missouri governor jay nixon http://kbia.org en Nixon Vetoes Bills That Would Have Cut State, Local Revenue By $776 Million A Year http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-bills-would-have-cut-state-local-revenue-776-million-year Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon followed through with his <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-blasts-legislative-session-abysmal-while-gop-leaders-call-it-historic">earlier threat</a> by vetoing on Wednesday 10 bills passed during the last day of the legislative session. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:48:26 +0000 Jo Mannies 54425 at http://kbia.org Nixon Vetoes Bills That Would Have Cut State, Local Revenue By $776 Million A Year Editor's Weekly: Impeaching Nixon, Again http://kbia.org/post/editors-weekly-impeaching-nixon-again Nixon impeachment hearings began this week.<p>Not THAT Nixon. Not President Richard Milhous, who resigned 40 years ago this August rather than face House votes on three articles of impeachment. This time, the Nixon under discussion is Gov. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:05:31 +0000 Margaret Wolf Freivogel 51951 at http://kbia.org Editor's Weekly: Impeaching Nixon, Again Let The Sunshine In: Missouri Law On Open Records Lacks Teeth, Critics Say http://kbia.org/post/let-sunshine-missouri-law-open-records-lacks-teeth-critics-say <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Bill Greenblatt/UPI" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201309/NixonPodiumGreenblattMay132011.jpg" alt="" /><p>Sunday was the start of "Sunshine Week," a time to celebrate the idea of open government and open records. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:40:12 +0000 Chris McDaniel 49922 at http://kbia.org Let The Sunshine In: Missouri Law On Open Records Lacks Teeth, Critics Say Nixon expected to call for Medicaid expansion, education funding http://kbia.org/post/nixon-expected-call-medicaid-expansion-education-funding <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will deliver his annual State of the State address Tuesday night, during which he'll unveil his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2015.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:10:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin 46884 at http://kbia.org Nixon expected to call for Medicaid expansion, education funding Jefferson Day Care Center celebrates 'Missouri Start Smart' grant http://kbia.org/post/jefferson-day-care-center-celebrates-missouri-start-smart-grant <p>Governor Jay Nixon was at the Jefferson Day Care Center yesterday promoting his plan to increase funding for pre-k education in Missouri.</p><p>The governor recently awarded two other grants to the Kansas City School District, to help provide access to quality education to children in day care before entering kindergarten. The governor's visit to the Jefferson City Day Care Center celebrated the day care center's participation in the so-called "Missouri Start Smart" grant initiative.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:15:37 +0000 Jamie Crockett 40708 at http://kbia.org Jefferson Day Care Center celebrates 'Missouri Start Smart' grant Flooding causes state of emergency in Pulaski County http://kbia.org/post/flooding-causes-state-emergency-pulaski-county <p></p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency after heavy rain caused flash flooding in the south-central part of the state. Nixon has spoken with emergency responders in Pulaski County and Waynesville, assuring them the region will get help.</p><p>A child was killed and several homes and businesses damaged after several inches of rain last night and this morning caused flooding in Waynesville. The Highway Patrol deployed extra troopers, a rescue helicopter and other assets to help emergency responders. Nixon's executive order also activates the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan, allowing state agencies to coordinate directly with local jurisdictions on emergency services. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 21:17:32 +0000 Associated Press 38379 at http://kbia.org Flooding causes state of emergency in Pulaski County Nixon Signs Several Bills Impacting Military Veterans http://kbia.org/post/nixon-signs-several-bills-impacting-military-veterans <em>Reporting by Jacob McCleland of KRCU.</em><p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed several pieces of legislation Wednesday related to veterans.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One bill requires licensing boards to accept military training and education for licensing requirements.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At a press conference in Cape </span>Girardeau<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Nixon said many members of the military have skill sets that are very transferable to the workplace, like truck drivers and emergency medical technicians - or EMT's.</span><p><span style="line-he Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:07:14 +0000 Jacob McCleland & KRCU 36862 at http://kbia.org Nixon Signs Several Bills Impacting Military Veterans State organization creates lottery to reward legislators supporting veto of tax legislation http://kbia.org/post/state-organization-creates-lottery-reward-legislators-supporting-veto-tax-legislation <p></p><p>Progress Missouri is seeking to reward Missouri state representatives who decide to support Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of an expensive tax bill.</p><p>Critics of the legislation say the tax bill would reduce general revenue in the state, and cut funds from schools and communities, while increasing taxes on prescription drugs.</p><p>State representatives who vote to override the veto will be entered in Progress Missouri’s lottery. One representative’s name will be drawn, and an aerial banner will be flown over a high school or college football game in his or her home district.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:31:01 +0000 Morgan Uber 36364 at http://kbia.org State organization creates lottery to reward legislators supporting veto of tax legislation Nixon Signs Bill Blocking Scanning Of Documents For Driver's Licenses http://kbia.org/post/nixon-signs-bill-blocks-scanning-documents-drivers-licenses Perhaps in an effort to put an end to an ongoing political battle over the practice, Gov. Jay Nixon has <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/pdf-bill/tat/SB252.pdf">signed legislation</a> blocking the Department of Revenue from scanning and storing documents required to get a driver's license.<p>The measure was one of several the governor acted on today. &#160;<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-scanning-retaining-concealed-carry-documents-end">In April, he ended</a> the practice of scanning so-called source documents for concealed-carry permits. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:15:48 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 36362 at http://kbia.org Nixon Signs Bill Blocking Scanning Of Documents For Driver's Licenses Columbia's Green Meadows neighborhood connects to trail, Nixon unveils '100 Missouri Mile' project http://kbia.org/post/columbias-green-meadows-neighborhood-connects-trail-nixon-unveils-100-missouri-mile-project <p>Thousands of Missourians across the state are challenging themselves to log 100 miles of outdoor activity before the year ends. Columbia Parks and Recreation officials held a dedication ceremony for the Greenbriar Trail connector yesterday evening.</p><p>For Parks and Recreation Director Mike Griggs, safety for residents was the biggest concern. The new connector trail links about 1,500 homes in the Green Meadows area to the Columbia trail system that were previously without access.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:57:24 +0000 Katie Link 36132 at http://kbia.org Columbia's Green Meadows neighborhood connects to trail, Nixon unveils '100 Missouri Mile' project Boeing to add 400 new jobs at St. Louis County campus http://kbia.org/post/boeing-add-400-new-jobs-st-louis-county-campus <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D) says Boeing will expand its operations in St. Louis County.<p>The Governor made the announcement during a trade mission in Western Europe.&#160; He&#160;told reporters via conference call that <a href="http://www.boeing.com/boeing/">Boeing</a> will add a new technology information center to its campus in St. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:43:17 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35648 at http://kbia.org Boeing to add 400 new jobs at St. Louis County campus How the income-tax issue is about more than Missouri and its governor http://kbia.org/post/how-income-tax-issue-about-more-missouri-and-its-governor Governor Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Wednesday that would have cut Missouri’s income tax rates for the first time in 90 years.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Republican-led General Assembly passed the bill in large part pointing to neighboring Kansas which already has slashed its personal and corporate income taxes.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But as St. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:07:27 +0000 Maria Altman & Maria Altman 34968 at http://kbia.org How the income-tax issue is about more than Missouri and its governor Mo. bill lets foster care kids re-enter system http://kbia.org/post/mo-bill-lets-foster-care-kids-re-enter-system <p>Children leaving Missouri's foster care system after their 18th birthday would be able to return to state custody under a bill sent to Gov. Jay Nixon. Mon, 13 May 2013 22:25:58 +0000 Associated Press 33665 at http://kbia.org Mo. bill lets foster care kids re-enter system Fulton mental health, parks and Capitol building would get improvements with House-approved plan http://kbia.org/post/fulton-mental-health-parks-and-capitol-building-would-get-improvements-house-approved-plan <P>The Missouri House has adopted Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) proposal announced Thursday to add $86 million to a capital improvements bill.</P> <P>The move follows the release of April’s general revenue report, which shows revenue collections for the current fiscal year are up by more than 11 percent.&#160; The Governor’s proposal includes $13 million for a new state mental hospital at Fulton, $45 million for state parks, and $28 million for structural repairs to the State Capitol.&#160; House Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka)&#160;says it’s an agreement that will be especially beneficial to the nea Fri, 03 May 2013 13:41:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33116 at http://kbia.org Fulton mental health, parks and Capitol building would get improvements with House-approved plan Mo. Senate budget plan notable for zeros http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-budget-plan-notable-zeros-1 <p>Missouri senators are considering a roughly $25 billion budget plan that may be most notable for what it doesn't contain. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:50:54 +0000 Associated Press 32463 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate budget plan notable for zeros State senators approve bill banning DOR from scanning source documents http://kbia.org/post/state-senators-approve-bill-banning-dor-scanning-source-documents The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> has given first-round approval to legislation that would prohibit the <a href="http://dor.mo.gov/">Department of Revenue (DOR)&#160;</a>from scanning and storing source documents for driver’s license, conceal-carry, and other applications.<p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&#38;BillID=17663845">Senate Bill 252</a> would require the state agency to destroy all scanned copies obtained since September of 2012, and to do so by the end of this year.&#160; It’s sponsored by<a href="http://www.senate.m Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:38:56 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31786 at http://kbia.org State senators approve bill banning DOR from scanning source documents Governor Nixon continues to push business side of Medicaid expansion http://kbia.org/post/governor-nixon-continues-push-business-side-medicaid-expansion <p>This week on the show: the Medicaid expansion debate continues. Plus: what Mid-Missourians are concerned about as the President prepares for his State of the Union address. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:29:45 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Harum Helmy 28851 at http://kbia.org Governor Nixon continues to push business side of Medicaid expansion Missouri's Inauguration Day arrives for Gov. Nixon and statewide office holders http://kbia.org/post/missouris-inauguration-day-arrives-gov-nixon-and-statewide-office-holders <P>Missouri’s inauguration day has arrived, as <A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</A> (D)&#160;and several other state office holders prepare to be sworn in.</P> <P>It’ll be the second term for most of those taking the oath of office, including Democrats Nixon, <A href="https://www.ago.mo.gov/">Attorney General Chris Koster</A>, and <A href="http://www.treasurer.mo.gov/">State Treasurer Clint Zweifel</A>.&#160; Fellow Democrat<A href="http://www.jasonkander.com/"> Jason Kander</A>, the incoming <A href="http://sos.mo.gov/">Secretary of State</A>, will be the only statewide office&#160;newcomer.&#160; Republican<A href="http://ltgov.mo.gov/"> Lt. Governor Peter Kinder </A>will be taking the oath of office for the third time, and his third term may prove to be very short if his bid to replace southeast <A href="http://emerson.house.gov/">Missouri Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson</A> (R)&#160;succeeds. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:53:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27241 at http://kbia.org Missouri's Inauguration Day arrives for Gov. Nixon and statewide office holders Nixon urges renewal of some Sunshine Law exemptions http://kbia.org/post/nixon-urges-renewal-some-sunshine-law-exemptions <p>Gov. Jay Nixon is urging renewal of exemptions from Missouri's open records law for security systems of government buildings and policies for responding to terrorism.</p><p>The exemptions protecting such information from disclosure expired at the end of 2012.</p><p>Nixon has scheduled news conferences on the topic today at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and the Missouri State Highway Patrol General Headquarters in Jefferson City. Law enforcement and public school district officials are scheduled to take part.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 14:30:03 +0000 Associated Press 26813 at http://kbia.org Nixon urges renewal of some Sunshine Law exemptions Santa comes early for some politicos, with end-of-year donations http://kbia.org/post/santa-comes-early-some-politicos-end-year-donations <div style="margin:0;"><p></p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:42:35 +0000 Chris McDaniel & Beyond November 26380 at http://kbia.org Santa comes early for some politicos, with end-of-year donations Missouri officials engage in gun control discussion, following Newtown tragedy http://kbia.org/post/missouri-officials-engage-gun-control-discussion-following-newtown-tragedy <p></p><p></p><p>The national discussion about gun control following the Newtown, Conn. shootings that killed 26 people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, is also playing out in Missouri.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:42:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Associated Press & Daniel Verbeck 26085 at http://kbia.org Missouri officials engage in gun control discussion, following Newtown tragedy