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CENTRALIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is planning to hold a summit to brainstorm ways to beef up the state's cattle industry.

Nixon announced the summit during a Wednesday visit with Future Farmers of America members at Centralia High School. It's meant to find ways to expand the industry and spur economic development in rural Missouri.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis police chief says the National Guard will soon be ending its deployment in the city.

The Guard was activated by Gov. Jay Nixon to provide security as a grand jury decision was announced Nov. 24 in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white Ferguson police officer.

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The 16-person panel chosen by Missouri's governor to help find long-term solutions after the Ferguson police shooting meets for the first time Monday.

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The state of Missouri is extending a program to offer no-interest loans to small businesses in and near Ferguson damaged by recent violent protests.

The office of Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday outlined a $625,000 pool of loan money for businesses damaged by looting in Ferguson, Jennings, Dellwood and other nearby cities hit by vandals after the Monday night announcement that a St. Louis County grand jury decided to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown's shooting death.

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered additional members of the Missouri National Guard to Ferguson, where violent protests broke out following a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

 

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has withheld state funding from two organizations aimed to educate Missouri's youth.

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  Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard in advance of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says law enforcement officials have been working around the clock to make sure residents and businesses will be kept safe once prosecutors announce whether a suburban St. Louis police officer will face charges for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys for a Missouri man scheduled to be executed next week have asked Gov. Jay Nixon to grant clemency, citing concerns about the role race played in Leon Taylor's death sentence.

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WELDON SPRING, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to outline law enforcement plans as the St. Louis region prepares for the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case.

Nixon and law enforcement leaders are expected to speak at a Tuesday news conference at Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C headquarters in suburban St. Louis.

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Republican lawmakers in Missouri are celebrating their increased supermajorities in the State House and Senate, especially with the passage of a constitutional amendment to limit Gov. Jay Nixon's authority over the budget.

Nixon, a Democrat, has temporarily withheld money each year from various state agencies. He has said the withholds are necessary because the GOP-controlled legislature keeps sending him unbalanced budgets. 

As St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke considers whether to stay put or move his team to another city, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has unveiled a plan he says is designed to keep the NFL in St. Louis.

During a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Nixon announced that former Anheuser-Busch President David Peacock and Clayton attorney Bob Blitz will spend the next 60 days studying the situation:

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The Missouri Office of Administration released the October general revenue report Tuesday.

The 2015 fiscal year began on July 1 and state revenue collections increased 4.3 percent compared to last year from $2.48 billion to $2.59 billion.  State Budget Director Linda Luebbering said the revenue collections need to be up 11 percent to fully fund the budget appropriated by the legislature.

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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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Who should have the power over the Missouri budget? The legislature, which writes the budget? Or the governor who is constitutionally required to balance it?

The latest salvo in the ongoing battle between Missouri's Democratic governor and the Republican-led legislature over the state budget is Amendment 10 on the November ballot. 

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he will create an independent commission to study issues that have surfaced since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A tutoring program created by a prominent Ferguson police shooting protester will receive $500,000 in public money to expand its efforts.

Gov. Jay Nixon announced the federal grant to The North Campus Thursday in St. Louis.

The program is overseen by St. Louis Alderman Antonio French, whose public profile has grown dramatically since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to return to Jefferson City on Monday after an undercover, whirlwind trip to Afghanistan over the weekend.

It was Nixon’s fourth trip to the war zone, where U.S. troops have been present for more than a decade.

According to the governor’s office, he “arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday as part of a delegation of four U.S. governors that included Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Tennessee Gov. William Haslam.”

Supporters of a Missouri prison inmate serving life without parole for a marijuana conviction are stepping up their efforts to persuade Gov. Jay Nixon to grant clemency.

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Four newly appointed Missouri Lottery Commission members say they want to make the agency more efficient so that more of its proceeds can go to education.

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Of the numerous items Missouri legislators will consider during this veto session, Senate Bill 841 has state health advocates paying attention. The bill's main purpose was to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. But these good intentions may have led lawmakers astray.

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  Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is accusing Gov. Jay Nixon of violating the state constitution by making budget cuts in 2012.

This week's edition of Politically Speaking is fully focused on Wednesday's veto session. St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies welcomed state Rep. Caleb Jones, R-Boone County, to our St. Louis studio to tell us what to expect. 

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys for Missouri death row inmate Earl Ringo Jr. are asking Gov. Jay Nixon to halt the execution scheduled for next week over concerns that race was a factor in Ringo's conviction and death sentence.

Ringo, who is black, was convicted of killing two people in a Columbia restaurant robbery in 1998. Attorney Kay Parish says Ringo was tried by a white judge and sentenced to death by an all-white jury. Her request to Nixon on Thursday also asks that the governor appoint an independent board of inquiry to examine the role race played in the case.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has lifted the state of emergency that he imposed several weeks ago in Ferguson – thus ending his power to replace St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch as the head of the local investigation into the police shooting that set off the community’s unrest.

Executives with Noranda, the aluminum-smelting operation in southeast Missouri, are following through with their threats of cutbacks as a result of the Public Service Commission’s refusal to cut their electric bill.

Noranda now plans to lay off up to  200 workers over the next six months at its New Madrid plant, and is suspending its planned $30 million expansion project, said  chief executive Kip Smith at a news conference Tuesday.

As the state – and his reputation – seeks to move beyond Ferguson, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is rekindling his longstanding pitch in favor of expanding Medicaid.

And Nixon may be seeking to subtly link the expansion with Ferguson’s headline-grabbing racial and economic unrest, by emphasizing what the state has been giving up in federal money – and what he said has resulted in less help to those who need it.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has asked federal officials to issue an economic-injury disaster declaration in St. Louis County so that businesses can get aid following looting in Ferguson.

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Gov. Jay Nixon is urging Missouri school administrators to lobby legislators to uphold his vetoes of various tax breaks.

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