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.
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Voter turnout in Columbia was low today as residents decide on a $32.3 million bond measure for the city’s sewer system.
Around noon, only about 2,400 people had voted. Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren said she isn’t quite sure why there has been such the low turnout.
The proposal comes because the city’s need for major sewer improvements. With the bond the city would be able to complete major maintenance on the existing sewer system due to rainwater getting in the system and old pipes.