St. Louis, MO – Missouri Governor Bob Holden says he's wary of a Senate proposal to expand a college campus building program.
The University of Missouri wants to borrow $190 million (by selling bonds) to build new life sciences and engineering buildings on its four campuses.
But when the plan reached a Senate committee this week, some members wanted to expand the plan to let more universities sell bonds to build on their campuses, regardless of whether the construction would be life sciences-related.
Illinois – KWMU has been airing a series of conversations with the 15 candidates for U.S. Senate in Illinois.
Current Senator Peter Fitzgerald has opted out of running for reeleection, a move that opened the election to either party. Seven Democrats and Eight Republicans are running for their party's nomination.
The Illinois Primary is March 16.
Illinois Public Radio's Steve Edwards spoke with many of the candidates.