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

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Nixon's trip to Brazil.
  • Columbia's local election.
  • Novinger's possible sales tax.

Nixon to travel to Brazil on trade mission

Apr 3, 2012

 

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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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.

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

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

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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

Mexico auto parts manufacturer plans to add jobs

Mar 27, 2012
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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was in Mexico Tuesday to announce more job creation in the state.

Newscast for March 27, 2012

Mar 27, 2012
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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.
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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.

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
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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.

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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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to the state budget for next year.  As St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin tells us, Republican leaders pushed through their plan to restore higher education cuts proposed by Governor Jay Nixon by refusing to fund a program for blind residents.

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Missouri's proposed budget looks $1 billion bigger, thanks to hundreds of additions by the House Budget Committee.

Nixon vetoes two bills during legislative spring break

Mar 16, 2012

Governor Jay Nixon vetoed House Bill 1219 today. 

Politicians tussle over health care for the blind

Mar 14, 2012
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Governor Jay Nixon told reporters yesterday that lawmakers in Jefferson City are trying to balance the state budget on the backs of some of the state's neediest: poor blind people. But members of the House budget committee said cuts to health care for blind Missourians are necessary to pay for higher education, which the governor wants to trim. 

Newscast for March 14, 2012

Mar 14, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: 

  • MU’s Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute will cease to exist. The nuclear engineering department has been split in two, with the transition expected to be finalized by July 1. KBIA’s Nick Gass gauged the reaction among student and faculty researchers.

  • Three Missouri communities will share more than $62,000 in federal grants for historic preservation projects.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Governor Nixon asking for funding for the blind.
  • MU dissolves Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute.
  • FEMA turns down Missouri's request for disaster aid.

Nixon asks House to fund healthcare for blind

Mar 13, 2012

Governor Jay Nixon is calling on the Missouri House to restore health care funding for low income blind people, after a committee voted last week to cut the program from next year’s budget.

Newscast for March 13, 2012

Mar 13, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Gov. Nixon's request for FEMA aid denied.
  • Schweich blasts state and local governments for not adhering to Sunshine Laws.
  • A MU backup quarterback is arrested in Columbia.

This is regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A look back as state legislators take their spring break
  • Governor Nixon sends off a troop from the Missouri National Guard
  • Branson city officials assess the damage after February's tornado
  • Columbia officials revise their Enhanced Enterprise Zone plans
  • Columbia residents to vote on funding for Columbia Public Schools

Members of a Missouri National Guard Agribusiness Development Team have received a sendoff from Gov. Jay Nixon as they prepare for deployment to Afghanistan.

The House Budget Committee approved a plan Wednesday to reverse Governor Nixon’s proposed cuts to the Higher Education Budget. 

The Missouri Senate has given final approval to legislation changing the rules for lawsuits over workplace discrimination.

Newscast for March 7, 2012

Mar 7, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • A Missouri Senate bill supports a change to adoptions in the state's foster care process.
  • Missouri's state auditor weighs a senatorial run.
  • The state Senate endorses legislation that would restrict public contracts with Iran.
  • Women earn only 74 cents to the dollar compared to men in Missouri.
  • Missouri lawmakers send Gov. Jay Nixon a workers' compensation bill.
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Missouri lawmakers have sent the governor a bill that would prohibit employees from suing co-workers for injuries they sustain on the job.

Missouri falls below expected revenue in February

Mar 2, 2012
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The Missouri Office of Administration released today the General Revenue report for February. 

According to the report, general revenue collections have increased 2.4 percent in the 2012 fiscal year. But so far, that’s below the projected 2.7 percent increase. State Budget Director Linda Luebbering  says the state is confident it will meet projections, due to pay raises and an increase in jobs.

Newscast for March 1, 2012

Mar 1, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • More coverage of storms in southern Missouri.
  • Missouri unemployment rate falls.
  • Gov. Jay Nixon releases millions for K-12 budget.

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