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Politics
8:30 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Bradford appointed to Mo. Conservation Commission

A retired state worker who co-owns a 1,000-acre hunting preserve in southeast Missouri has been named by Gov. Jay Nixon to the state Conservation Commission.

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Politics
7:51 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Mo. officials weighing funding increases

Missouri State Capitol
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After years of talking about less spending, some Missouri officials now are talking about more.

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Education
9:26 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Nixon commits to increasing public school funding

Gov. Jay Nixon
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon addressed public school educators in Jefferson City Wednesday afternoon. He said Missouri’s AAA credit rating and recovering economy provide a unique opportunity for investment in Missouri students.

Nixon said if students are not prepared, Missouri’s economy will not survive. He said the challenge is making sure every Missouri student leaves the classroom ready to succeed, and that requires strategic investment from the state.

Nixon said he will be increasing funding in Missouri’s K-12 classrooms in order to fully fund the foundation formula.

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Politics
4:16 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Nixon to lead National Governors Association committee

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he has been chosen to head up a public safety committee for the National Governors Association.

Nixon said Wednesday that the association's Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee focuses on the National Guard, criminal justice and veterans affairs, as well as other security and safety issues.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will be the vice chairman of the committee.

Nixon says committee members try to ensure that the governors' views are taken into account in federal policies.

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Business
8:47 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Monsanto breaking ground on Chesterfield project

Monsanto
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A $400 million expansion announced by Monsanto in April is starting in earnest with a ceremonial groundbreaking at the Chesterfield research center site.

The agricultural products company says it expects to bring 675 new jobs to the region over the next three years.

Gov. Jay Nixon was scheduled to join Monsanto officials at the ceremony Tuesday, just as he did when the company first unveiled the project at an international biotechnology conference in Chicago.

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Politics
8:30 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Proposed cut in food stamps will allow for public input

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps
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An official with the Missouri Department of Social Services briefed a House Interim Committee Monday on Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposed rule change to cut able-bodied adults without children from the food stamp program if they don’t have a job.  

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Education
8:13 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Nixon to raise higher education budget proposal

Gov. Jay Nixon
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says next year he will propose a higher education budget that is “substantially” higher than it has been in recent years.  

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Politics
8:20 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Deputy director replaced at Mo. Agriculture Dept.

More personnel changes are being made at the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

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Politics
4:29 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Nixon to explore reopening national parks

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A spokesman for Governor Jay Nixon said his office is continuing to explore options on how to reopen the Gateway Arch and other National Park Service sites in Missouri.

Nixon’s press secretary, Scott Holste, said in an emailed statement that the Governor’s office has been working with the U-S Department of the Interior on finding the best way to reopen National Park properties.

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Politics
8:51 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Protesters in Jefferson City demand end to shutdown

Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer
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A group of protesters Tuesday called on Missouri Republican Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer to vote to end the federal government shutdown that began Oct. 1. 

The 40 demonstrators outside Luetkemeyer’s Jefferson City office included David Meinell with the group Missouri Alliance for Retired Americans.  He says they want a “clean bill” that will reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling:

“We do not believe what is going on in Washington DC is conducive to good representation," Meinell said. "They’re holding all of us hostage because of their dirty politics.”

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Politics
8:25 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Gov. Nixon proposes reopening National Park sites in Mo.

Gateway Arch in St.Louis
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Missouri has joined a growing list of states looking to reopen national parks within their borders as the federal government shutdown continues.  

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Politics
6:00 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Nixon halts execution, citing propofol concerns

Gov. Jay Nixon
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is halting the execution of convicted killer Allen Nicklasson, citing concerns about the use of propofol as an execution drug.

The decision was announced Friday. Nixon also ordered the Missouri Department of Corrections to come up with a different way to perform lethal injections that does not include propofol.

Nicklasson's execution, scheduled for Oct. 23, had been set to be the country's first-ever using propofol.

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Politics
5:57 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Hagler replaced as director Mo. agriculture agency

Jon Hagler.
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Gov. Jay Nixon has replaced the director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

Nixon announced Friday that department director Jon Hagler had been replaced effective immediately.

The governor's announcement offered no explanation. But the change comes one day after the department's associate director for meat and poultry inspection distributed a letter saying she was resigning because of a hostile and disrespectful work environment.

Spokespeople for Nixon and the Agriculture Department did not return messages seeking further comment Friday.

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Agriculture
9:05 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Sen. Blunt asks corps to halt fish habitat project

A view of the Missouri River
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U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt has added his voice to those urging the Army Corps of Engineers to halt a Missouri River project intended to create a habitat for endangered fish.

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Politics
8:21 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Lead mining company donates to Mo. House GOPs after override

The Missouri Capitol
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A Missouri lead mining company has contributed $10,000 to House Republicans after legislators enacted a law shielding the company from large liability judgments in some lawsuits.

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