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Politics
2:44 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Gov. Nixon's nominees delayed in Senate panel

Governor Jay Nixon speaks at a past event.
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Nominations for key boards and positions in state government are being stalled in a Senate committee.

Senators said Wednesday that a lack of communication with Gov. Jay Nixon's administration was to blame for the delay. Committee chairman Sen. Tom Dempsey says the nominations of Richard Fordyce as agriculture director, Gregg Smith as highway commissioner, and Joseph Driskill and Victor Lenz as education board members are stalled for at least one week.

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Business
8:00 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Nixon says Mo. to pay off unemployment debt early

Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri employers could save $186 million in federal taxes after a revised projection indicates money borrowed to pay jobless benefits will be repaid early.

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Politics
8:48 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Mo. senator concerned about Fulton hospital bonds

Downtown Fulton
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A key Missouri senator is raising concerns about Governor Jay Nixon's plan to issue $198 million of bonds for new mental hospital facilities.

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Politics
8:30 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Mo. lawmakers, governor $370M apart on budget

Missouri Capitol
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Missouri lawmakers could have to cut about $370 million from Governor Jay Nixon's budget if they don't want to go along with his financial assumptions.

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Politics
5:14 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Nixon calls for protections for gay workers

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is asking the state's Republican-led Legislature to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation.

But the measure's chances of passing are unclear. Some Republicans expressed caution Wednesday and criticized Nixon for championing the proposal while ignoring other policy initiatives.

Current state law prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex and disability.

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Education
9:02 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Nixon proposes $30M for early childhood ed

Children in a preschool classroom
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing $30 million of additional state spending for early childhood education programs.

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Politics
8:32 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Nixon proposes 3 percent pay raise for Mo. workers

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing to spend $37.1 million to boost wages for state government workers.

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Education
8:18 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Nixon recommends hospital renovation for classes

Lincoln University
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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is asking the Legislature for $10 million to renovate a hospital for classes at Lincoln University.

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Politics
8:09 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Mo. Senate panel considering gun law nullification

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A Missouri Senate panel is taking up legislation that would send federal agents to jail for enforcing federal gun control laws in the state.

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Business
3:41 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Nixon proposes additional $4.5M worker training

Gov. Jay Nixon
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Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing an additional $4.5 million for a program that offers customized worker training for companies that create or retain jobs in Missouri.

The governor said Thursday the funding boost would go to Missouri Works Training. Nixon will release his budget recommendations next week for the fiscal year that starts July 1.

Nixon's office says Missouri Works Training last year helped train more than 35,000 workers at 339 companies statewide.

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Politics
4:42 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Missouri House Democrats to lay out tax cut proposal

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Missouri House Democrats are preparing to outline a tax cut proposal, despite their fierce opposition to a Republican tax plan last year.

Rep. Jon Carpenter, a Democrat from Kansas City, was expected to file legislation and release his plan to reduce state taxes on Monday.

Another Kansas City Democrat, Sen. Jolie Justus, has signaled that her party would be open to tax cuts under certain circumstance. She says it is a matter of who benefits from the cuts.

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Politics
4:08 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Nixon denies politics in parole board appointment

Gov. Jay Nixon.
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Gov. Jay Nixon says his appointment of a Missouri lawmaker to the state parole board was based on merit and not politics.

Several Republican senators have said they intend to block the confirmation of former House member Dennis Fowler to the parole board because Fowler helped sustain Nixon's veto of an income tax bill last year. Some senators said the appointment looks like a political reward from Nixon.

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Politics
4:08 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Nixon to give State of the State speech Jan. 21

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to deliver his annual State of the State address on Jan. 21.

The governor outlines his legislative priorities during the speech and also releases his state budget proposal. Nixon plans to make his remarks at 7 p.m. to a joint session of the House and Senate.

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Politics
4:55 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Nixon pushes for Medicaid expansion in 2014

Gov. Jay Nixon wants a bill passed in 2014 that expands Medicaid eligibility in the state.
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Gov. Jay Nixon is closing out the year by asking state legislators once again to pass a bill expanding Missouri’s Medicaid coverage for lower-income residents.

The democratic governor emphasized that two billion of Missourian’s tax dollars will start flowing to neighboring states that accepted federal funding to expand their Medicaid programs. Nixon says he is still open to meeting with state legislators to hash out concrete specifics of the health care program expansion, which would cover nearly 300,000 more uninsured Missourians.

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Politics
4:48 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Mo., Okla. governors place wager on Cotton Bowl

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin are placing a wager on the Missouri-Oklahoma State matchup in the Cotton Bowl and a food pantry in one of the two states will be the beneficiary.

Nixon and Fallin are wagering food products from their home states that will be donated to a food mission in the winning team's home state.

Fallin graduated from OSU and Nixon graduated from Missouri.

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