Science Complex Put On Hold Pending Legislative Action

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Murray State University President Randy Dunn says the adjournment of the special legislative session has placed the construction of a science complex on hold.

He says the university has done everything possible to lobby for the money to continue the construction. The Board of Regents has set aside two-point-two (m) million dollars to continue construction up to a certain point. Money will allow workers to complete enough construction to protect the building from any weather damage. The funds should allow construction to continue for another month.

Dunn says if there's no action when lawmakers return to Frankfort July 30th, the project will be shut down. He added, however, that construction will continue on a clock tower in the complex through a 485-thousand dollar private donation.

Murray State asked during the special session for the reallocation of 15 (m) million dollars to allow work to continue on the science complex, plus two other projects on campus and one at the Breathitt Diagnostic Center in Hopkinsville.

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