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Politics
10:12 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Nixon answers questions on flood protection

Gov. Nixon assured farmers that levees would be rebuilt quickly.
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Governor Jay Nixon met with Missouri Levee and Drainage District members in Columbia this weekend. He and other state and federal officials responded to over eight months of questions from farmers and others on how Missouri’s waterways will be protected from future massive flooding. This is the first time a Missouri governor attended an annual levee district association meeting in over 15 years, and with good reason, as Governor Nixon addressed the standing room only crowd, he branded 2011: “the year of natural disasters.”

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Politics
5:24 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Politicians meet in Columbia, talk flooding

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State and federal leaders are gathering in Columbia tomorrow to talk about ways to prevent last year’s devastating floods in northwest and southeastern Missouri.

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Politics
5:48 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Gov. Nixon speaks with University leaders about cuts

Gov. Jay Nixon
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Two days after promising a decrease to higher education cuts, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon met with university presidents in Jefferson City.

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AM Newscasts
9:02 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Newscast for February 9, 2012

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon says he knew about a possible settlement of a nationwide mortgage fraud lawsuit for some time.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Alyssa Bustamante sentenced to life in prison
  • A workplace discrimination reform bill passes the Missouri Senate
  • Gov. Jay Nixon on his recent decrease in cuts to higher education
PM Newscasts
5:53 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Newscast for February 8, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon explains why he waited to add money to the state's higher education budget.
  • Missouri state Sen. Mike Parson introduces legislation to move back candidate filing deadlines.
  • Alyssa Bustamante is sentenced to life without parole for second-degree murder.
Politics
5:50 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Mo. Gov. Nixon explains proposal delay

Nixon says he knew about the settlement’s general size for the last few months, but felt it was prudent to keep quiet.
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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says he needed to cover all his bases before proposing to add $40 million to his higher education budget.

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Politics
8:43 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Mo. Gov. promises millions to higher education

Governor Jay Nixon announced a possible six percent decrease to higher education cuts in the proposed 2013 budget.
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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says he want to add $40 million to his higher education budget.  The money would come from a proposed lawsuit settlement with five large mortgage banks over foreclosure practices.

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PM Newscasts
5:54 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Newscast for February 7, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Governor Jay Nixon's softening stance on collegiate budget cuts
  • A view of Missouri's "beauty pageant" of a primary
  • Missouri's prosecution of a company that fraudulently filed forms
Politics
5:42 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Nixon softens budget cut to colleges

Governor Jay Nixon's office announced late Tuesday it may reduce the level of proposed 2013 cuts to higher education by six percent.

Columbia Representative Mary Still says while she's encouraged, she still thinks the cuts are deep.

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PM Newscasts
5:56 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

Newscast for February 1, 2012

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Filibuster continues second week
  • The Heart of Missouri United Way adopts a new funding strategy
  • Missouri Republican Senate candidates struggle to match Claire McCaskill's fundraising total
Politics
4:56 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

Mo. senators scuttle Nixon's nominee

In Jefferson City, Mo., Senate Republicans have scuttled Gov. Jay Nixon's nominee to direct the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
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Senate Republicans have scuttled Gov. Jay Nixon's nominee to direct the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

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PM Newscasts
5:18 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Newscast for January 31, 2012

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
Politics
2:56 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Nixon endorses new oil pipeline

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

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Education
9:03 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Cuts would be "devastating" says Chancellor Deaton

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton speaking at an event in Columbia.
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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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Politics
10:38 am
Thu January 26, 2012

Republicans block $27 million in grant for health care exchange

Missouri Statehouse in Jefferson City
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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.

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