Fiscally irresponsible experiment would prevent Missouri from making critical investments like those needed at Fulton State Hospital
FULTON, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today visited Missouri’s Fulton State Hospital to tour the facility and discuss the impact of House Bill 253, a costly tax package he vetoed last month. Despite broad bipartisan agreement on the need to improve the facilities at Fulton State Hospital, which opened in 1851, House Bill 253 would make such investments impossible, Gov. Nixon said. With a price tag of more than $800 million annually, House Bill 253 would permanently undermine the state’s ability to support vital public services, including education and mental health.