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.
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.
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.