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Missouri House passes capital improvement plan

By The Associated Press
May 2, 2014 | 6:29 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri House has passed a budget plan for various projects around the state, including new college buildings and seed money for a possible Republican National Convention.

The House voted 137-9 on Thursday to send the measure to the Senate. It includes funding for new voting machines and campus projects where costs are split evenly between the state and school.

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Democrats criticized the bill because it includes $4 million for a Missouri city to host a national political party convention. Kansas City is a finalist to host the Republican gathering in 2016.

The spending plan also includes $38 million for a new engineering facility at MU. Lawmakers have until May 9 to pass all budget-related bills.