The House Appropriations Committee on Infrastructure and Job Creation on Tuesday will consider the first in-writing list of projects that could be covered by a proposed bond issuance.
A resolution will be offered by its co-chairman, Representative Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield). The list includes targets that have been discussed by proponents of the measure and in committee hearings, including Fulton State Mental Hospital, sewer, building and road projects at Missouri State Parks, rural water projects, major metropolitan economic development projects and the State Capitol and various projects at 26 colleges and universities.
View the proposed resolution, with its list of projects.
The Committee could also vote Tuesday on what dollar amount its bonding proposal will be. It was introduced in the House at $950 million dollars. Its chairman, Representative Chris Kelly (D-Columbia) says Tuesday’s discussion will begin at $1.2 billion. The Senate Appropriations Committee has voted out a $950 million proposal.
Kelly says the legislature will act on two pieces. One would be the resolution with a list of projects that the state will follow, in the words of the draft resolution, “to the degree possible.” The other would be a resolution that would ask voters to authorize the bond issuance.