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State Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) spoke about I-70 legislation at Dickey's in Columbia on December 2, 2022 (file photo from 939 the Eagle's Brian Hauswirth)

(AUDIO): Missouri State Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) discusses I-70 funding and possible gubernatorial bid on 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”

State Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) is considering a Missouri gubernatorial bid in 2024. He says Missouri desperately needs leadership in a number of areas, including transportation. Senator Eigel has a proposal to rebuild I-70 from Wentzville to Blue Springs, making it four lanes in each direction. He says it would not require a tax increase. Senator Eigel tells 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri” that a major proposal like that probably needs GOP Governor Mike Parson’s support. The governor’s plan is not as large as Senator Eigel’s plan: Parson has requested an $859-million appropriation to widen and rebuild the I-70 corridor and to add a third lane in the Columbia, St. Louis and Kansas City areas:

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