Transforming the Missouri Department of Transportation headquarters into a space for some legislative and executive branch employees is among the projects that could be funded with new bond revenues.
At issue is last year's bonding plan for about $353 million of renovation projects at higher education institutions and state facilities. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that a proposal for using that money sets aside $35 million for the conversion, along with $40 million for stone repairs to stop leaks in the Capitol itself.
Senator Mike Parson described the so-called "Capitol Annex" as a way to provide "decent working conditions" as he presented a list of projects Thursday to a Senate committee. Senate Majority Leader Ron Richard said other MoDOT buildings could house operations currently in the headquarters building.