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Agriculture
4:46 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Missouri governor tours Iowa ethanol plant

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon traveled to Iowa to get a personal look at the latest methods in ethanol production.

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Health
3:35 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Nixon signs new Missouri child care requirements

Parents could gain a way to compare the quality of child care providers under legislation signed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

The bill signed Wednesday requires the state to develop a "system of quality indicators" so people can know whether child care centers are meeting certain criteria.

The website will track whether child care providers are licensed, meet health and safety standards, use curriculum and comply with staff training requirements.

The bill also requires the state to run a hotline for parent complaints about child care providers.

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Agriculture
5:12 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Nixon vetoes legislation that would have changed who regulates Missouri deer ranches

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Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have shifted responsibility for regulating Missouri deer ranches to the Department of Agriculture instead of the Department of Conservation.

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Politics
4:08 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Missouri ends fiscal year with decline in revenue

A third piece of cigarette tax-related legislation was filed in Jefferson City.
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Missouri may soon need to dip into its reserves in order to pay its bills.

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NPR Story
4:02 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Nixon Vetoes Bill Mandating 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortions

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Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 9:14 pm

(Updated 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 2)

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have tripled the state’s waiting period for an abortion to 72 hours, saying it reflected  “a callous disregard for women who find themselves in horrific circumstances.”

The governor noted in Wednesday’s veto message that the bill, HB 1307, had no exceptions for rape or incest.

“This extreme and disrespectful measure would unnecessarily prolong the suffering of rape and incest victims and jeopardize the health and wellbeing of women,” Nixon said Wednesday.

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Education
7:09 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Nixon Vetoes School Transfer Bill, Citing Public Money For Private Schools And Other Concerns

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Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 5:16 am

As promised, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed on Tuesday the wide-ranging school transfer bill passed by lawmakers this year, saying it violates basic principles of public education and does nothing to help students trapped in unaccredited schools.

At the offices of Education Plus in west St. Louis County, the governor listed three main reasons for his action.

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Education
3:52 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Nixon vows to veto school transfer legislation

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Gov. Jay Nixon came to St. Louis County Tuesday to make official his vow to veto school transfer legislation that allowed the use of public money to pay for certain students to attend private schools.

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Politics
5:05 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

New bill reaffirms Missouri's ban on protests near funerals

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Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation reaffirming Missouri's ban on protests near funerals. 

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Politics
5:09 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Nixon vetoes legislation aimed at shortening unemployment benefits

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have shortened the duration of unemployment benefits.

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Politics
5:24 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Columbia's Missouri College Advising Corps gets $524K AmeriCorps grant

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday that 21 Missouri organizations will receive $4,232,627 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

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Politics
3:59 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Gov. Nixon signs parental consent bill for teen tanning

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation requiring anyone younger than 17 to have written parental consent to use a booth, bed or other tanning device at a business.

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Politics
5:41 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Transportation tax reverses footholds for party leaders

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In a strange twist, Republicans are supporting a proposed tax hike that’s drawn fire from Democrats and Gov. Jay Nixon.

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Business
3:04 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Missouri revenues falling short of projections

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Missouri appears increasingly likely to finish its budget year with less revenue than had been expected.

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Politics
4:15 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Missouri lawmakers pass cannabis extract bill

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Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that would allow use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy isn't relieved by other treatments.

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Politics
4:12 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Gov. Nixon to veto income tax cut

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he will veto an income tax cut that he considers to be "an unfair, unaffordable and dangerous scheme."

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Politics
3:18 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Tax cut worries educators about funding for schools

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Business and education groups are again drawing battle lines over a Missouri proposal to cut state income taxes.

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Politics
3:01 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Gov. Nixon proposes to aid businesses with health insurance assistance

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has added a new prong to his proposal to draw down billions of dollars through a Medicaid expansion.

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Politics
3:23 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Missouri Senate passes $600 million bonding plan

The bonding plan would finance millions of dollars in bonds for the improvement of state institutions and facilities for health and education.
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A potential $600 million bonding plan for state buildings has passed the Missouri Senate.

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Politics
3:56 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Gov. Nixon signs cellphone tower measures

The four measures signed Thursday would limit the ways local governments impose regulations on cellphone towers.
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Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation limiting the authority of Missouri cities and counties to restrict cellphone towers.

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Politics
2:52 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Missouri Senate approves bill changing unemployment benefits

The legislation would change the definition of misconduct and how some Missouri workers collect unemployment benefits from the state.
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Republican lawmakers are trying again to limit the ability of Missouri workers to collect unemployment benefits after being fired for alleged misconduct.

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Politics
2:48 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Lawmakers endorse bill to fix funding gaps in education

The measure aims to correct a lack of funding for education and social services following a shortfall in expected state revenues.
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Missouri lawmakers have given initial approval to a mid-year budget plan that addresses funding shortfalls for schools and social services.

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Politics
3:51 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Governor Nixon to go on trade mission to Canada

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Governor Jay Nixon is going on a trade mission to Canada next week to bolster trade relationships.

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Politics
4:01 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Gov. Nixon approves $132 million to renovate state facilities

Gov. Jay Nixon decided to renovate selected state facilities following an earlier statement that Missouri's economy has improved since last July.
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has given the go-ahead to spend $132 million on improvements to the Capitol and other state facilities.

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Education
6:09 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Online-based university students granted in-state status

Students of Western Governors University - Missouri will now be eligible for the Access Missouri grant.
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Western Governors University-Missouri students are now eligible for the Access Missouri grant.

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Politics
5:09 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Gov. Nixon pitches deal for income tax cut

Gov. Jay Nixon proposed an income tax cut provided Missouri public schools receive full funding and other agencies curb spending.
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Gov. Jay Nixon says he would enact an income tax cut, if lawmakers agree to several contingencies.

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Politics
4:57 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Gov. Nixon supports repeal of gay marriage ban

Gov. Jay Nixon said he wants the prohibition of gay marriage in the state to be put to a vote for Missouri citizens.
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Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri voters should have another chance to vote on gay marriage and that he would vote to allow such unions.

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Health
5:20 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Nixon defends bond issue plan for mental health facility

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 Gov. Jay Nixon is defending his plan to issue $198 million of bonds for a new maximum and intermediate security facility at the Fulton State Hospital.

The governor wants to pay off the bonds through annual legislative appropriations. He is proposing to set aside $14 million this year and an additional $14 million in the 2015 budget for the initial bond payments. Nixon touted the plan Thursday at City Hall in Fulton.

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Politics
4:36 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Mo. budget leaders agree on revenue estimate for 2015 budget

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Missouri lawmakers responsible for the budget have an agreement on a revenue estimate for next year but say Gov. Jay Nixon did not sign off on it. 

Legislative budget leaders and the governor typically reach a revenue estimate that is the foundation for the budget. Agreeing how much money is available lets officials focus on how to spend that money.

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Politics
4:27 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Gov. Nixon signs $1.7B Boeing incentive plan

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon chose a monument to the space race manufacturing boon as a backdrop to sign into law a $1.7 billion tax incentive package to lure aerospace giant Boeing to the state.

The governor endorsed the tax breaks for production of the company's 777X jetliner Tuesday morning at a bill signing ceremony at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in St. Louis' Forest Park.

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