Projects bill passes through the House

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The state House voted Thursday, 97-1, to pass House Bill 7, which would authorize construction projects at six state universities, including renovations to UK’s Commonwealth Stadium and Gatton College of Business and Economics, and construction of a science building.

The projects will be paid for internally by the universities, without tapping into any General Fund money. Most of UK’s projects will be paid by UK Athletics.

UK’s projects would cost about $275 million.

The bill will now go to the Senate for consideration.