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Sexual education classes in some Missouri schools soon must include information about the dangers of online sexual predators and sexting.

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Legislation to move up the deadline for judges to rule on court challenges to ballot measures has been signed by Gov. Jay Nixon.

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  A new Missouri measure soon will waive fees for certain veterans who want specialty Purple Heart license plates.

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Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that he said would have given some corporate security officers new powers to act like police anywhere in the state.

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A proposed tax break for large laundry and dry cleaning businesses has been vetoed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon for the second straight year.

Nixon announced the veto Friday while criticizing the projected $4 million loss of state and local revenues that would have occurred under the bill.

The legislation would have waived sales taxes on equipment, soap, chemicals, electricity and other items used to clean clothes, but only for businesses that handle at least 500 pounds of clothes per hour and 60,000 pounds per week.

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Missouri soon will require child-proof packaging for liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes.

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Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to sign into law the first significant measure state lawmakers have taken to address concerns raised after the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson. 

The same day the Kansas governor vowed to protect “religious freedom,” Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order to ensure state agencies are implementing last month’s Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.

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Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have allowed Missouri lenders to charge higher fees to consumers while also raising fees that finance companies pay to the state. 

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has issued an executive order mandating that state and local agencies comply with the U.S. Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriages.

That order is aimed at places like Schuyler County, where county Recorder of Deeds Linda Blessing says she’s exploring options on whether she has to comply with the court’s action or Nixon’s order.

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Gov. Jay Nixon has signed an executive order directing state agencies to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision establishing a Constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

Nixon said Tuesday at a news conference in Kansas City he wants to ensure that the ruling is implemented around the state.

Dozens of bills passed by Missouri lawmakers this year remain unsigned as the deadline for taking action approaches.

They include the sole Ferguson-related bill passed during the 2015 legislative session.

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 Missouri soon will have an income tax exemption for parents of stillborn children.

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  Missouri's state budget director says increased revenue growth likely will make spending restrictions unnecessary in the new fiscal year. 

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A new Missouri measure aims to help families financially support those with disabilities.

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Missouri is set to become the first state to spell out the type of eating disorder treatments that insurance companies must cover.

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Mercy Jefferson Hospital is set to break ground in Crystal City on a $135 million project that will focus on adding a new three-story patient tower to the 251-bed facility.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill aimed at revamping the state's student transfer system.

Nixon on Friday criticized expanded options for virtual schools and said the bill didn't address key issues with current law.

Failing schools now must pay tuition if students decide to transfer elsewhere. Districts say that's caused financial hardship as they work to regain accreditation.

Nixon also cited the lack of a tuition cap in his veto. He said without that, schools that are struggling the most would continue to lose resources.

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  Multiple Missouri lawmakers say Democratic Governor Jay Nixon will veto a bill aimed at revamping the state's student transfer law.

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  A new Missouri law will double how much crime victims can receive for lost earnings.

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  A group of St. Louis-area schools are pledging to help two failing districts get back on track.

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Financial advisers soon will have more authority to act if they suspect an older Missouri resident or person with a disability is the target of financial fraud.

Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday signed a bill touted by supporters as a way to protect seniors from exploitation.

Once the bill takes effect, financial professionals can refuse to process transactions if fraud is suspected.

The measure applies to advisers of those over 60 or those with disabilities.

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A contentious measure that would make Missouri the 26th right-to-work state will soon be up for an expected veto.

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 Republican lawmakers are pressing ahead with plans to enact one of the nation's most restrictive unemployment laws later this year — even though Missouri's governor and a former Supreme Court judge claims they can't.

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 A Missouri city near Joplin that sustained damage from the 2011 deadly tornado will get $2 million for road repairs.

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 Governor Jay Nixon is pushing back the deadline for the state's Division of Energy to devise a comprehensive statewide energy plan.

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Missouri lawmakers did not take action this session on additional funds for transportation, a priority for Republican leaders and Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

Approximately 80 home health care workers demonstrated outside Gov. Jay Nixon's office Wednesday, demanding that he sign off on an agreement that could lead to their getting higher wages.

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 A health insurer has agreed to pay Missouri $4.5 million for covering certain elective abortions and failing to cover some autism treatments.

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Gov. Jay Nixon said the University of Missouri-Columbia will receive $10 million in state funds for a new learning center in its business school.