Columbia’s Daily Dish (May 6, 2009)

A smattering of links about Columbia’s growth and development.

• State revenue numbers continue to drop (Columbia Missourian) — On the same day the Federal Reserve chairman said he expects to see national economic growth by the end of the year, Missouri released statistics showing decreased revenue numbers in all areas when compared to this time last year.

Missouri Senate tables $700M bond issue aimed at public universities (Columbia Missourian) — It was a bad day for a proposed constitutional amendment, which — if ratified by Missouri’s voters — would authorize the issuance of up to $700 million in bonds for construction of buildings at public universities.

• Proposed Douglass Park statue still just one man’s dream (Columbia Missourian) — One man’s dream to put up a statue in Douglass Park that would honor black leaders largely remains a dream more than a year after he first announced it.

• Bonds bill set aside in dispute (Columbia Daily Tribune) — When state Sen. Kurt Schaefer brought up a plan to ask voters to authorize $800 million in bonds for construction pr

• Site label aims at luring business (Columbia Daily Tribune) — Columbia is home to the first site recognized under a new statewide program aimed at drawing businesses by cutting through some red tape.

Senate alters spending bill (Columbia Daily Tribune) — Two Missouri battery plants would get $50 million in federal budget stabilization funds under a revised capital improvements bill approved yesterday afternoon by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

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