jay nixon http://kbia.org en 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 Gov. Nixon requests $3.5 million for utility assistance http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-requests-35-million-utility-assistance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The harsh winter months have left several low-income families with high energy bills, but Gov. Jay Nixon’s $3.5 million amendment to his supplementary budget might help.</span></p><p>Nixon said Monday that the funding would be included in general reve</p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:29:57 +0000 Sara Pang 49387 at http://kbia.org State employees now have on-site access to health care http://kbia.org/post/state-employees-now-have-site-access-health-care <p>Gov. Jay Nixon officially dedicated the <em>Strive for Wellness</em> Health Center at the Truman State Office Building today.</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:27:21 +0000 Arial Ruffin 49353 at http://kbia.org State employees now have on-site access to health care