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AM Newscasts
10:11 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Newscast for Friday, June 22, 2012

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Nixon to address 2013 budget
  • Columbia Police release internal complaint numbers
  • Yahweh's Restoration Ministry to broadcast on national television
Politics
8:16 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Nixon to address 2013 budget

Jacob Fenston KBIA

Administrators of Missouri universities and social services programs may soon learn whether their budgets will be cut for the upcoming year. Governor Jay Nixon plans to announce today whether he is making any reductions to the state's budget and, if so, which programs will be targeted.

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Politics
9:16 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Cell phone tracking bill currently before Gov. Nixon

The bill before Nixon would require cell phone companies to provide police with the location of any customer who's been reported missing.
File KBIA

Among the more than 110 bills passed by Missouri lawmakers this year is one designed to help law enforcement officers track a missing person through the potential victim’s cell phone signal.

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Politics
4:40 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Missouri Legislature officially ends its 2012 session

Missouri's annual legislative session has officially come to a close.

Lawmakers stopped debating and passing legislation on May 18 in compliance with a constitutional deadline.

But the session officially ended Wednesday, when leaders of the House and Senate signed the bills that passed, delivered them to the governor and banged the gavel for the final time.

A total of 114 bills and proposed constitutional amendments passed the Legislature during its 2012 session.

Gov. Jay Nixon has 45 days to sign or veto legislation.

Politics
4:37 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Missouri veterans nursing homes to get casino fees

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation redirecting casino fees to nursing homes for military veterans.

The legislation signed into law Wednesday provides a dedicated funding stream for the state's seven nursing homes that serve about 1,300 veterans.

Casinos already pay a per-person fee to the state. Most of that money has gone to early childhood programs. But the new law redirects the bulk of those fees to veterans homes.

Politics
9:04 am
Thu May 24, 2012

MU fraternity embroiled in gubernatorial spat

MU fraternity Beta Theta Pi has become involved in a gubernatorial dispute after hanging up a banner supporting Republican candidate Dave Spence.
File KBIA

A fraternity at the University of Missouri-Columbia is removing a Republican campaign banner after concerns were raised by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon's communications director.

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Politics
6:36 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Gov. Nixon optimistic over reaching a deal over workers compensation

Nixon previously vetoed legislation that would have placed work-related diseases under worker’s compensation coverage, instead of letting parties go to court.
File KBIA

With just a few days left to go in Missouri’s legislative session, Governor Jay Nixon says he’s optimistic about reaching a deal with lawmakers on workers’ compensation legislation he previously rejected.  While visiting a medical supplies company in North Kansas City on Tuesday to highlight positive economic and employment trends in the state, Nixon said he met with lawmakers Monday evening, before continuing work on the workers’ comp legislation.

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PM Newscasts
5:37 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Newscast for May 1, 2012

Regional coverage from the KBIA news room, including:

  • Health centers receive 10 million dollars.
  • Nixon agrees to compromise on workers' compensation.
  • A Boone County judge urges the retrial of a man serving a life sentence.
Politics
5:54 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Nixon urges lawmakers pass several key budget items

With three weeks left in the legislative session, Governor Jay Nixon is urging lawmakers to fund

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Science, Health and Technology
4:44 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Missouri energy companies to collaborate on developing nuclear reactors in Callaway County

 

Westinghouse and St. Louis-based Ameren Missouri will collaborate on developing small modular nuclear reactors, or SMR’s, and will seek to build them at Ameren’s Callaway County plant. 

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Politics
8:58 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Legislative leaders wrangle over bills with Nixon

Missouri legislators and Gov. jay Nixon are searching for common ground on two workplace reform bills.
File KBIA

Republican leaders in the Missouri House say they’ve been negotiating with Democratic Governor Jay Nixon over the two bills he vetoed in March.

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PM Newscasts
5:47 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Newscast for April 16, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon raised $1.7 million this past quarter, helping build a campaign account of more than $6 million for his re-election bid. 
  • Council to discuss Westwood Avenue trees issue.
  • Ryan Ferguson's evidentiary hearing starts Monday in Jefferson City.
  • State representative push bills to help seniors living on fixed income.
Politics
3:00 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Mo. Gov. Nixon raises $1.7M to start 2012

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon raised $1.7 million this past quarter, helping build a campaign account of more than $6 million for his re-election bid.

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PM Newscasts
5:59 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Newscast for April 12, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Missouri Senate Committee approves $24 billion budget plan that cuts funding for social services.
  • Gov. Jay Nixon appoints St. Louis trial judge to serve on state Court of Appeals.
  • Legislation allowing Missourians to place their cell phones numbers on No Call List moving forward.
  • State Department of Health and Senior Services confirms seven cases of E. coli. 
Politics
4:20 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Judge Quigless appointed to Missouri appeals court

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed a St. Louis trial judge to serve on the state Court of Appeals.

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Education
5:05 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Lottery allows restoration of education funding

 

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is restoring about $6.8 million that he previously cut from public education because of budget concerns.

Nixon's administration said Tuesday it is providing $5 million for transportation assistance at K-12 schools and $200,000 for fine arts and scholars academies.

Cuts to two scholarship programs also were reversed. The Access Missouri scholarship will get more than $357,000 and nearly $650,000 will go to the A+ Schools program.

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Education
4:08 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Missouri Senate considering higher education budget increases

The State Senate is considering a budget that would increase funding for elementary and secondary schools and hold higher education funding steady. 

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PM Newscasts
5:28 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Newscast for April 3, 2012

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Nixon's trip to Brazil.
  • Columbia's local election.
  • Novinger's possible sales tax.
Politics
5:22 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Nixon to travel to Brazil on trade mission

 

Governor Jay Nixon will travel to Brazil this month on a trade mission. The trip comes on the heels of the news that Missouri saw its strongest year ever for exports in 2011.  The governor will travel with a delegation of business leaders hoping to expand their exports to the South American nation. According to the governor’s office, several Missouri businesses are expected to negotiate contracts with Brazilian customers during the trip.

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Politics
8:52 am
Fri March 30, 2012

House unlikely to override veto on workers' comp bill

Jacob Fenston KBIA

The Missouri Senate yesterday overrode a veto by Governor Jay Nixon to a measure that would make changes to the state’s workers’ compensation system. But that move will likely have no effect, as there is little chance the House will also override the Governor’s veto.

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PM Newscasts
6:00 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Newscast for March 29, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A judge throws out a voter ID proposal
  • A new plan for managing Hinkson Creek
  • State Senators attempt to override a Governor's veto
NPR Story
5:28 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Mo. Senate overrides veto on workers' comp, but the House likely won't

Originally published on Thu March 29, 2012 4:04 pm

The Missouri Senate today overrode a veto by Governor Jay Nixon (D) that would make changes to the state’s workers’ compensation system.

But the likelihood that the House will also override the Governor’s veto is virtually nonexistent, according to Majority Floor Leader Tim Jones (R, Eureka).  He says they just don’t have the votes, even within their own party.

“We would have to first convince our caucus," Jones said.  "And even if we did, we’re still simply three votes short on a bill that no Democrat, I believe, has supported to this point…that’s a tough vote.”

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Politics
2:54 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Jay Nixon calls budget approved by Mo house "dead wrong"

KBIA file photo

That’s because it restores funding for higher education by cutting a health care program for the blind.

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PM Newscasts
5:49 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Newscast for March 27, 2012

Hundreds gather inside the state capitol in Jefferson City, MO on March 27, 2012
Marshall Griffin KWMU

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Thousands gathering for rallies in Jefferson City
  • A jobs announcement in Mexico, MO
  • The stealth bombers at a Missouri Air Force Base are getting some expensive updates
Business
3:19 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Mexico auto parts manufacturer plans to add jobs

Gov. Jay Nixon speaks at a press conference in Mexico, MO on March 27, 2012
Addison Walton KBIA

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was in Mexico Tuesday to announce more job creation in the state.

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AM Newscasts
9:00 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Newscast for March 27, 2012

St. Louis Co. State Sen. Jane Cunningham says she will not seek re-election.
File KBIA

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News  room, including:

  • A St. Louis Co. state senator decides to not run for re-election
  • Columbia hosts renewable energy conference
  • A new GOP candidate enters race for Mo. governor.
Politics
5:57 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Abortion foe enters race for governor

The governor's mansion in Jefferson City.
Missouri Division of Tourism

Another candidate joined the Missouri gubernatorial race today. Candidate Fred Sauer currently heads Missouri Roundtable for Life, a group that opposes abortion and embryonic stem cell research.

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PM Newscasts
6:09 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Newscast for March 23, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A victory for Missouri voters
  • Zebra mussels found near Kansas City
  • St. Charles County reschedules their caucus
  • Senator Claire McCaskill will run for re-election
  • Jefferson City Memorial Airport gets federal funds for repairs
  • A Mexico ambulance service will be postponed due to infrastructure issues
  • A new bill proposes a tax hike in cigarette sales
Politics
5:53 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

New bill may cause tax-hike on cigarettes

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The latest bill would raise the state’s cigarette tax from 17 cents per pack to a dollar and 9-and-a-half cents per pack.

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Education
3:38 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Missouri House budget funds education, cuts blind aid

The Missouri House has passed all 13 bills that make up the state’s budget and sent them to the Senate.  The process took longer than expected, because of the large number of Democrats who took issue with cutting funding to blind pensions and for not spending enough on K-through-12 schools. 

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