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Missouri lawmakers could have to cut about $370 million from Governor Jay Nixon's budget if they don't want to go along with his financial assumptions.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing $30 million of additional state spending for early childhood education programs.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing to spend $37.1 million to boost wages for state government workers.

State of the State address: Live blog

Jan 21, 2014

Update 8:59pm:

That wraps up the discussion and live coverage of the governor's State of the State address this evening. Our panelists were Sen. John Lamping, Rep. Chris Kelly, and Phill Brooks, director of the state reporting program for the Missouri School of Journalism. Thanks for joining us!

Update 8:57pm:

(This event has now concluded. See our story for a full recap)

Welcome to our live blog of tonight's State of the State address from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. 

We invite you to join in on the conversation below - what are your reactions to the governor's speech? How do they impact your life? Do you agree or disagree with him?

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will deliver his annual State of the State address Tuesday night, during which he'll unveil his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2015.

The governor is expected to announce funding increases for both K-12 schools and higher education, along with a warning to House and Senate GOP leaders not to cut taxes.  Nixon vetoed last year's tax cut bill (HB 253) and successfully fought off an attempted veto override last fall.  The Democratic governor is also expected to make another pitch for expanding Medicaid.

Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, has been tapped to deliver the Republican response to next Tuesday’s State of the State address by Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat.

Jones had been on the short list for the response, usually delivered within minutes of the governor's annual speech. Others believed to be in the running had been Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, who has delivered the response several times since Nixon took office, and state Auditor Tom Schweich, who’s running for re-election this fall.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to deliver his annual State of the State address on Jan. 21.

The governor outlines his legislative priorities during the speech and also releases his state budget proposal. Nixon plans to make his remarks at 7 p.m. to a joint session of the House and Senate.

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Governor Jay Nixon was at the Jefferson Day Care Center yesterday promoting his plan to increase funding for pre-k education in Missouri.

The governor recently awarded two other grants to the Kansas City School District, to help provide access to quality education to children in day care before entering kindergarten. The governor's visit to the Jefferson City Day Care Center celebrated the day care center's participation in the so-called "Missouri Start Smart" grant initiative.

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Healthcare reform was on the agenda in Gov. Jay Nixon’s 2013 State of the State address as he called upon lawmakers to broaden Medicaid so more Missourians would have access to healthcare. Nixon’s proposed budget includes an expansion of Missouri’s Medicaid program. Estimates are the plan would add nearly 260,000 lower-income adults to the healthcare program through the use of $908 million in federal funds, money that would be received by opting in to the federal Medicaid expansion.

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From KBIA’s Health, Wealth and Society Desk, the first installment of a weekly rundown of health news affecting mid-Missouri.

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Democratic Missouri Governor Jay Nixon delivered his state of the state speech Monday night;  to a legislature that this year again has enough Republican members that if they all vote together, they won’t even need his signature to alter the state’s laws.

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Governor Jay Nixon pitched a nearly $26 billion budget to the state of Missouri during Monday night's State of the State Address. It includes spending increases for K-12 schools, higher education, and the proposed Medicaid expansion he’s been calling for since late November.

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will lay out his proposed budget Monday when he delivers his annual State of the State address.

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Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones will give the Republican response next week to Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State speech.

The Democratic governor will address a joint session of the Legislature at 7 p.m. Monday in the House chamber.

The GOP response by Jones will be prerecorded and broadcast about five minutes after Nixon completes his speech.

Last year, Jones and Senate Appropriations Committee Kurt Schaefer gave a joint Republican response to Nixon's annual speech. The responsibility fell to Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder during the previous three years.

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The governor wants to cut the state’s Higher Education budget by nearly 106 million dollars, or 12.5%.

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Governor Jay Nixon delivered his annual State of the State Address last night Tuesday night.  He touched briefly on the state budget and other issues, while spending lots of time showcasing his administration’s accomplishments and praising the values of Missouri citizens as he prepares for his re-election bid this fall.  Marshall Griffin recaps the address from Jefferson City:

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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Nixon's state of state address presents budget with wide cuts
  • Nixon to reduce state employee roster
  • Proposed state constitutional amendment would eliminate tenure in public schools

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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Regional news from the KBIA newscast, including:

  • Nixon to deliver state of the state address
  • Missouri Rep. Wayne Wallingford runs for Missouri Senate

  • Senators propose a state constitutional amendment that would double the size of the Conservation Commission
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Jay Nixon will deliver his fourth State of the State Address as Missouri Governor Tuesday night.