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Nixon to travel to Cuba on trade mission

Nixon to travel to Cuba on trade mission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon will not be spending most of Memorial Day weekend at barbecues like most Americans. Instead, Nixon will be leading a delegation of Missouri business leaders and government officials on a trade mission to Cuba from May 29 to June 1. With Cuba and the United States normalizing relations

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Department of Insurance rules Aetna-Humana merger in Missouri anticompetitive

Companies have 30 days to respond to order JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Insurance ruled in an order issued Tuesday that a proposed merger between health insurance companies Aetna and Humana was anticompetitive. The order gave the companies 30 days to submit a plan to “remedy the anticompetitive impact of the merger,”

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Kinder asks Obama to rescind ‘Dear Colleague’ letter

Kinder believes ‘Dear Colleague Letter’ is an ‘unconstitutional abuse of authority’ JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder released a letter Tuesday which he is sending to President Barack Obama. The letter asks the President to rescind a recent “Dear Colleague” letter from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to public schools across the nation.

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Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board fails state audit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board has failed a state audit, drawing the ire of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In a report released Tuesday, state auditor Nicole Galloway said the board was, “not functional and is not achieving its primary objective of monitoring regulations that impact small businesses.”

DED names Boone County fastest growing in state

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Economic Development (MDED) released their population estimates for 2015 Tuesday and found that suburban counties and Kansas City have experienced the most growth while rural counties lag behind. Topping the list of the fastest growing counties since 2010 is Boone County, home of Columbia and the University

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Photo voter ID on Nov. 8 ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced late Monday that a controversial photo voter ID measure passed by the General Assembly will go on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot. HJR 53, sponsored by Rep. Tony Dugger, R-Hartville, will amend the Missouri constitution to require voters to verify their identity with a government-issued photo identification. It passed through

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PSC approves adjustments to Laclede, MGE ISRSs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Over one million Missouri customers will see an increase on their monthly natural gas bills after the Missouri Public Service Commission approved requests by two companies to adjust their infrastructure system replacement surcharge (ISRS). The ISRS charge for both Laclede Gas Company-Laclede Division and Missouri Gas Energy (MGE), a division of

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Auditor report studies Missouri in comparison to the country

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Auditor Nicole Galloway released a report Monday morning detailing Missouri’s performance compared to other states in six key areas: economy, education, civic involvement, health, crime and transportation. Data for the report was collected by the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs’ Institute of Public Policy at the University of

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Kinder denounces Obama administration’s decree on transgender bathroom use

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lt. Governor Peter Kinder had harsh words for a new decree from the U. S. Department of Education and the Obama administration that directs public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom consistent with their gender identity. The directive notes that schools who do not comply with the requirement

Attorney General Koster releases statement on the execution of Earl Forrest

  Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster made the statement below following the execution of Earl Forrest:   “Earl Forrest callously murdered three people, including a deputy sheriff, over a box of methamphetamine,” Koster said. “Missouri’s law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day.  They need to know that we

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