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Business
10:21 am
Wed January 25, 2012

Missouri casino operators resist tax to fund state-operated veterans' homes

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.

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PM Newscasts
5:00 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Newscast for January 24, 2012

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.
Politics
12:21 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Missouri refinances millions in debt to balance its books

The state has already refinanced the $20 million it cost to build Mizzou Arena
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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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Politics
2:18 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Nixon slashes higher education budget but doesn't want tuition raised

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

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Education
1:19 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Future uncertain for Board of Curators nominee

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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.

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AM Newscasts
12:00 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

KBIA Newscast for January 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
Education and Politics
4:50 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Nixon wants colleges to keep tuition hikes minimal amid cuts

Gov. Jay Nixon
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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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Politics
10:40 am
Fri January 20, 2012

Insider testifies on Mamtek, cites concerns before the deal was closed

Governor Jay Nixon announcing the Mamtek plas in 2012
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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.

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AM Newscasts
10:28 am
Thu January 19, 2012

Newscast for January 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

 

Politics
1:00 pm
Wed January 18, 2012

At State of the State address, Nixon presents a budget with wide cuts

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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:

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AM Newscasts
12:47 pm
Wed January 18, 2012

Newscast for January 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
Intersection
12:28 am
Wed January 18, 2012

State of the State analysis

Panelists discussed how Gov. Nixon's proposals could affect residents of the state.

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

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AM Newscasts
11:00 am
Tue January 17, 2012

Newscast for January 17, 2012

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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
Politics
4:48 pm
Mon January 16, 2012

Nixon to deliver State of the State address Tuesday night

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Jay Nixon will deliver his fourth State of the State Address as Missouri Governor Tuesday night. 

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Politics
4:50 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

Nixon's campaign account has $5 million for re-election bid

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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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