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Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Nixon's position on a new oil pipeline
  • An update on the redistricting lawsuit
  • Dave Spence airs first ads for Governor

Governor Jay Nixon is endorsing plans for new oil pipeline that would cut across Missouri.

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A proposal to cut state funding to higher education would be devastating, according to MU Chancellor Brady Deaton.

Speaking on KBIA’s Intersection, Deaton said the 12.5% cut to MU’s budget would set the university’s state funding back to 1997 levels, despite having increased student enrollment by 50% in the time since. He says this would come on top of an already low record of state funding to higher education, with Missouri ranking lowest in terms of per capita funding among southeastern states.

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The use of twenty seven million dollars in federal funds to help create a health insurance exchange in Missouri has come to a complete halt. 

By Elana Gordon, KCUR.

Missouri casino operators say they should not be solely responsible for boosting funding to state-operated veterans' homes.

Missouri House members have suggested adding $1 to the $2 per-patron entrance fee that casinos already pay the state. Gov. Jay Nixon's administration has said the fresh revenue could provide a dedicated funding source for the seven existing veterans' homes and possibly pay for one more.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Nixon withdraws nomination of two University of Missouri Board of Curator Candidates.
  • A bill that would require voters to show photo ID.
  • Regulations that could impact children working on farms.
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Missouri is planning to refinance more than $500 million of debt as part of Gov. Jay Nixon's plan to balance the state budget.

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The governor wants to cut the state’s Higher Education budget by nearly 106 million dollars, or 12.5%.

Future uncertain for Board of Curators nominee

Jan 23, 2012
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The nomination of a Columbia attorney to the University of Missouri Board of Curators remains uncertain as state lawmakers continue to question his gubernatorial appointment.

KBIA Newscast for January 23, 2012

Jan 23, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:


  • Nominee for University of Missouri Board of Curators remains in limbo
  • Bonnie and Clyde's guns go up for auction
  • Nixon cuts University funding but warns against tuition hikes
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is urging college administrators to think twice before proposing large tuition increases in response to state budget cuts.

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A patent attorney who vouched for a Chinese artificial sweetener factory has testified that he became aware of concerns about the Chinese site before a deal closed to finance the construction of a similar plant in Moberly.

Los Angeles attorney Michael Wise testified yesterday by video conference after being subpoenaed by a special Missouri House committee investigating the failure of Mamtek U.S. Incorporated, which had been offered state and local incentives to open a factory in Moberly.

Newscast for January 19, 2012

Jan 19, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri gets 'F' for tobacco control policies, in new report from American Lung Association
  • FDA challenging the use of antibiotics in animals

  • MO chief justice wants to shrink prison


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Governor Jay Nixon delivered his annual State of the State Address last night Tuesday night.  He touched briefly on the state budget and other issues, while spending lots of time showcasing his administration’s accomplishments and praising the values of Missouri citizens as he prepares for his re-election bid this fall.  Marshall Griffin recaps the address from Jefferson City:

Newscast for January 18, 2012

Jan 18, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Nixon's state of state address presents budget with wide cuts
  • Nixon to reduce state employee roster
  • Proposed state constitutional amendment would eliminate tenure in public schools

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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Regional news from the KBIA newscast, including:

  • Nixon to deliver state of the state address
  • Missouri Rep. Wayne Wallingford runs for Missouri Senate

  • Senators propose a state constitutional amendment that would double the size of the Conservation Commission
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Jay Nixon will deliver his fourth State of the State Address as Missouri Governor Tuesday night. 

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has more than $5 million in his campaign account as he heads into the 2012 elections.

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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

  • Missouri senate considers a measure that would try and prohibit government mandates to have health insurance
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says they won't have levees repaired by spring

A proposal has been scrapped by the Nixon administration to borrow money from Missouri’s state universities to help balance the state’s budget.

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has selected the leader of a state-funded technology agency to become his third economic development director (AP).

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newroom, including:

Regional News coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri General Assembly Map, Redistricted
  • Living Windows Celebration
  • Missouri Revenue Report


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Governor Jay Nixon says his administration wisely handled the vetting of a Los Angeles-based company that began building an artificial sweetener plant in Moberly, then pulled out after missing its bond payment to the small northeast Missouri town.

Governor Jay Nixon told reporters during a press event at a Callaway County farm along the Missouri that farmlands damaged by both high water releases and levee demolition must be restored

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon stopped in Kansas City Wednesday for a bill signing ceremony promoting research and technology businesses.

Local residents and businesses in rural Missouri are preparing to get updated internet technology.