jay nixon http://kbia.org en Missouri governor approves cannabis extract law http://kbia.org/post/missouri-governor-approves-cannabis-extract-law <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missourians with epilepsy that cannot be effectively treated by conventional means will now be able to use a cannabis extract under legislation signed into law Monday by </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay Nixon.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup">The legislation was sponsored by St. Louis County Republican Eric Schmitt, a state senator whose 9-year-old son has the central nervous system disorder.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:46:07 +0000 Associated Press 56140 at http://kbia.org Missouri governor approves cannabis extract law Nixon vetoes electronic cigarette measure http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-electronic-cigarette-measure <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation barring people younger than 18 from buying electronic cigarettes while also exempting the nicotine products from other tobacco sales restrictions.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup">Nixon called the Senate bill a "thinly disguised and cynical attempt" to exempt e-cigarettes from the state's 17 cent-per-pack cigarette tax as well as further public health restrictions. His rejection on Monday fell on the deadline for the governor take action on bills passed by state lawmakers earlier this year.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:54:49 +0000 Associated Press 56134 at http://kbia.org Nixon vetoes electronic cigarette measure PM Newscast for June 23, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-june-23-2014 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA&nbsp;Newsroom, including:</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:45:00 +0000 Brandon Kiley 55024 at http://kbia.org Missouri to allow Sunday motorcycle sales http://kbia.org/post/missouri-allow-sunday-motorcycle-sales <p></p><p>Missouri&nbsp;consumers will soon be able to buy motorcycles on Sundays.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:43:25 +0000 Associated Press 55029 at http://kbia.org Missouri to allow Sunday motorcycle sales Newscast for June 9, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-june-9-2014 <p>News coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:&nbsp;</p><ul><li>A Missouri inmate scheduled to be put to death next week is asking the Missouri Supreme Court to halt the execution.</li><li>A Kansas City-bound Southwest Airlines jet backed into a stationary JetBlue Airways plane.</li><li>The Veterans Affairs Department says there are patients who sought appointments through the VA medical center in St. Louis that were never seen.</li><li>A Missouri lawmaker is calling on Gov. Jay Nixon to not cut dental benefits from next year's state budget.</li></ul> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:22:14 +0000 Brandon Kiley 54272 at http://kbia.org Nixon announces education funding cuts http://kbia.org/post/nixon-announces-education-funding-cuts <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri&nbsp;</span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay Nixon is making more cuts to public education because of a decline in casino and lottery revenues.</span></p><p>Nixon announced more than $35 million of new spending restrictions Tuesday. That's on top of $22 million of restrictions announced in April.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 20:41:24 +0000 Associated Press 53331 at http://kbia.org Nixon announces education funding cuts Mo. lawmakers boost benevolent tax credit caps http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-boost-benevolent-tax-credit-caps <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 15px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Missouri lawmakers have sent Gov. Wed, 07 May 2014 21:52:15 +0000 Associated Press 52610 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers boost benevolent tax credit caps Missouri lawmakers plan override vote on tax cut http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-plan-override-vote-tax-cut <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri lawmakers could decide this week whether to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of an income tax cut.</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 13:14:26 +0000 Associated Press 52434 at http://kbia.org Missouri lawmakers plan override vote on tax cut Impeachment Hearings Against Nixon Wrap Up, No Vote Yet http://kbia.org/post/impeachment-hearings-against-nixon-wrap-no-vote-yet <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="State Rep. Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove, answers questions regarding the article of impeachment he filed against Mo. Gov. Nixon." data-attribution="Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/4-30-2014%2C_Rep._Mike_Moon_answers_questions_on_his_article_of_impeachment.JPG" alt="" /><p>A Missouri House committee has wrapped up hearings into three articles of impeachment against <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Gov. Thu, 01 May 2014 12:57:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 52260 at http://kbia.org Impeachment Hearings Against Nixon Wrap Up, No Vote Yet Nixon Proposes New Medicaid Expansion Program, Catching Legislators Off Guard http://kbia.org/post/nixon-proposes-new-medicaid-expansion-program-catching-legislators-guard In the final weeks of the legislative session, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has made a last-ditch effort to resurrect a push to expand Missouri’s Medicaid program and accept roughly $2 billion a year in federal money.<p>The governor, a Democrat, unveiled his “Missouri Health Works’’ program before business leaders Monday in Cape Girardeau. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:32:28 +0000 Jo Mannies 52127 at http://kbia.org Nixon Proposes New Medicaid Expansion Program, Catching Legislators Off Guard Missouri Gov. Nixon signs budget legislation http://kbia.org/post/missouri-gov-nixon-signs-budget-legislation <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has signed a mid-year spending bill with funding for social services, education and a financially troubled St. Louis County school district.</p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:52:57 +0000 Associated Press 51883 at http://kbia.org Missouri Gov. Nixon signs budget legislation Impeachment Hearings Against Gov. Nixon Underway In Mo. House Committee http://kbia.org/post/impeachment-hearings-against-gov-nixon-underway-mo-house-committee <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="State Rep. Nick Marshall, R-Parkville, presents his article of impeachment before the Mo. House Judiciary Cmte. on Apr. 23, 2014." data-attribution="Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:32:14 +0000 Marshall Griffin 51881 at http://kbia.org Impeachment Hearings Against Gov. Nixon Underway In Mo. House Committee Missouri House panel mulls impeaching governor http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-panel-mulls-impeaching-governor <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 15px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">A Republican-led Missouri House committee is holding a hearing on multiple measures seeking to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:53:13 +0000 Associated Press 51841 at http://kbia.org Missouri House panel mulls impeaching governor Nixon's Latest Tax-Cut Battle With General Assembly Resembles Earlier Fight http://kbia.org/post/nixons-latest-tax-cut-battle-general-assembly-resembles-earlier-fight With a new tax-cut package on his desk, Missouri Gov. Nixon has zeroed in on a new “fatal flaw’’ that his administration says could wipe out 65 percent of the state’s general-revenue income used to fund most state services and aid to public schools.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Missouri Capitol" data-attribution="Credit (Marshall Griffin/St. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:25:27 +0000 Jo Mannies 51807 at http://kbia.org Nixon's Latest Tax-Cut Battle With General Assembly Resembles Earlier Fight Mo. House panel to consider impeaching governor http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-panel-consider-impeaching-governor <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Republican-led Missouri House committee plans to hold a hearing on measures seeking to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.</p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:56:40 +0000 Associated Press 51804 at http://kbia.org Mo. House panel to consider impeaching governor Nixon taking action on Missouri tax-cut measure http://kbia.org/post/nixon-taking-action-missouri-tax-cut-measure <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is ready to follow through on his criticism of a tax-cut plan passed by the Legislature.</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:56:11 +0000 Associated Press 51741 at http://kbia.org Nixon taking action on Missouri tax-cut measure Analysis: Mo. business tax break has wide reach http://kbia.org/post/analysis-mo-business-tax-break-has-wide-reach <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A tax-cut bill pending before Missouri Governor Jay Nixon would create a special deduction for thousands of business owners.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Nixon has criticized the measure as a giveaway to lawyers and lobbyists. But that may be oversimplifying the issue.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:57:45 +0000 Associated Press 51668 at http://kbia.org Analysis: Mo. business tax break has wide reach Design firm picked for Fulton State Hospital http://kbia.org/post/design-firm-picked-fulton-state-hospital <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri officials have selected a company to design plans for a new facility at the Fulton State Hospital campus.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:10:59 +0000 Associated Press 51347 at http://kbia.org Design firm picked for Fulton State Hospital Missouri revenue up about 2 percent over last year http://kbia.org/post/missouri-revenue-about-2-percent-over-last-year <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 15px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">A new report shows Missouri revenues were up slightly as the state heads toward the last few months of its fiscal year.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:54:33 +0000 Associated Press 50675 at http://kbia.org Missouri revenue up about 2 percent over last year Gov. Nixon criticizes $620M Missouri tax cut plan http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-criticizes-620m-missouri-tax-cut-plan <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A new estimate puts the eventual cost of a Missouri tax cut proposal at more than $620 million annually.</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:15:02 +0000 Associated Press 50563 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon criticizes $620M Missouri tax cut plan Kinkade named Missouri social services director http://kbia.org/post/kinkade-named-missouri-social-services-director <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A longtime employee of the Missouri Department of Social Services has been appointed as its new director.</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:52:07 +0000 Associated Press 50560 at http://kbia.org House Republicans vote against veto of income tax cut legislation http://kbia.org/post/house-republicans-vote-against-veto-income-tax-cut-legislation <p>Missouri&nbsp;House Republicans were told they could face primary opposition this year if they voted to sustain Governor Jay Nixon's veto of income tax cut legislation.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:14:18 +0000 Associated Press 50521 at http://kbia.org House Republicans vote against veto of income tax cut legislation Mo. Senate could resume debate on criminal code http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-could-resume-debate-criminal-code <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;Senate leaders say the chamber could continue debate this week on a proposed overhaul of the state's&nbsp;<font color="red">criminal</font>&nbsp;laws despite Gov. Jay Nixon's reservations.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:27:50 +0000 Associated Press 50495 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate could resume debate on criminal code Missouri House Passes FY2015 State Budget http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-passes-fy2015-state-budget <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri House has passed all 13 budget bills with an estimated $26.6 billion spending plan for Fiscal Year 2015, which begins July 1.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During Thursday's round of budget votes, House Democrats began sharply criticizing this year's budget writing process. Along with Gov. Jay Nixon, they disagree with House Republicans about how much revenue they think the state will take in. &#160;State Rep. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:46:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 50386 at http://kbia.org Missouri House Passes FY2015 State Budget Missouri's acceptance of same-sex joint tax returns challenged http://kbia.org/post/missouris-acceptance-same-sex-joint-tax-returns-challenged <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.</p><p>The request for a temporary restraining order was filed Wednesday in Cole County Circuit Court. It's part of an ongoing lawsuit brought by several Missouri residents, including officials from the Missouri Baptist Convention. They're challenging a decision by Governor Nixon's administration to accept combined tax returns from legally married same-sex couples.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:23:54 +0000 Associated Press 50321 at http://kbia.org Missouri's acceptance of same-sex joint tax returns challenged Mo. Senate endorses tax cut http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-endorses-tax-cut <p>Missouri senators have endorsed an income tax cut that could eventually waive an estimated $464 million a year in state revenues.</p><p>The legislation given initial approval Wednesday would cut taxes by half of the amount originally proposed by a Republican-led committee. It could gradually cut the state's top individual income tax rate to 5 and a half percent from the current 6 percent.</p><p>It also could phase in a 25 percent deduction for business income reported on individual income tax returns, and add a $500 tax deduction for lower-income individuals.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:19:58 +0000 Associated Press 50320 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate endorses tax cut Nixon fills post on ethics panel, other boards http://kbia.org/post/nixon-fills-post-ethics-panel-other-boards <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has tapped a Springfield attorney to serve on the state Ethics Commission.</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:46:49 +0000 Associated Press 49864 at http://kbia.org Nixon fills post on ethics panel, other boards Missouri governor to sign oral chemotherapy bill http://kbia.org/post/missouri-governor-sign-oral-chemotherapy-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri cancer patients soon could find it more affordable to take chemotherapy pills.</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:10:07 +0000 Associated Press 49859 at http://kbia.org Missouri governor to sign oral chemotherapy bill Missouri lawmakers spend week on spring break http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-spend-week-spring-break <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri's Capitol will be quieter this week as state lawmakers take a weeklong spring break.</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:57:33 +0000 Associated Press 49727 at http://kbia.org Missouri lawmakers spend week on spring break Missouri commission approves housing tax credits http://kbia.org/post/missouri-commission-approves-housing-tax-credits <p>A&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;commission has approved tax credits to build low-income housing after delaying their issuance last year.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;Housing Development Commission unanimously endorsed issuing about $14 million in tax credits Friday for about 1,600 housing units.</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:49:52 +0000 Associated Press 49637 at http://kbia.org Missouri commission approves housing tax credits