Legislature

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Pearce celebrates “home run” higher education bill

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The outgoing Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, held a ceremony Friday with leaders from the University of Missouri, Moberly Area Community College and the Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM) to celebrate the signing of SB 997 by Gov. Jay Nixon last week. The bill covers multiple areas of higher education, becoming something of

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Nixon vetoes omnibus bill for dispute over fees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a bill Thursday that had a wide range of provisions relating to everything from sheltered workshops, fire protection, property managers, and the consolidation of road districts to nuisance abatement ordinances, the taxation of bed and breakfasts, museum district petitions. His official reason for the veto? SB 867 would allow

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Pearce celebrates “home run” higher education bill

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The outgoing Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, held a ceremony Friday with leaders from the University of Missouri, Moberly Area Community College and the Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM) to celebrate the signing of SB 997 by Gov. Jay Nixon last week. The bill covers multiple areas of higher education, becoming something of

Executive Branch

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Nixon signs ag bills at Missouri State Fair

SEDALIA, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon signed several agriculture-related bills at the Missouri State Fair on Friday. Flanked by Missouri Agriculture Director Richard Fordyce, the Democratic governor signed three pieces of legislation intended to strengthen the state’s beef cattle industry, promote the use of farm fuels and cut through layers of bureaucratic red tape for

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Protect MO Families launches prevailing wage campaign

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Committee to Protect MO Families started a new public awareness campaign this week to educate middle class families about the prevailing wage as they prepare for attacks similar to right-to-work. The campaign launched with a video featuring Danny Burlison, a Navy veteran and and Carpenters Union member. The ads will

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Politico picks ‘Star Wars’ characters for MO gubernatorial candidates

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away … OK, not really. It was Thursday morning. On an AM radio show. In Quincy, Ill. Still, that’s when Aaron Baker, director of corporate affairs for Axiom Strategies, took Missouri’s gubernatorial race to an intergalactic level. Baker, in his weekly chat on WTAD’s The Morning

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