Higher Education Bonding Bill Clears Committee
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Higher Education Bonding Bill Clears Committee

Date: March 31, 2009
By: Alex Rozier
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HJR 32

Intro: A 700 million dollar higher education bonding bill clears the House Infrastructures Committee.  Alex Rozier (ROW-ZEER) has more from the State Capitol. RunTime:0:45
OutCue: SOC

Leaders from nearly every public college and university in the state urged lawmakers to pass a bonding bill for higher education facilities.

Having cleared the House Infrastructure Committee unanimously, the bill now heads to the House Rules Committee.

Aside from building facilities on public campuses, the bill calls for planning, furnishing, equipping, and landscaping the improvements and buildings.

University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton says the need is great.

Actuality:  DEATON1.WAV
Run Time: 00:08
Description: We have some very critical needs that frankly are so bad in some cases they're embarrassing to the University, and students are very sensitive to those issues.

If the bill is able to pass both the House and Senate, the public would vote on the legislation in November's election.

From the State Capitol, I'm Alex Rozier.


Intro: A Higher Education Bonding Bill shows off bipartisan support as it unanimously clears the House Infrastructure Committee. Alex Rozier (ROW-ZEER) has more from the State Capitol. RunTime:0:43
OutCue: SOC

Republican Majority Leader Steven Tilley and Senior Democrat Chris Kelly teamed up in convincing lawmakers to pass through committee a 700 million dollar higher education bonding bill.

Aside from building facilities on campuses across Missouri, the bill calls for planning, furnishing, equipping, and landscaping the improvements and buildings.

The bill now heads to the House Rules Committee.

Kelly says has never been a better time to take action.

Actuality:  Kelly2.WAV
Run Time: 00:08
Description: "We're gonna get good rates to borrow the money, we're gonna get good prices to get the work done, and the work we're gonna get done is vital."

If passed through the House and Senate, the public would then vote on the legislation in November's election.

From the State Capitol, I'm Alex Rozier.


Intro: A 700 million dollar higher education bonding bill clears the House Infrastructures Committee. Alex Rozier (ROW-ZEER) has more from the State Capitol. RunTime:0:55
OutCue: SOC

Leaders from nearly every public college and university in the state urged lawmakers to pass a bonding bill for higher education facilities.

Having cleared the House Infrastructure Committee unanimously, the bill now heads to the House Rules Committee.

Aside from building facilities on public campuses, the bill calls for consistent maintenance to the improvements and buildings.

Southeast Missouri State University President Ken Dobbins says you can't keep putting off these costs.

Actuality:  DOBBINS1.WAV
Run Time: 00:18
Description: I always talk about the fram commercial, pay me now, or pay me later, because you can let maintenance and repair go for you know the first year, the second year, but the third and fourth year, it's not only going to look bad, but it's going to cost you more than if you would have done it on a  routine basis.

If passed through the House and Senate, the public would then vote on the legislation in November's election.

From the State Capitol, I'm Alex Rozier.