Missouri Senate tables $700M bond issue aimed at public universities

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — It was a bad day for a proposed constitutional amendment, which — if ratified by Missouri's voters — would authorize the issuance of up to $700 million in bonds for construction of buildings at public universities. Two Republican senators filibustered the resolution until it was placed on the Senate's informal calendar. The measure's sponsor in the House said it is in danger of not passing.