Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoed the "paycheck protection" bill Tuesday, but he also signed legislation covering a broad range of issues. The bills and a short description are summarized in a news release on Governor Nixon's website:
Missouri mental health officials are hoping a possible state bonding package could permit construction of a new facility at the Fulton State Hospital.
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.