jay nixon http://kbia.org en 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 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 Missouri Senate Begins Debate On Nixon's Tax Cut Compromise http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-begins-debate-nixons-tax-cut-compromise <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Senate has begun debate on a compromise tax cut brokered last month between <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Gov. Jay Nixon</a>, a Democrat, and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/members/mem08.htm">state Sen. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:08:57 +0000 Marshall Griffin 49151 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate Begins Debate On Nixon's Tax Cut Compromise Missouri governor endorses Keystone oil pipeline http://kbia.org/post/missouri-governor-endorses-keystone-oil-pipeline <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;Gov. Jay Nixon is supporting the proposed&nbsp;<font color="red">Keystone</font>&nbsp;XL oil pipeline, joining other Midwestern governors who are urging President Barack Obama to approve its construction.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:46:53 +0000 Associated Press 49035 at http://kbia.org Missouri governor endorses Keystone oil pipeline Missouri House Republicans Unveil Plan For New Fulton State Hospital http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-republicans-unveil-plan-pay-new-fulton-state-hospital <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republicans in the Missouri House have unveiled their proposal for funding construction of a new state mental hospital in Fulton.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Their plan is</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> similar to the one made in December by <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Gov. Jay Nixon</a>, a Democrat. While both</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;plans would use revenue bonds to pay for construction, the governor's proposal would pay back the bonds in 25 years, and the House GOP proposal would repay the bonds in five years. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:12:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 48691 at http://kbia.org Missouri House Republicans Unveil Plan For New Fulton State Hospital Nixon blames House for lack of Fulton State Hospital funds http://kbia.org/post/nixon-blames-house-lack-fulton-state-hospital-funds <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Jay Nixon and members of the House are butting heads over how to fund renovations and upgrades to Fulton State Hospital.&nbsp; The hospital, which is the oldest public mental health facility west of the Mississippi, is in major need of a fix up and has become a hazard to employees and patients.&nbsp; In fact, one of every three employees at Fulton State Hospital has to go to the hospital for workplace related injuries.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:44:21 +0000 Jason Hoffman 48471 at http://kbia.org Nixon blames House for lack of Fulton State Hospital funds Nixon signs Mo. candidate filing legislation http://kbia.org/post/nixon-signs-mo-candidate-filing-legislation <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Governor Jay Nixon has signed legislation that could give deployed military members and the disabled a chance to be listed first on a ballot if they run for office.</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:56:03 +0000 Associated Press 48448 at http://kbia.org Nixon signs Mo. candidate filing legislation Nixon criticizes House for ignoring hospital plan http://kbia.org/post/nixon-criticizes-house-ignoring-hospital-plan <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 11px;">Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is criticizing House budget writers for not going along with his plan for constructing a new mental health facility at Fulton State Hospital.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The governor wants to issue $198 million in bonds for the facility. He asked lawmakers for $14 million in the current state budget for initial bond payments, but the House Budget Committee did not include those funds in its proposal.</span></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:54:26 +0000 Associated Press 48431 at http://kbia.org Nixon criticizes House for ignoring hospital plan Nixon to sign Mo. candidate filing legislation http://kbia.org/post/nixon-sign-mo-candidate-filing-legislation <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 plans to sign legislation that could give deployed military members and the disabled a chance to be listed first on a ballot if they run for office.</p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:08:24 +0000 Associated Press 48392 at http://kbia.org Nixon to sign Mo. candidate filing legislation Mo. price breaks persist for Little Tobacco http://kbia.org/post/mo-price-breaks-persist-little-tobacco <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The state of Missouri faces the loss of nearly $70 million this year in tobacco settlement payments due to a unique pricing advantage enjoyed by some cigarette companies.</p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:46:48 +0000 Associated Press 48321 at http://kbia.org Mo. price breaks persist for Little Tobacco