Missouri higher education agency: campus buildings on brink of crisis

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 | 11:24 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Department of Higher Education said buildings on many college campuses are on the brink of a crisis.

Department employees have been touring Missouri's public colleges and universities to put together budget requests for future fiscal years. They said campuses need an infusion of money to meet their building needs.

The Missouri House this year passed a bill asking voters to approve hundreds of millions of dollars in bonds for college construction projects. But the bill failed to come to a vote in the Senate.

Since then, Gov. Jay Nixon also has encouraged lawmakers to consider a state bonding proposal.


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