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U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt criticized the president for his lack of leadership during a stop in Kansas City Tuesday. At the same time, President Barack Obama and French President François Hollande held a joint press conference and called for increased cooperation to fight the Islamic State.

“What happens when the United States fails to provide leadership in the world is bad things and more disruptive things fill that leadership vacuum,” says Blunt.

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A Missouri lawmaker is seeking a special legislative session aimed at preventing Gov. Jay Nixon from allowing Syrian refugees to resettle in the state.

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Legislation sent from St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay's office to aldermen says about two-thirds of the city taxes generated by a new NFL stadium would go to the team that plays there.

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Missouri officials and mental health advocates say the state is making progress toward improving mental health care, but a lack of resources is a continuing problem.

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Missouri's largest electric company has announced a $2.5 million initiative that will focus on education, economic development and energy assistance in St. Louis and North St. Louis County.

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Missouri's governor says an annual federal grant that assists the state's crime victims will be four times larger than last year's total at $36.7 million.

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Gov. Nixon announced Thursday that he is appointing Dr. Anne Heyen to the Missouri State Board of Nursing, pending approval from the senate.

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A new building is in sight for the Sedalia Head Start Program. Governor Jay Nixon announced Thursday that the state will award nearly one million dollars to go to the program. Sedalia Head Start currently enrolls 97 children but the new building will expand service to 115 children meeting income eligibility requirements. Currently 89 of the 97 children enrolled are at 100 percent or below of federal poverty guidelines. Other children qualify by being categorically eligible meaning homeless, or in foster care and having diagnosed disabilities.

Governor Nixon Undergoes Double Knee Replacement

Sep 23, 2015
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is recovering after undergoing knee replacement surgery on both legs.

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Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon says he's still reviewing legal uncertainties surrounding a proposal to enact one of the nation's most restrictive unemployment laws in Missouri.

Nixon said Thursday that he has questions about legal issues surrounding the measure. The law cuts unemployment benefits to as few as 13 weeks if the unemployment rate drops below 6 percent.

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Missouri's Republican-led Legislature will be meeting to consider overriding more than a dozen vetoes made by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, including several on bills affecting workers' paychecks.

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Enough Missouri senators appear to support an unemployment bill to vote to overturn Democratic Governor Jay Nixon's veto. 

Nixon Confident in St. Louis as 'NFL City'

Aug 12, 2015
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he is confident in St. Louis as an NFL city, even if Rams owner Stan Kroenke succeeds in moving his franchise back to Los Angeles.

Amid GOP calls that he give back the money, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says any controversy over $50,000 that he recently received from the national UAW misses the point of why he vetoed an anti-union bill known as “right to work.”

“This is not partisan to me,’’ Nixon said in an interview Thursday after an unrelated news conference to herald a new business coming to the city’s Grand Center area.

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has received hundreds of messages urging action as he considers pending student transfers legislation. 

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  Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is traveling to the nation's capital to participate in a panel discussion about exports sponsored by a presidential advisory council. Nixon departed yesterday for Washington and is scheduled to be a part of a meeting today of the President's Export Council. 

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Governor Nixon is expected to approve a plan for roughly $300 million in bonds to repair state buildings. 

National roofing manufacturer GAF announced Thursday it will not go through with plans to build a new plant in Moberly.

As expected, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed the “right-to-work” bill passed by state lawmakers just before their session ended last month.

The measure would stop employers from making union dues a condition of employment. As it stands now, unions and businesses can make that requirement if a majority of workers have voted to be in a union.

Senior Savings Protection Act Sitting On Nixon's Desk

Jun 2, 2015
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Legislators sent Senate Bill 244 to Gov. Jay Nixon on May 27. If signed, the bill would create the Senior Savings Protection Act. The act would allow professionals in financial institutions to delay or refuse disbursements from the accounts of qualified individuals if they suspect financial exploitation. Qualified individuals include people older than the age of 60 and individuals between the ages of 18-59 who have a disability.

Gov. Nixon Breaks Ground on New Mental Hospital

May 27, 2015
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  Local and state officials picked up shovels to do their part digging a new psychiatric hospital. Governor Jay Nixon spoke today at the ceremonial ground breaking of the new Fulton State Psychiatric Hospital campus.

Lawmakers Send Fewer Tax Changes to Nixon

May 20, 2015
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  The Republican-controlled Missouri Legislature has sent several small tweaks to the state's tax code to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon this session.

Limits on monetary damages in medical malpractice lawsuits have been reinstated in Missouri.

Gov. Jay Nixon signed Senate Bill 239 into law Thursday at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City. The state's Supreme Court overturned the previous limits three years ago. Since 2005 they had been at $350,000.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says continued revenue growth means he can release an additional $67 million he initially restricted for this year's budget.

With three weeks left in the 2015 legislative session, Missouri lawmakers have passed all 13 bills that make up the state's $26 billion spending plan for Fiscal 2016, which begins July 1.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he has concerns about a bill passed by lawmakers that would reduce how long people can receive welfare benefits.

Gov. Nixon re-launches 100 Missouri Miles Challenge

Apr 16, 2015
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The Missouri Governor renewed his challenge to  Missourians to get outside and stay healthy.

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Governor Jay Nixon has issued his first veto of the season on a measure he says would unfairly penalize experienced school administrators.

The bill Nixon vetoed Friday would have barred former school superintendents from serving on school boards in the same district where they worked.

While in Europe, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s trade entourage has held a lot of meetings, but so far has yet to strike any deals.

That was the message in the governor’s progress report, delivered via a telephone call Wednesday from Munich in Germany.

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Missouri homeowners can now receive benefits for conserving energy. On Friday, Gov. Jay Nixon launched the Missouri Home Energy Certification, in an effort to recognize energy-efficient homes.