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Gov. Nixon signed Executive Order 15-06 into effect Wednesday in an effort to promote diversity in hiring women and minority-owned businesses for state government contracting jobs. The order comes as a result of the 2014 Disparity Oversight Review Committee’s findings, where members analyzed the state’s contracting process and discovered these smaller businesses were paling in participation to larger corporations.

Missouri completes disparity study

Oct 28, 2014
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The Missouri Office of Administration recently completed its 2014 disparity study. The study was conducted by independent contractor Colette Holt and Associates.

“The goal of the study is to determine whether the State of Missouri is fully utilizing minority and women-owned business enterprises in government contracts,” said Ryan Burns, public information officer at the State of Missouri Office of Administration.

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The Missouri House is not planning to give Gov. Jay Nixon's administration data related to an attempted access of the list of gun permit holders.

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Missouri senators have confirmed Gov. Jay Nixon's appointee to a key administrative post, despite concerns about his role in approving the purchase of a new $5.6 million airplane.

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Gov. Jay Nixon's nominee for a top administration post is stalled in Missouri's Senate over the purchase of a $5.6 million state plane.