governor jay nixon http://kbia.org en Jumping jacks to become Missouri's official state exercise http://kbia.org/post/jumping-jacks-become-missouris-official-state-exercise <p></p><p>The jumping jack is about to become Missouri's official state exercise.</p><p>Gov. Nixon signed legislation Thursday adding the jumping jack to a list of more than two dozen official symbols and things. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:05:48 +0000 Associated Press 55982 at http://kbia.org Jumping jacks to become Missouri's official state exercise Nixon vetoes payday loan regulation bill http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-payday-loan-regulation-bill <p></p><p>Legislation rewriting Missouri's payday loan laws has been vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon because he says it falls short of "true reform."</p><p>Borrowers in Missouri currently can renew a payday loan up to six times and can face interest rates as high as 75 percent of the loan's original amount. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:43:10 +0000 Associated Press 55960 at http://kbia.org Nixon vetoes payday loan regulation bill New law creates "Show-Me Healthy Babies Program" http://kbia.org/post/new-law-creates-show-me-healthy-babies-program <p>Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation expanding prenatal health coverage and allowing some newly trained doctors to go to work more quickly. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:46:43 +0000 Associated Press 55961 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon vetoes bill that would have limited health insurance navigators http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-vetoes-bill-would-have-limited-health-insurance-navigators <p></p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have limited who may work as a health insurance guide for a new federally run website. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:45:24 +0000 Associated Press 55760 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon vetoes bill that would have limited health insurance navigators All parts of MU will shoulder a sliver of $3.8 million state withholding http://kbia.org/post/all-parts-mu-will-shoulder-sliver-38-million-state-withholding <p></p><p></p><p>The University of Missouri is making cuts across the board to make up for money it expected it to receive from the state government, but will not. In an email to university staff Thursday, Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said MU must make up for an additional $3.8 million that is not coming to the University due to Governor Jay Nixon's recent general revenue withholdings. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:53:19 +0000 Louie Kaczmarek 55615 at http://kbia.org All parts of MU will shoulder a sliver of $3.8 million state withholding Higher ed performance based funding becomes Mo. law http://kbia.org/post/higher-ed-performance-based-funding-becomes-mo-law <p></p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation that enacts performance-based funding for Missouri's public universities and community colleges. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:41:12 +0000 Associated Press 54886 at http://kbia.org Higher ed performance based funding becomes Mo. law Nixon launches state energy study http://kbia.org/post/nixon-launches-state-energy-study <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon came to St. Louis County Wednesday to launch a broad study of the state's future energy needs.</p><p>The Democratic governor's remarks to a meeting of Midcontinent Independent Service Operator stakeholders at The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Clayton followed an April announcement of a new state Energy Division in the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The new government agency will hold a series of public meetings across the state as it prepares a report on a recommended strategy by the end of May 2015.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:48:45 +0000 Associated Press 54768 at http://kbia.org Where Missouri stands on Medicaid expansion http://kbia.org/post/where-missouri-stands-medicaid-expansion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>By now Missourians are familiar with the debate over expanding Medicaid in the state.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Hope Kirwan 54338 at http://kbia.org Where Missouri stands on Medicaid expansion Gov. Jay Nixon speaks out on Missouri General Assembly tax breaks http://kbia.org/post/gov-jay-nixon-speaks-out-missouri-general-assembly-tax-breaks <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has spoken out about legislation recently passed by the Missouri General Assembly.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 22:49:02 +0000 Bailey Harbit 53761 at http://kbia.org Gov. Jay Nixon speaks out on Missouri General Assembly tax breaks Bill would create new committee on criminal justice http://kbia.org/post/bill-would-create-new-committee-criminal-justice <p></p><p>Missouri lawmakers would create a permanent joint committee on the state's criminal justice system under bills awaiting action by Gov. Jay Nixon.</p><p>The panel would review criminal laws, law enforcement, prison issues and state efforts related to terrorism and homeland security. The committee would include members of the House and Senate, with the state's chief justice, the state auditor and the attorney general as ex officio members. Thu, 29 May 2014 14:01:59 +0000 Associated Press 53715 at http://kbia.org Bill would create new committee on criminal justice Nixon Warns Of Huge Cuts In Local Services Because Of Legislature's Last-Minute Tax Cuts http://kbia.org/post/nixon-warns-huge-cuts-local-services-because-legislatures-last-minute-tax-cuts <strong>(Updated Thursday, May 29)</strong><p>Missouri Gov. Thu, 29 May 2014 13:48:59 +0000 Jo Mannies 53714 at http://kbia.org Nixon Warns Of Huge Cuts In Local Services Because Of Legislature's Last-Minute Tax Cuts Bill would change oversight of unlicensed child care centers http://kbia.org/post/bill-would-change-oversight-unlicensed-child-care-centers <p></p><p>Legislation pending before Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon would require new oversight of some unlicensed child care centers. Tue, 27 May 2014 21:27:43 +0000 Associated Press 53623 at http://kbia.org Bill would change oversight of unlicensed child care centers McCaskill And Nixon May Sing Different Tunes On Transportation Tax http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-and-nixon-may-sing-different-tunes-transportation-tax When it comes to a proposal to raise the state’s sales tax to pay for transportation projects, two of Missouri’s top Democratic officials appear to be on opposing sides of the fence.<p>U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill favors the proposal, which – if approved by voters in August – would enact a 10-year, 0.75 percent sales tax for transportation projects. And even though he’s sent signals that he opposes the proposal, Gov. Jay Nixon is withholding statements about the tax increase for now.<p>McCaskill’s support of the sales tax isn’t new. Tue, 27 May 2014 13:13:11 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 53580 at http://kbia.org McCaskill And Nixon May Sing Different Tunes On Transportation Tax Missouri tax breaks: Expansion? Or clarification? http://kbia.org/post/missouri-tax-breaks-expansion-or-clarification <p></p><p>Missouri lawmakers approved special tax breaks this year that could benefit pizza parlors and power companies, clothes cleaners and computer data centers. And that's just the start of it. Mon, 26 May 2014 21:48:44 +0000 Associated Press 53559 at http://kbia.org Missouri tax breaks: Expansion? Or clarification? Nixon To Veto Student Transfer Bill, Cites Private Option http://kbia.org/post/nixon-veto-student-transfer-bill-cites-private-option After telegraphing his intention for a week, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday announced that he is indeed going to veto the student-transfer bill because of its provisions allowing public money to be used for private schools.<p>He also faults the bill because it does not require unaccredited sending districts to pay any transportation costs for students transferring to accredited districts, as the schools now are required to do.<p>But the governor did not signal what he plans to do next. Fri, 23 May 2014 19:27:38 +0000 Jo Mannies 53441 at http://kbia.org Nixon To Veto Student Transfer Bill, Cites Private Option Student transfer fix sent to Governor Nixon http://kbia.org/post/student-transfer-fix-sent-governor-nixon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The proposed student transfer fix is now on its way to Governor Jay Nixon.&nbsp; In addition to allowing individual school buildings to be accredited instead of districts as a whole, the bill would also allow some students to transfer from unaccredited public schools to private, nonsectarian schools.&nbsp; Republican Rick Stream of St. Louis County handled the bill in the House.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 21:57:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin 53016 at http://kbia.org Student transfer fix sent to Governor Nixon Missouri lawmakers embrace financing for Fulton State Hospital http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-embrace-financing-fulton-state-hospital <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Missouri legislative budget leaders have embraced a financing plan for a new facility on the Fulton State Hospital campus.</p><p>The proposal calls for issuing bonds through the Missouri Development Finance Board and paying them off over 25 years. The upcoming year's budget would include $14.2 million for payment on bonds. House and Senate negotiators are working today on a final version of next year's state budget.</p><p>The financing proposal approved today by the lawmakers follows Governor Jay Nixon's plan for the project.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 21:51:45 +0000 The Associated Press 52545 at http://kbia.org Missouri lawmakers embrace financing for Fulton State Hospital Gov. Nixon responds to Norquist's comments http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-responds-norquists-comments <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In Springfield Tuesday, Governor Jay Nixon continued to rally support for his expected veto of an income tax cut bill. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:26:29 +0000 Scott Harvey 52168 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon responds to Norquist's comments Missouri bill could limit unemployment benefit http://kbia.org/post/missouri-bill-could-limit-unemployment-benefit <p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:8.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to legislation that could make it harder for people to collect unemployment benefits after being fired for repeated absences or other alleged misconduct.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:23:44 +0000 The Associated Press 52167 at http://kbia.org Missouri bill could limit unemployment benefit Gov. Nixon raises new concern about income tax cut http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-raises-new-concern-about-income-tax-cut <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is raising new concerns that an income tax cut passed by the Legislature could have "cataclysmic" consequences for state revenues.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:19:21 +0000 The Associated Press 51780 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon raises new concern about income tax cut Governor Nixon announces comprehensive statewide energy plan http://kbia.org/post/governor-nixon-announces-comprehensive-statewide-energy-plan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Gov. Jay Nixon announced the launch of a statewide comprehensive energy plan at the Advancing Renewables conference at the University of Missouri on Tuesday, April 8.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Division of Energy will lead the initiative to develop the energy plan.</p><p>The governor said public meetings will be held across the state to seek input from energy stakeholders, including renewable energy companies, researchers and environmental advocates.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:12:13 +0000 Charmaine Ng 50986 at http://kbia.org Governor Nixon announces comprehensive statewide energy plan Missouri Senate passes tax cut bill http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-passes-tax-cut-bill-0 <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 10pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The Missouri Senate has finally passed a tax cut bill, after different versions were blocked by Republicans who opposed a compromise between the fellow GOP sponsor and Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.&nbsp; The bill now on its way to the Missouri House would cut the individual income tax rate from 6 percent to 5-and-a-half percent and phase in a 25 percent deduction on business income.&nbsp; The changes would not take effect until 2017.&nbsp; The measure is sponsored by Republican Senator Will Kraus of Lee’s Summit.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 10pt;"> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 22:15:53 +0000 Marshall Griffin 50610 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate passes tax cut bill Lawsuit challenging Mo. acceptance of tax returns from gay couples http://kbia.org/post/lawsuit-challenging-mo-acceptance-tax-returns-gay-couples <p></p><p>A state judge has been asked to put an immediate halt to Missouri's acceptance of joint tax returns from gay couples who got married legally in other states. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:06:17 +0000 Associated Press 50305 at http://kbia.org Lawsuit challenging Mo. acceptance of tax returns from gay couples Proposed amendment would limit budget cuts made by governors http://kbia.org/post/proposed-amendment-would-limit-budget-cuts-made-governors <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri governors would be barred from making budget cuts to schools under a proposed constitutional amendment passed by the Senate.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:04:49 +0000 Associated Press 48869 at http://kbia.org Proposed amendment would limit budget cuts made by governors Bill would require photo ID for voters http://kbia.org/post/bill-would-require-photo-id-voters <p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:8.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Missouri voters would be required to show photo identification before casting ballots under legislation endorsed by the Missouri House today.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:07:23 +0000 The Associated Press 48734 at http://kbia.org Bill would require photo ID for voters Gov. Nixon's call to expand Medicaid rejected http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixons-call-expand-medicaid-rejected <p>A Missouri House panel has once again rejected Gov. Jay Nixon's call to expand Medicaid for about 300,000 people.</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:55:01 +0000 Associated Press 48669 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon's call to expand Medicaid rejected Nixon: Mo. swimmer case 'heart-breaking situation' http://kbia.org/post/nixon-mo-swimmer-case-heart-breaking-situation <p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says "our thoughts and prayers" go to the family of a former University of Missouri swimmer who said she was sexually assaulted and later committed suicide.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:42:37 +0000 The Associated Press 47317 at http://kbia.org Nixon: Mo. swimmer case 'heart-breaking situation' House committee considers adding a loan to Bright Flight http://kbia.org/post/house-committee-considers-adding-loan-bright-flight <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A Missouri House committee is considering legislation to offer additional financial aid to persuade more top students to stay in the state after they graduate.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The legislation would add a forgivable loan of up to five thousand dollars per year to Missouri's Bright Flight scholarship. </span></p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:13:47 +0000 The Associated Press 47315 at http://kbia.org House committee considers adding a loan to Bright Flight UM President Will Recommend No Tuition Increase http://kbia.org/post/um-president-will-recommend-no-tuition-increase <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The president of the University of Missouri says he will go along with </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay Nixon’s request and recommend that tuition for the system’s four campuses not go up next year.</span><p>Tim Wolfe, who visited with junior and senior high school students in the Bayless School District in south St. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:46:06 +0000 Dale Singer 47118 at http://kbia.org UM President Will Recommend No Tuition Increase House Speaker To Deliver GOP Response To Governor's State Of State Address http://kbia.org/post/house-speaker-deliver-gop-response-governors-state-state-address Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, has been tapped to deliver the Republican response to next Tuesday’s State of the State address by Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Tim Jones" data-attribution="Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201305/5-6-2013%2C_Tim_Jones_forms_committee.JPG" alt="" /><p>Jones had been on the short list for the response, usually delivered within minutes of the governor's annual speech. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:35:57 +0000 Jo Mannies 46789 at http://kbia.org House Speaker To Deliver GOP Response To Governor's State Of State Address