7:54 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Missouri legislators seek to end economic 'border wars' but will Kansas sign on?

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation Tues., July 1, agreeing to end economic incentives and tax breaks for companies that move across the state line, but only if Kansas also agrees.
Credit Elle Moxley / KCUR

Missouri lawmakers want to put a stop to economic incentives for businesses who move across the state line from Kansas.

But the legislation Gov. Jay Nixon signed into law Tuesday only goes into effect if Kansas agrees to a similar measure to end what's commonly known as the "Border War."

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3:41 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

What folks in Columbia want to hear in the State of the Union address

Alan Wilkening
Andrew Yost KBIA

An audio postcard on the State of the Union

President Obama will speak to the nation with the annual State of the Union address Tuesday night. Columbia citizens voiced their expectations for the address, commenting on Obama’s previous term and what expectations they had for the next four years. Some were hopeful, while others were more disgruntled.

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12:36 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Mo. state workers off on Black Friday as economy improves

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Governor Jay Nixon today signed an executive order to close state offices on Black Friday, Nov. 23, in part because state revenues have increased. State Budget Director Linda Luebbering said the state’s revenue collections are up by 7.5 percent compared with last year.

“We’re beginning to see the improving economy’s impact on our revenue collections," Luebbering said. "It’s always a lag as the economy improves – takes a little while for that to start showing up in our revenue collections."

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7:23 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Mo. unemployment rate reaches lowest point in nearly 4 years [INFOGRAPHIC]

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According to the latest jobs report from the state [pdf], the number of jobs created in Missouri is going up, and the unemployment rate is at its lowest in nearly four years. Some of the greatest growth was in the construction industry.

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4:51 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Economy slowing in 9 Midwest, Plains states

Peggy Lowe Harvest Public Media

A new monthly survey suggests the economy in nine Midwest and Plains states will continue to slow down but continue growing even as Europe's woes persist.

The region's overall economic index dipped to 57.2 in June from May's 57.6 and April's 60. Any score above 50 suggests growth.

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says businesses in the region are still benefiting from healthy farm income and exports, but the activity is slowing.

Global economic problems are hurting export orders.

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7:56 am
Wed June 6, 2012

State revenues ahead of projections, up 3.4 percent

Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 5:16 pm

Missouri’s revenues rose more than expected during the month of May.

The state collected about $6.6 billion in revenue last month, compared to just under $6.4 billion in May of 2011.  Governor Jay Nixon’s Budget Director, Linda Luebbering, credits most of the improvement to higher collections of state income and sales taxes.

“That's the good news, things are picking up,"  Luebbering said.  "I think we do have to be cautious, still, because of what’s going on at the national and particularly the international picture, with European Union issues and everything that's going on globally that could have some bearing on the overall economy.”

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Arts and Culture
10:24 am
Fri December 2, 2011

Columbia living windows boosts ecnomy

The District hosts its annual Living Windows festival Friday night in Columbia.

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PM Newscasts
5:56 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Newscast for November 18, 2011.

Regional News Coverage from the KBIA Newsroom.

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