fulton state hospital http://kbia.org en Design firm picked for Fulton State Hospital http://kbia.org/post/design-firm-picked-fulton-state-hospital <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri officials have selected a company to design plans for a new facility at the Fulton State Hospital campus.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:10:59 +0000 Associated Press 51347 at http://kbia.org Design firm picked for Fulton State Hospital Mo. Senate approves public building funding http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-approves-public-building-funding <p></p><p>Missouri senators have endorsed a plan that could help finance hundreds of millions of dollars of improvements to state buildings. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:08:02 +0000 Associated Press 50364 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate approves public building funding Missouri House Republicans Unveil Plan For New Fulton State Hospital http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-republicans-unveil-plan-pay-new-fulton-state-hospital <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republicans in the Missouri House have unveiled their proposal for funding construction of a new state mental hospital in Fulton.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Their plan is</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> similar to the one made in December by <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Gov. Jay Nixon</a>, a Democrat. While both</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;plans would use revenue bonds to pay for construction, the governor's proposal would pay back the bonds in 25 years, and the House GOP proposal would repay the bonds in five years. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:12:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 48691 at http://kbia.org Missouri House Republicans Unveil Plan For New Fulton State Hospital Nixon blames House for lack of Fulton State Hospital funds http://kbia.org/post/nixon-blames-house-lack-fulton-state-hospital-funds <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Jay Nixon and members of the House are butting heads over how to fund renovations and upgrades to Fulton State Hospital.&nbsp; The hospital, which is the oldest public mental health facility west of the Mississippi, is in major need of a fix up and has become a hazard to employees and patients.&nbsp; In fact, one of every three employees at Fulton State Hospital has to go to the hospital for workplace related injuries.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:44:21 +0000 Jason Hoffman 48471 at http://kbia.org Nixon blames House for lack of Fulton State Hospital funds Nixon criticizes House for ignoring hospital plan http://kbia.org/post/nixon-criticizes-house-ignoring-hospital-plan <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 11px;">Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is criticizing House budget writers for not going along with his plan for constructing a new mental health facility at Fulton State Hospital.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The governor wants to issue $198 million in bonds for the facility. He asked lawmakers for $14 million in the current state budget for initial bond payments, but the House Budget Committee did not include those funds in its proposal.</span></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:54:26 +0000 Associated Press 48431 at http://kbia.org Nixon criticizes House for ignoring hospital plan Mo. panel probes Nixon's plan for mental hospital http://kbia.org/post/mo-panel-probes-nixons-plan-mental-hospital <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri lawmakers have questions about </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay Nixon's plan to issue bonds for a new facility at the Fulton State Hospital.</span></p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon wants to issue $198 million of bonds and pay them off through annual legislative appropriations. He proposes setting aside $14 million this year and an additional $14 million in the 2015 budget for initial bond payments.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:04:34 +0000 Associated Press 47370 at http://kbia.org Mo. panel probes Nixon's plan for mental hospital Nixon defends bond issue plan for mental health facility http://kbia.org/post/nixon-defends-bond-issue-plan-mental-health-facility <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;Gov. Jay&nbsp;<font color="red">Nixon</font>&nbsp;is&nbsp;<font color="red">defending</font>&nbsp;his plan to issue $198 million of bonds for a new maximum and intermediate security facility at the Fulton State Hospital.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:20:48 +0000 Associated Press 47069 at http://kbia.org Nixon defends bond issue plan for mental health facility Mo. senator concerned about Fulton hospital bonds http://kbia.org/post/mo-senator-concerned-about-fulton-hospital-bonds <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A key&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;senator is raising concerns about Governor Jay Nixon's plan to issue $198 million of bonds for new mental hospital facilities.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:48:12 +0000 Associated Press 47030 at http://kbia.org Mo. senator concerned about Fulton hospital bonds Nixon outlines plan for new mental hospital http://kbia.org/post/nixon-outlines-plan-new-mental-hospital <p></p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the budget he proposes next month will include a bond issuance to rebuild the Fulton State Hospital. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:09:15 +0000 Associated Press 45012 at http://kbia.org Nixon outlines plan for new mental hospital Mo. mental health hospital crumbling http://kbia.org/post/mo-mental-health-hospital-crumbling <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle agree that&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri's</font>&nbsp;state hospital for the most severely ill and dangerous&nbsp;<font color="red">mental</font>&nbsp;health patients is in dire need of repair, but it remains unclear just how to come up with the more than $200 million needed to replace the crumbling Fulton State Hospital.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:43:54 +0000 Associated Press 42499 at http://kbia.org Mo. mental health hospital crumbling Mo. Senate passes funding for hospital, Capitol http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-passes-funding-hospital-capitol <p>The Missouri Senate has passed additional funding for Capitol repairs, design plans for a new facility at the state mental hospital and for the state parks system. Wed, 08 May 2013 20:56:40 +0000 Associated Press 33395 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate passes funding for hospital, Capitol Fulton mental health, parks and Capitol building would get improvements with House-approved plan http://kbia.org/post/fulton-mental-health-parks-and-capitol-building-would-get-improvements-house-approved-plan <P>The Missouri House has adopted Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) proposal announced Thursday to add $86 million to a capital improvements bill.</P> <P>The move follows the release of April’s general revenue report, which shows revenue collections for the current fiscal year are up by more than 11 percent.&#160; The Governor’s proposal includes $13 million for a new state mental hospital at Fulton, $45 million for state parks, and $28 million for structural repairs to the State Capitol.&#160; House Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka)&#160;says it’s an agreement that will be especially beneficial to the nea Fri, 03 May 2013 13:41:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33116 at http://kbia.org Fulton mental health, parks and Capitol building would get improvements with House-approved plan Officials seek upgrades at mental health facility http://kbia.org/post/officials-seek-upgrades-mental-health-facility <p>Missouri mental health officials are hoping a possible state bonding package could permit construction of a new facility at the Fulton State Hospital.</p><p>The hospital is Missouri's only maximum- and intermediate-security psychiatric hospital and is the oldest public mental health facility west of the Mississippi River. The Department of Mental Health is proposing a new 300-bed, high-security facility that would cost about $211 million.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:28:22 +0000 Associated Press 28677 at http://kbia.org Officials seek upgrades at mental health facility New law limits work hours at mental health facilities http://kbia.org/post/new-law-limits-work-hours-mental-health-facilities <p>Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation that could provide relief for state employees working long hours at high-security mental health facilities. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 21:57:57 +0000 Associated Press 17095 at http://kbia.org New law limits work hours at mental health facilities