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A new building is in sight for the Sedalia Head Start Program. Governor Jay Nixon announced Thursday that the state will award nearly one million dollars to go to the program. Sedalia Head Start currently enrolls 97 children but the new building will expand service to 115 children meeting income eligibility requirements. Currently 89 of the 97 children enrolled are at 100 percent or below of federal poverty guidelines. Other children qualify by being categorically eligible meaning homeless, or in foster care and having diagnosed disabilities.

Governor Nixon Undergoes Double Knee Replacement

Sep 23, 2015
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is recovering after undergoing knee replacement surgery on both legs.

Governor Nixon releases $5.6 million in withheld funds

Nov 6, 2014
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Governor Jay Nixon has released more than $5.6 million in withheld funds. Nixon withheld the money in June to balance the state's budget and decided to release it on Wednesday. The budget was $800 million out of balance. This money will be set aside for scholarships, library programs, pharmacy assistance and technology startups. Governor Nixon continues holding back a portion of the money for these programs.

Gov. Jay Nixon announced the selection of Chris Pickering as the new state Homeland Security Coordinator Wednesday.