, including veterans' homes. Roughly $40 million of that is going toward repairs at the aging Capitol, and $35 million will be used to transform the Missouri Department of Transportation headquarters into a space for some legislative and executive branch employees.

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This story has been corrected to show more than $150 million in bonds are planned for state-owned building repairs and renovations, not about $140 million.

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