Governor releases $1 million for PLTC rebuilding project
Students at Eolia’s Pike-Lincoln Technical Center (PLTC) may be attending class in a new building sooner than they expected.
State officials in both red and blue were frustrated with the governor last month after he first used a line item veto to strike the $1 million in funding for the school from the state budget, and then decided to withhold the money after legislators overrode his veto in bipartisan fashion during the annual Veto Session.
“The governor made education funding a focal point leading up to the veto session, but then vetoed funding to a vocational center that provides high quality technical education to hundreds of individuals in Northeast Missouri,” said Speaker of the House Tim Jones (R-Eureka).
On Friday, Oct. 11, Representative Jim Hansen (R-Frankford) announced officially that the House had once again secured the $1 million dedicated to rebuilding PLTC, which was destroyed by a fire in 2011. However, it wasn’t just members of the House that celebrated the news.
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Machinery and engineers were recently on PLTC property to begin the soil sample drilling process to further progress towards reconstruction.