department of mental health http://kbia.org en Gov. Nixon signs random assortment of eight bills into law http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-signs-random-assortment-eight-bills-law <p></p><p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Missouri Governor Jay Nixon <a href="http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-so-called-paycheck-protection-bill-concerning-public-employees">vetoed the "paycheck protection"</a> bill Tuesday, but he also signed legislation covering a broad range of issues.&nbsp; The bills and a short description are summarized in a <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/2013/Gov_Nixon_signs_several_bills_vetoes_Senate_Bill_29">news release</a> on Governor Nixon's website:</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:03:37 +0000 Meredith Turk 36045 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon signs random assortment of eight bills into law 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