Nixon recommends hospital renovation for classes
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is asking the Legislature for $10 million to renovate a hospital for classes at Lincoln University.
Nixon says the project will allow the state capital's historically black college to expand its nursing and culinary programs.
The proposed funds would let the state acquire and renovate St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City. The hospital is moving to a new site at the end of this year.
The governor has previously said he would recommend a $36 million increase for all of Missouri's public universities and colleges for the fiscal year beginning in July. He has also urged the four-year institutions, including Lincoln, to freeze undergraduate tuition for the next academic year.
Nixon will present his entire budget plan Tuesday before his State of the State address.