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Politics
6:03 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Gov. Nixon signs random assortment of eight bills into law

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon
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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoed the "paycheck protection" bill Tuesday, but he also signed legislation covering a broad range of issues.  The bills and a short description are summarized in a news release on Governor Nixon's website:

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Politics
5:29 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Nixon signs two bills to assist children in foster care

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Governor Jay Nixon signed two bills today to better assist children in foster care with the transition to adulthood. 

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Politics
5:25 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Mo. bill lets foster care kids re-enter system

Missouri Statehouse in Jefferson City
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Children leaving Missouri's foster care system after their 18th birthday would be able to return to state custody under a bill sent to Gov. Jay Nixon.

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Politics
3:48 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Mo. bill would allow college visit for foster kids

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The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to a bill that would require older children in foster care to visit colleges.

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Politics
5:39 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Mo. Senate endorses bill to extend age children can re-enter foster care

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The age older youth could re-enter foster care would be raised from 18 to 21 under new legislation approved by the Missouri Senate on Thursday.

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Business
3:01 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Program teaches financial lessons to foster care youth

Not all foster care kids have the resources to learn about the financial skills necessary to survive post-care.
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Foster care can be difficult for many reasons: stress on the family, forced assimilation into a new environment for the child and a lack of resources can create problems for those in the system. But what you don’t always hear about is what happens to the kids who age out of the system at 18.

These teenagers are often thrown into an adult world with adult problems, including how to make ends meet. But, one St. Louis foundation is helping teach the former foster children the financial lessons to succeed after foster care.

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