“I am still a Democrat at heart and I didn’t want to leave,” English said. “I’m still voting the same way I did before; my labor-friendly Democrats won’t have to worry.”
Transforming the Missouri Department of Transportation headquarters into a space for legislative and executive branch employees is among the projects that could be funded with new bond revenue.
Gov. Jay Nixon took a handful of Missouri lawmakers and reporters on a tour of the muddy, stalactite infested basement of the state Capitol to show what repairs need to be made to the nearing century old building.
The Missouri Senate has passed legislation that will allow contracts to sell food and beverages, including alcohol, at specific events at the state Capitol.
The pricey renovation project at the state Capitol caused embarrassment for financially-shaky Illinois and raised questions about how it was allowed.