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Politics
5:51 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Senate confirms cabinet appointment held up by $5.6M airplane questions

Governor Jay Nixon
File Photo KBIA

Missouri senators have confirmed Gov. Jay Nixon's appointee to a key administrative post, despite concerns about his role in approving the purchase of a new $5.6 million airplane.

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Talking Politics
5:48 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Talking Politics: State of the medicaid expansion debate

Gov. Jay Nixon speaks at his State of the state address in Jefferson City. January 28, 2013.
Credit Ryan Famuliner / KBIA

Democratic Missouri Governor Jay Nixon delivered his state of the state speech Monday night;  to a legislature that this year again has enough Republican members that if they all vote together, they won’t even need his signature to alter the state’s laws.

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Politics
4:48 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Legislators question state's purchase of $5.6M airplane

Governor Jay Nixon
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Some Republicans in the State Senate are expressing outrage that the Missouri Highway Patrol spent more than $5.5 million on a new airplane that could be used by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon and other elected state officials. 

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Politics
8:07 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Missouri state budget debate starts this week

The Missouri state Capitol
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

Missouri lawmakers are kicking off the state's annual budgeting process this week. The Senate Appropriations Committee will take public testimony on education and health care issues at a hearing Tuesday.

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Business
8:01 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Nixon begins second term with auto-industry execs in Detroit

Gov. Jay Nixon plans to be one of about 770,000 people taking in the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this weekend. The AP reports Nixon's interest is in protecting state factories.
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is scheduled to talk with representatives of General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. this week while also attending the North American International Auto Show.

The governor is starting his second term in office by traveling to Detroit to meet with the automobile manufacturers. The trip marks the fourth time Nixon has visited Detroit to meet with auto industry executives since he took office in January 2009.

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Politics
4:30 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Alan Freeman appointed new Mo. Social Services Director

Alan Freeman
St. Louis Integrated Health Network

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed a veteran executive of health care systems as director of the Department of Social Services. Alan Freeman is president and CEO of Grace Hill Health Centers, which operates five health care centers and a community health program in St. Louis.

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Politics
3:36 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

Nixon says arming teachers would put kids at risk

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Governor Jay Nixon is voicing opposition to House Republicans’ plans to allow teachers in Missouri to carry guns in classrooms. 

In a letter to the state’s public school superintendents, Nixon says the proposal would put children at risk and take away the authority of local school districts to keep guns out of classrooms. 

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Crime
4:00 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Highway Patrol investigates threat against Governor Nixon

KBIA File Photo

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says it is investigating a threat reported by Springfield police against Gov. Jay Nixon.

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Crime
8:52 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Governor Nixon calls for moment of silence in remembrance of Newtown

Governor Jay Nixon urged Missourians today to pause today to remember the victims of the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Business
5:42 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

State tax credit commission scales back recommendations

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s Tax Credit Review Commission has released its revised list of recommendations.  Some of the original recommendations have been scaled back: The new list calls for shrinking the cap on Historic Preservation tax credits to $90 million a year, instead of $75 million, and reducing the cap on Low Income Housing to $135 million instead of $80 million.  Former GOP Senator Chuck Gross co-chairs the commission. 

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Politics
8:54 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Nixon had $414,000 left over from campaign

File Photo KBIA

Governor Jay Nixon spent $15.5 million on his re-election campaign and still has hundreds of thousands of dollars left over.

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Politics
8:01 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Nixon visits National Guard members in Afghanistan

Gov. Jay Nixon (D) during a 2009 visit with Missouri soldiers in Iraq. The Dept. of Defense has not yet cleared any photos of Nixon's current trip to Afghanistan.
Credit Missouri Governor's office

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is in Afghanistan visiting members of the Missouri National Guard who won’t be home for the holidays. 

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Politics
8:53 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Mo. gov. candidates oppose court ballot measure

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Democratic Governor Jay Nixon and Republican challenger Dave Spence both oppose a ballot measure that would give the governor greater power in picking Missouri's top judges.

A November ballot measure would change the seven-person panel that nominates judicial candidates to the governor. It would increase the number of citizens named to the panel by the governor to four instead of three, with the rest selected by an attorneys' association. It also would increase the number of judicial nominees the panel submits to the governor to four instead of three.

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Politics
5:59 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Columbia attorney among MO Supreme Court nominees

Brian Turner Flickr

A state nominating commission has selected a Columbia attorney as one of the three finalists to fill a vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court.

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Education
5:26 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

MU School of Nursing receives a grant and a visit from Governor Jay Nixon

Governor Jay Nixon
File Photo KBIA

MU’s School of Nursing will receive a $150,000 grant to educate additional nurses.

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Politics
5:12 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Mo. lawmakers return to Capitol for annual veto session

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Originally published on Tue September 11, 2012 5:27 pm

Lawmakers are returning to Jefferson City for their annual veto session, which begins Wednesday at noon.

House and Senate leaders will attempt to override Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) veto of a bill that levies local sales taxes on out-of-state vehicle purchases.  The issue has heated up, as Nixon’s supporters are running radio ads urging Missouri citizens to call their lawmakers and tell them not to override the Governor’s veto.

Nixon calls the bill a retroactive tax hike on anyone who’s bought a vehicle outside of Missouri this year, while GOP leaders say it will provide much-needed revenue to local police and fire departments and encourage car and boat buyers to shop in Missouri.  Speaker Pro-tem Shane Schoeller (R, Willard) admits the chances of overriding the veto of the vehicle sales tax bill are slim.

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Politics
8:47 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Mo. gov. seeks to avoid veto override on tax bill

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is pressing his case that 122,000 vehicle owners would be hit with a retroactive tax if lawmakers override one of his vetoes.

Weather
8:06 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Governor Nixon warns of increased wildfire threat

KBIA File Photo

Missouri’s drought conditions have increased the threat of wildfires across the state.

Governor Jay Nixon presided over a drought briefing Thursday at the Missouri State Fair for emergency management and public safety workers.

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Agriculture
5:43 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Mo. approves 4,900+ water supply requests

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Missouri has approved more than 4,900 requests from farmers for help in improving their water supplies amid Missouri's extreme drought.

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State Fair
8:38 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Nixon helps kick off annual Mo. State Fair

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon
KBIA File Photo

Gov. Jay Nixon is helping kick off the events at the 110th annual Missouri State Fair.

Nixon planned to purchase ticket for the fair Thursday in Sedalia, then greet attendees at the entrance gate before taking part in the official opening ceremony.

The fair runs from Thursday through Aug. 19. It features the standard fair attractions — lots of livestock, carnival-style rides, concerts and shows and, of course, food.

Nixon and many other politicians plan to be on hand Aug. 16 for the fair's annual governor's ham breakfast.

Agriculture
5:51 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

More water, faster for farmers under state drought measures

Grant Gerlock Harvest Public Media

As the dry conditions and excessive heat continue to bear down on Missouri, Governor Jay Nixon was in Springfield Tuesday to announce emergency assistance for farmers who need access to water.

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Weather
5:13 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Drought causes Missouri state of emergency

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared an emergency because of the recent drought.

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Politics
4:45 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Task force created to try to secure Westinghouse nuclear project funding

Governor Jay Nixon speaks on the creation of a Local Government Task Force to aid Westinghouse Electric’s bid for federal funding from the DOE. July 23, 2012
Jon Ingram KBIA

Governor Jay Nixon announced today the creation of a Local Government Task Force to assist an effort to develop and manufacture small nuclear reactors.

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Agriculture
12:42 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Entire state of Mo. now federal agricultural disaster area

Originally published on Tue July 17, 2012 4:29 pm

Updated with comments from McCaskill conference call.

The entire state of Missouri is now a federal agriculture disaster area.

Seventeen of the state's counties, mostly in the Bootheel, had already received that declaration. Today's announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture extends that declaration to the other 97 counties and the city of St. Louis.

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Politics
3:32 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Nixon signs 12 bills into law, vetoes 10

KBIA file photo

Missouri Democratic Governor Jay Nixon was busy Thursday, making decisions on 22 bills the legislature put on his desk.

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Politics
3:38 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Nixon signs bill aimed to protect seniors and the disabled

KBIA file photo

Governor Jay Nixon is signing legislation Wednesday designed to protect senior citizens from financial exploitation.  Senate Bill 689 expands the definition of financial exploitation against seniors and those with disabilities to include “undue influence…”

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Science, Health and Technology
4:57 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

New law limits work hours at mental health facilities

Fulton State Hospital
Missouri Department of Mental Health

Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation that could provide relief for state employees working long hours at high-security mental health facilities.

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PM Newscasts
5:06 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

KBIA Newscast for June 27, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Gov. Jay Nixon signing one education bill, and vetoing another
  • Nixon also signs off on small business tax credit
  • UM Press closure to go on as expected
  • Columbia Fire Marshal to retire on Friday
Politics
4:55 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Nixon OK's small biz tax breaks and charter schools, vetoes bus route bill

KBIA file photo

Gov. Jay Nixon has signed into law a measure offering a tax break for some small businesses in Missouri.

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Politics
5:18 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Nixon signs and cuts budget

Missouri’s state budget for next year has been signed into law, but Governor Jay Nixon also carved $15 million out of the spending plan that takes effect July 1. 

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