State Senator Mike Kehoe (center) and Gov. Jay Nixon (right) announced an agreement between Jefferson City and the State of Missouri to fund renovations of the historic Missouri State Penitentiary on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. The landmark prison closed in September 2013 after an inspection revealed mold in public areas. The new project will evenly split costs up to $2,000,000 between the state and the city.
A proposed amendment to the state constitution would require candidates for governor and lieutenant governor to run as a ticket, just as the president and vice president do. Senators debated the measure but set it aside Tuesday.