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Gov. Nixon receives MACDDS President’s award

Gov. Nixon receives MACDDS President’s award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 21, 2016 Gov. Nixon receives Missouri Association of County Developmental Disability Services President’s award Governor addresses advocates and caregivers for developmental disabilities at the annual conference OSAGE BEACH, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today addressed the Missouri Association of County Developmental Disability Services (MACDDS) conference to highlight the state’s progress on

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Nixon releases $8.7 million, soybean farmers approve

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon is looking to bolster the 2017 budget with the settlement from Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal. The $8.7 million settlement was transferred to the state’s general fund earlier in the week by Attorney General Chris Koster. Governor Jay Nixon announced Thursday that he would use it to offset cuts

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MHTF meets to discuss legislative issues, potential recapture of funds

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Housing Trust Fund Advisory Committee held their quarterly meeting Wednesday in Jefferson City. Leaders from community services providing housing and other support services met with staff from the community initiatives of the Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) to discuss new legislation and updates on trust fund spending. Megan Word,


PSC approves dates for local hearings on Grain Belt Express lines

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Grain Belt Express Clean Line wind energy project is moving closer to finally getting the green light from the Public Service Commission. The commission on Wednesday approved Dec. 7-14 as the tentative time for eight local public hearings on issue of the wind energy project in the counties affected by the

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Agriculture’s storyteller-in-chief

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce doesn’t want to take any credit. He’ll give all the credit to his staff at the department. But if he’s done anything to help lead to contribute to a positive outlook for the state’s agriculture industry, he thinks it’s all mental. “I do not toot

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MHDC holds first hearing in road to funding new housing projects

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Housing Development Commission met in Columbia to hold a public hearing for the first round of permanent financing and tax credit applications across mid-Missouri. Roughly 100 people attended the hearing to pitch projects from Boonville to Osage Beach and Moberly to Warsaw. Two members of the commission heard from stakeholders

Construction crews work to lay the old marble stones back in place on the front steps of the Capitol in Jefferson City. (Benjamin Peters/The Missouri Times)

Deadline announced for construction of Capitol steps project

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After months of construction, the first phase of the Capitol building repairs is nearing completion with a final date set for finishing the project Friday, Dec. 23rd, just a few weeks before the inauguration of the new governor. The Missouri State Capitol Commission released the final date during Tuesday’s regularly scheduled


Clean Line closing in on final order with PSC

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Grain Belt Express Clean Line wind energy project has made significant steps towards getting the final green light from the Public Service Commission. After it stalled in July, the PSC last week gave the go-ahead to finalize a public hearing schedule, which means that a final order on construction of

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Staff won’t get in the way of Westar acquisition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Great Plains-Westar merger can go forward without a complaint from the Public Service Commission Staff. Staff filed a notice Wednesday that they had negotiated an agreement with Great Plains Energy and Kansas City Power & Light Company and would not be filing a complaint. Great Plains Energy is the holding

Release: Auditor Galloway issues report on school data security risks

Top 5 cybersecurity concerns identified in Cyber Aware School audits JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (Oct. 13, 2016) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released a list of the top five data security risks identified in Missouri schools. The concerns were identified through the Cyber Aware School audits initiative, which was designed to increase safeguards against unauthorized