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Final Veto Showdown for Missouri's Most-Overridden Governor

Sep 12, 2016
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  Missouri lawmakers are attempting to expand Gov. Jay Nixon's already historic status as the state's most overridden governor.

Since Nixon took office in 2009, the Republican-led Legislature has overridden 83 vetoes of bills and budget expenditures by the Democratic governor.

That's nearly four times the combined total of all other governors' overrides dating back to the early 1800s.

The high number of overrides is partly because of Republicans' virtually unchecked control of the Legislature.

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A new Missouri law will require the state's Social Services Department to have a third party review welfare rolls.

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday announced he'll let the law take effect without his signature.

Thursday is Nixon's deadline to sign or veto bills. If he doesn't take action on bills, they become law.

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  Governor Jay Nixon announced he will not participate in a European Trade Mission because of recent violence, including the shooting of a suburban St. Louis police officer.

Nixon said in a news release Sunday that the week has been quote "sad and difficult, especially for the men and women of law enforcement." He said that the "safety and well-being of all Missourians" is his "top priority."

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Welcome to Talking Politics. KBIA’s weekly show dedicated to talking about local and national politics. On this week's Talking Politics, KBIA’s Sara Shahriari speaks with Missouri Senate President Pro Tem, Ron Richard, and got his take on some of the Missouri legislature’s most pressing issues. 

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, in one of his first stops since delivering the State of the State Address on Wednesday, talked about efforts to keep tuition affordable.  During the press conference at OTC’s Springfield campus, Nixon said the community college continues to play a vital role in the educational and economic strength of the region.

According to Nixon, the best economic tool our state has is education.  And, he said that’s why he’s taking steps to keep tuition down.


Missouri's governor has declared a state of emergency because of widespread flooding that has led to at least eight fatalities.

Governor Jay Nixon's office said in a release Sunday that weekend flooding has led to eight deaths, dozens of water rescues and evacuations. More flooding is expected while river levels continue rising around the state.

Several roadways have also been closed because of flooding, including a section of Interstate 70 outside St. Louis.

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All six of Missouri's living governors have gathered in Kansas City for a panel discussion on economic development.

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Missouri's Democratic attorney general says an investigation by his office found no evidence that Planned Parenthood in St. Louis is selling fetal tissue from abortions.

Chris Koster's report released Monday said a review of more than 300 abortions performed in June found that all tissue had been properly incinerated.

Koster launched an investigation following state and national outrage, primarily by Republicans, about undercover videos released by anti-abortion activists. The videos show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the transfer of fetal tissue to researchers.

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Missouri businesses could see another drop in workers' compensation insurance premiums next year.
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Missouri's legislative budget chairmen say they don't approve of a plan to use state money for a new St. Louis football stadium.

About $1 million in Missouri taxpayer money is set to go to an education nonprofit tasked with helping at-risk St. Louis youth.

Missouri to Require Notification of Tax Changes

Jul 6, 2015
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A bill to require Missouri's tax collection agency to notify affected businesses of changes in tax policy has been signed into law.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is heading to France as part of a delegation attending the Paris Air Show.

Nixon's office says he will leave Friday and return to Missouri on June 17. He's one of at least a half-dozen U.S. governors going to the international tradeshow for the aerospace industry.

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Service and technology companies based in Missouri will have the option of calculating their taxes in a way that supporters of the measure say avoids double taxation.