Budget bills include Mid-Missouri projects

Mid-Missouri will see a number of projects after Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday signed three of the budget bills lawmakers passed a month ago.

Lincoln University will get $4,039,140 for electrical, mechanical, plumbing system and roof repairs on campus buildings.

The State Technical College of Missouri, Linn, will see $1,071,984 for parking lot repairs and door and window replacements.

Also, both schools are authorized to use some of the money for foundation repairs and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) repairs.

One of the three bills Nixon signed in Springfield on Friday re-appropriates money lawmakers originally passed last year, including:

• $198 million total for the new Fulton State Hospital, which Nixon helped break ground for last week.

• $50 million for renovations and repairs to the Capitol and other buildings in the Capitol Complex, including stonework and window repairs.

• $500,000 to renovate House hearing room spaces in the Capitol.

• $4.140 million for replacing the Highway Patrol's garage at the Troop F headquarters in eastern Jefferson City, which was destroyed along with several vehicles by an early morning fire on April 8, 2014.

• $2,445,851 for maintenance and repairs in the attorney general's portion of the Broadway State Office Building.

• $1,473,719 for building repairs and electrical replacements at the Missouri Lottery Commission headquarters in southern Jefferson City.