CHICAGO — Missouri lawmakers pushing for a new bond program for state building projects are banking on favorable interest rates, the state’s triple-A rating, low debt levels, and the need for jobs to help sway conservative skeptics to support sending voters a debt package.

On the Senate side, Republican Kurt Schaefer, chairman of the chamber’s Appropriations Committee, introduced a measure earlier this month that would provide for a fifth state-building bond program of up to $950 million.

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