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Politics
5:42 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Mo. House votes to look at Medicaid expansion next year

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After declining to expand Medicaid coverage this year, the Missouri House has passed a bill that would create a committee to study the issue next year.

The House passed the measure 133-27 yesterday. It would create a joint committee of House and Senate members to look at ways to "transform" the state's Medicaid program. The committee would begin at the end of the current session until the 2015 session's start in January.

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Politics
2:48 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Gov. Nixon remains opposed to tax legislation

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Gov. Jay Nixon says he remains opposed to a bill that would raise the state sales tax while cutting income taxes for individuals and businesses.

Nixon released a statement Thursday saying that a sales tax increase would shift the tax burden to seniors and veterans on fixed incomes. He said it "is not the right approach to growing our economy or creating jobs."

His reaction comes after the House passed a bill Wednesday that would gradually cut the individual income tax by two-thirds of a percentage point over five years while also reducing business taxes.

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Politics
5:23 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Career Center closure in Moberly could give unemployed more challenges

Clients of the Career Center in Moberly, Mo. may have to travel as far as Columbia to receive services if the center closes as planned.
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Clients of the Career Center in Moberly, Mo. may have to travel as far as Columbia to meet their unemployment needs if the center closes as scheduled later this month.

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Business
3:42 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

New rail transfer facility helps businesses in Washington, Mo.

Gov. Jay Nixon says a new rail transfer facility in eastern Missouri has already helped local employers expand.

Nixon was in Washington, Mo., on Monday to help dedicate the $4.2 million rail transfer project.

Nixon says the project helped two local businesses expand their operations and create about 330 jobs. He was joined at the event by officials from those businesses — CG Power Systems and Canam Steel.

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Crime
5:20 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Columbia remembers Tom Clements

Tom Clements
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Friends and family gathered in Woodcrest Chapel on Friday to honor the life of Tom Clements, the Colorado Department of Corrections executive director who was killed March 19.

Clements lived in Columbia for 27 years before moving to Colorado in 2011. He and his family attended Woodcrest for 15 of those years. Clements worked at the Missouri Department of Corrections for about three decades, working his way up from probation officer to director of the Division of Adult Institutions.

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Politics
4:41 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Mo. lawmakers send legislation to governor to tax out of state vehicles

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Missouri lawmakers have sent legislation to Gov. Jay Nixon that would levy local sales taxes on vehicles purchased in other states with voters’ approval.  The Governor vetoed a similar bill last year because it did not give local voters a say in whether they wanted such a tax.

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Politics
9:34 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Nixon: 'Mo. Dept. Of Revenue Is Not Forwarding Info On Citizens To DC'

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Thu April 4, 2013 11:17 am

Governor Jay Nixon (D) says the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) is not forwarding information on applicants for driver’s licenses and conceal-carry endorsements to the federal government.

He became exasperated with reporters who asked questions about the controversy during a press conference today at the State Capitol.

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Politics
5:39 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Nixon open to GOP-backed Medicaid plan, but with changes

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Governor Jay Nixon says he could support the House Republicans’ alternate Medicaid proposal, but only if some crucial changes are made.  He met with the GOP caucus today to discuss his Medicaid expansion proposal and their plans to reform the system.  Nixon told reporters that any proposal still needs to expand Medicaid to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.

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Politics
9:19 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Mo. House panel to consider tax overhaul

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A Missouri House committee plans to hear testimony this week on a contentious tax overhaul that has already cleared the state Senate.

The Republican-backed measure would gradually reduce the state's income tax rate by three-quarters of a percentage point over five years while gradually raising the state sales tax by half a percentage point over the same period.

Politics
4:15 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Gov. Nixon announces trade agreements with Taiwan and South Korea

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Nearing the conclusion of a week-long trip to Asia, Gov. Jay Nixon Thursday announced trade agreements with Taiwan and South Korea totaling $1.9 billion in Missouri goods for the next four years.

Nixon says Missouri farmers will feel a positive impact from these arrangements, noting that the state’s corn and soybeans are recognized for their quality, and that Missourians can deliver the quantities within these agreements.

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Politics
3:31 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Missouri makes $700 million in export deals with Taiwan

Soybean products are just an example of products being sold to Taiwanese consumers.
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Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri has signed off on deals to sell $700 million of products to Taiwanese consumers over the next four years.

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Politics
8:55 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Mo. labor dept. director appointed to new post

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The director of the Missouri's labor department has been appointed to a new position as an administrative judge for workers' compensation cases.

Governor Jay Nixon's office said Monday that Larry Rebman will serve as a workers' compensation judge in Kansas City, where he previously worked as an attorney concentrating in employment matters.

Rebman has led the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations since Nixon became governor in 2009. He also previously worked as an assistant state attorney general.

Politics
8:25 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends Benevolent Tax Credits Bill To Gov. Nixon

(Tim Lloyd for St. Louis Public Radio)

Originally published on Thu March 14, 2013 12:01 pm

Two sets of tax credits were passed by Missouri lawmakers Wednesday and sent to Governor Jay Nixon (D).

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Politics
3:35 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Mo. high court hearing challenge to spending cuts

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The Missouri Supreme Court is examining whether the governor has wide discretion to cut spending, even when revenues aren't running short.

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Politics
7:44 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Mo. high court hearing challenge to spending cuts

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Lawyers for Missouri's governor and auditor are battling before the state Supreme Court over the governor's power to make spending cuts.

The Supreme Court was to hear arguments Wednesday on the constitutionality of about $170 million of budget cuts announced by Gov. Jay Nixon in June 2011 and challenged by Auditor Tom Schweich (schwyk).
The case is an appeal of a July decision by a Cole County judge, who ruled that Nixon had a legal right to cut spending but also said that Nixon should not have been able to transfer money among various budgeted purposes.

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