ken jacob http://kbia.org en Former Mo. lawmaker tapped for labor agency post http://kbia.org/post/former-mo-lawmaker-tapped-labor-agency-post <p>Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed a former state lawmaker as acting director of the agency responsible for collecting unemployment insurance taxes and paying jobless benefits.</p><p>The Columbia Daily Tribune reported Wednesday that Nixon has named Ken Jacob to head the state Labor Department's Division of Employment Security.</p><p>Jacob, a Democrat from Columbia, will serve as acting director in place of Gracia Backer, who left the position without a public explanation. A permanent nomination requires Senate confirmation.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:02:14 +0000 Associated Press 31126 at http://kbia.org Former Mo. lawmaker tapped for labor agency post Rowden seeks upset victory in newly formed 44th district http://kbia.org/post/rowden-seeks-upset-victory-newly-formed-44th-district <p>KBIA’s Jessica Reese recently interviewed the Republican candidate for State Representative in the newly formed 44th District, Caleb Rowden.</p><p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 18:30:59 +0000 23996 at http://kbia.org Rowden seeks upset victory in newly formed 44th district KBIA's Ryan Famuliner interviews Ken Jacob, Democratic nominee for the 44th [video] http://kbia.org/post/kbias-ryan-famuliner-interviews-ken-jacob-democratic-nominee-44th-video <p>Jacob talks about the importance of higher education, and how he believes it can be a way to promote job growth in the state. He also stresses revitalization of Interstate 70, but doesn’t go as far as to promote turning it into a toll road. He says bonding will be the way to pay for that work, which he says will also create jobs. Jacob also questions the legitimacy of the his opponent, Republican Caleb Rowden, who he says is not qualified for the office. Jacob has served in the state house and senate.</p><p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:44:23 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 23263 at http://kbia.org KBIA's Ryan Famuliner interviews Ken Jacob, Democratic nominee for the 44th [video]