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Politics
5:45 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

PM Newscast for June 23, 2014

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

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Business
5:43 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Missouri to allow Sunday motorcycle sales

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Missouri consumers will soon be able to buy motorcycles on Sundays.

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Politics
5:22 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Newscast for June 9, 2014

News coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: 

  • A Missouri inmate scheduled to be put to death next week is asking the Missouri Supreme Court to halt the execution.
  • A Kansas City-bound Southwest Airlines jet backed into a stationary JetBlue Airways plane.
  • The Veterans Affairs Department says there are patients who sought appointments through the VA medical center in St. Louis that were never seen.
  • A Missouri lawmaker is calling on Gov. Jay Nixon to not cut dental benefits from next year's state budget.
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Education
3:41 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Nixon announces education funding cuts

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is making more cuts to public education because of a decline in casino and lottery revenues.

Nixon announced more than $35 million of new spending restrictions Tuesday. That's on top of $22 million of restrictions announced in April.

The Democratic governor said lottery and casino revenues are not meeting the amounts assumed in the 2014 budget that runs through June 30. Because the gambling revenues are dedicated to education, Nixon says the cuts must come from that area.

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Politics
4:52 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Mo. lawmakers boost benevolent tax credit caps

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Missouri lawmakers have sent Gov. Jay Nixon legislation to let the state award additional tax credits for donations to maternity homes, pregnancy resource centers and food pantries.

The House gave final approval to the measure with a 121-25 vote on Wednesday. The Senate passed it earlier this year.

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Politics
8:14 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Missouri lawmakers plan override vote on tax cut

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Missouri lawmakers could decide this week whether to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of an income tax cut.

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Politics
7:57 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Impeachment Hearings Against Nixon Wrap Up, No Vote Yet

State Rep. Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove, answers questions regarding the article of impeachment he filed against Mo. Gov. Nixon.

Originally published on Thu May 1, 2014 4:50 pm

A Missouri House committee has wrapped up hearings into three articles of impeachment against Gov. Jay Nixon but has yet to vote on them.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Stanley Cox, R-Sedalia, says he'll seek input from the rest of the committee before deciding whether to hold a vote on the three impeachment articles.

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Politics
8:32 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Nixon Proposes New Medicaid Expansion Program, Catching Legislators Off Guard

Originally published on Tue April 29, 2014 11:01 pm

In the final weeks of the legislative session, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has made a last-ditch effort to resurrect a push to expand Missouri’s Medicaid program and accept roughly $2 billion a year in federal money.

The governor, a Democrat, unveiled his “Missouri Health Works’’ program before business leaders Monday in Cape Girardeau. By coincidence or design, state House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka and an opponent of Medicaid expansion, was also in Cape on Monday with conservative low-tax icon Grover Norquist to highlight a different issue.

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Politics
8:52 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Missouri Gov. Nixon signs budget legislation

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has signed a mid-year spending bill with funding for social services, education and a financially troubled St. Louis County school district.

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Politics
8:32 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Impeachment Hearings Against Gov. Nixon Underway In Mo. House Committee

State Rep. Nick Marshall, R-Parkville, presents his article of impeachment before the Mo. House Judiciary Cmte. on Apr. 23, 2014.

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 3:30 pm

Hearings began Wednesday on three articles of impeachment against Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

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Politics
3:53 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Missouri House panel mulls impeaching governor

Governor Jay Nixon speaks at the Missouri State Fair in August, 2013. Nixon has called the impeach hearings "some sort of show."
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A Republican-led Missouri House committee is holding a hearing on multiple measures seeking to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

The hearing on three separate impeachment resolutions includes one citing Nixon's decision to allow same-sex couples who married legally in other states to file joint tax returns in Missouri. Another measure is critical of the amount of time the governor took to call special elections to fill legislative vacancies.

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Politics
8:25 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Nixon's Latest Tax-Cut Battle With General Assembly Resembles Earlier Fight

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Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 3:57 pm

With a new tax-cut package on his desk, Missouri Gov. Nixon has zeroed in on a new “fatal flaw’’ that his administration says could wipe out 65 percent of the state’s general-revenue income used to fund most state services and aid to public schools.

The details may be different, but the basic argument mirrors last year’s fight, when Nixon successfully killed a tax-cut bill by highlighting flaws that he said would cost the state's treasury – and the public – far more than the bill’s backers had intended.

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Politics
7:56 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Mo. House panel to consider impeaching governor

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A Republican-led Missouri House committee plans to hold a hearing on measures seeking to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

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Politics
8:56 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Nixon taking action on Missouri tax-cut measure

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is ready to follow through on his criticism of a tax-cut plan passed by the Legislature.

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Politics
8:57 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Analysis: Mo. business tax break has wide reach

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A tax-cut bill pending before Missouri Governor Jay Nixon would create a special deduction for thousands of business owners.

Nixon has criticized the measure as a giveaway to lawyers and lobbyists. But that may be oversimplifying the issue.

The legislation would phase in a 25 percent deduction for business income reported on personal tax returns. Many lawyers and lobbyists would benefit because of the way their businesses are structured.

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Politics
8:10 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Design firm picked for Fulton State Hospital

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Missouri officials have selected a company to design plans for a new facility at the Fulton State Hospital campus.

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Politics
4:54 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Missouri revenue up about 2 percent over last year

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A new report shows Missouri revenues were up slightly as the state heads toward the last few months of its fiscal year.

State figures released Wednesday show the state's net general revenue increased 1.7 percent through March compared with the same point last year.

State Budget Director Linda Luebbering says the revenue numbers show Missouri is on pace to meet this year's budget projections set by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's administration. But she added that sales tax receipts are currently coming in below projections.

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Politics
9:15 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Gov. Nixon criticizes $620M Missouri tax cut plan

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A new estimate puts the eventual cost of a Missouri tax cut proposal at more than $620 million annually.

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Politics
8:52 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Kinkade named Missouri social services director

A longtime employee of the Missouri Department of Social Services has been appointed as its new director.

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Politics
4:14 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

House Republicans vote against veto of income tax cut legislation

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Missouri House Republicans were told they could face primary opposition this year if they voted to sustain Governor Jay Nixon's veto of income tax cut legislation.

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Politics
8:27 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Mo. Senate could resume debate on criminal code

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Missouri Senate leaders say the chamber could continue debate this week on a proposed overhaul of the state's criminal laws despite Gov. Jay Nixon's reservations.

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Politics
7:46 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Missouri House Passes FY2015 State Budget

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Originally published on Fri March 28, 2014 4:12 pm

The Missouri House has passed all 13 budget bills with an estimated $26.6 billion spending plan for Fiscal Year 2015, which begins July 1.

During Thursday's round of budget votes, House Democrats began sharply criticizing this year's budget writing process. Along with Gov. Jay Nixon, they disagree with House Republicans about how much revenue they think the state will take in.  State Rep. Margo McNeil, D-Hazelwood, accused GOP leaders of crafting an unnecessarily low budget.

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Politics
7:23 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Missouri's acceptance of same-sex joint tax returns challenged

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A state judge has been asked to put an immediate halt to Missouri's acceptance of joint tax returns from gay couples who got married legally in other states.

The request for a temporary restraining order was filed Wednesday in Cole County Circuit Court. It's part of an ongoing lawsuit brought by several Missouri residents, including officials from the Missouri Baptist Convention. They're challenging a decision by Governor Nixon's administration to accept combined tax returns from legally married same-sex couples.

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Politics
7:19 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Mo. Senate endorses tax cut

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Missouri senators have endorsed an income tax cut that could eventually waive an estimated $464 million a year in state revenues.

The legislation given initial approval Wednesday would cut taxes by half of the amount originally proposed by a Republican-led committee. It could gradually cut the state's top individual income tax rate to 5 and a half percent from the current 6 percent.

It also could phase in a 25 percent deduction for business income reported on individual income tax returns, and add a $500 tax deduction for lower-income individuals.

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Politics
8:46 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Nixon fills post on ethics panel, other boards

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has tapped a Springfield attorney to serve on the state Ethics Commission.

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Politics
8:10 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Missouri governor to sign oral chemotherapy bill

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Missouri cancer patients soon could find it more affordable to take chemotherapy pills.

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Politics
7:57 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Missouri lawmakers spend week on spring break

Missouri Capitol
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Missouri's Capitol will be quieter this week as state lawmakers take a weeklong spring break.

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Politics
3:49 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Missouri commission approves housing tax credits

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A Missouri commission has approved tax credits to build low-income housing after delaying their issuance last year.

The Missouri Housing Development Commission unanimously endorsed issuing about $14 million in tax credits Friday for about 1,600 housing units.

The commission had delayed approving the tax credits in December as part of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's negotiations with certain senators to pass a $1.7 billion incentive package to lure production of Boeing aircraft. Boeing ultimately opted against Missouri.

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Politics
8:29 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Gov. Nixon requests $3.5 million for utility assistance

The harsh winter months have left several low-income families with high energy bills, but Gov. Jay Nixon’s $3.5 million amendment to his supplementary budget might help.

Nixon said Monday that the funding would be included in general reve

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Health
4:27 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

State employees now have on-site access to health care

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Gov. Jay Nixon officially dedicated the Strive for Wellness Health Center at the Truman State Office Building today.

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