Plans to rebuild the state's major facility for the mentally ill were stalled in a filibuster.
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Plans to rebuild the state's major facility for the mentally ill were stalled in a filibuster.

Date: March 4, 2014
By: Jessica Mensch
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB 723

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Plans to rebuild the state's major facility for the mentally ill were stalled in a filibuster.
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Wrap: Senator Mike Parson's bill would authorize bonds to repair and rebuild the Fulton State Hospital, along with existing state buildings.

Parson said these repairs have been neglected for too long.

Opponent John Lamping said the state shouldn't borrow any money for these repairs.

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Run Time:  00:09
Description: "Right the check, pay for the buildings, move on. And then commit to budgeting appropriately."
                       

The filibuster succeeded in delaying the bill to be discussed at a later date.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jessica Mensch.

Intro: 
Plans to repair the state's deteriorating mental health facility were stalled in a filibuster.
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Senator Mike Parson's bill would fund repairs for the Fulton State Hospital and other state buildings through bonds.

Parson said these repairs can't be ignored.

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Run Time:  00:07
Description: "These are things that need to be done, should be done, for the long-term of the state of Missouri. And we should do our part to preserve that."

Senate opponents delayed discussion on the bill through a filibuster, because they said the state shouldn't borrow more money that would have to be paid back by future generations of Missourians.

The filibuster succeeded in delaying discussion of the bill.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jessica Mensch.


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