Governor Jay Nixon today signed an executive order to close state offices on Black Friday, Nov. 23, in part because state revenues have increased. State Budget Director Linda Luebbering said the state’s revenue collections are up by 7.5 percent compared with last year.
“We’re beginning to see the improving economy’s impact on our revenue collections," Luebbering said. "It’s always a lag as the economy improves – takes a little while for that to start showing up in our revenue collections."
An emergency management team from Missouri is headed to New York to help manage volunteers and donations in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
Governor Jay Nixon's office says the New York emergency management office asked for help from Missouri's State Emergency Management Agency. The request was made through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, which is part of the nation's mutual aid system.