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Nixon orders review of Missouri Lottery after revenues plummet

July 23, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Office of Administration is conducting a “comprehensive review” of the Missouri Lottery at the behest of Gov. Jay Nixon to find out why the program’s revenues for education sank 23 percent despite an increase in ticket sales in FY2014. Statute dictates that 45 percent or […]

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Nixon vetoes e-cig bill, signs two more

July 14, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Bills allowing terminal patients expanded access to experimental drugs and make hemp oil available to certain epileptics both got signatures from Gov. Jay Nixon today. The Democratic governor also vetoed a bill that would have changed the way electronic cigarettes are regulated. Senate Bill 841, apart […]

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Nixon vetoes payday loan bill

July 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon used his veto power again today, rejecting a measure that he says would have allowed the payday loan industry to avoid meaningful reform. Democrats have long criticized attempts at so-called “payday loan reform” in recent legislative years as a thinly veiled attempt to […]

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Koster wades into “Right to Farm” debate

July 09, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Less than one week after a Republican lawmaker backed out of a scheduled debate on Missouri’s so-called Right to Farm amendment, Democrat Attorney General Chris Koster announced his support for the measure. Koster announced at the Missouri Farm Bureau headquarters that he supported Amendment 1, which […]

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Nixon vetoes 72-hour abortion bill

July 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Saint Louis, Mo. — Citing the lack of exemptions for victims of rape and incest, Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a bill today that would have tripled the mandatory waiting period for abortions in Missouri from 24 to 72 hours. “This extreme and disrespectful measure would unnecessarily prolong the suffering of […]

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Republicans and Nixon poised for yet another budget fight

June 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Saint Louis, Mo. — For the second time in as many years, Gov. Jay Nixon and Republican lawmakers aren’t seeing eye to eye on the state’s multi-billion dollar budget. Nixon announced Tuesday that he was cutting the state’s budget by about $1.1 billion before signing it into law. Some of […]

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Nixon vetoes SB 493

June 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Saint Louis, Mo. — Saying it would have “exacerbated” existing hardships, Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed Senate Bill 493 — a bill seeking a number of changes to Missouri’s chaotic schools transfer law — and doubled-down on the State School Board’s actions last week in the failed Normandy School District. Among […]

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Nixon announces $786 million reduction in state budget

June 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon met with reporters today to discuss his line item vetoes and budget withholds, which he says is necessary to balance the state’s FY2015 budget. In a frustrated speech, Nixon said that the “budget is dangerously out of balance” and his office has determined […]

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Final PSC meeting draws large Noranda crowd

June 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Several hundred people turned out for the third Public Service Commission hearing, which was in Jefferson City’s Governor’s Office Building. The series of public meetings were held to address Noranda’s two complaints to the Public Service Commission. The complaints have shed light on the profits Ameren […]

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Nixon vetoes tax exemption bills

June 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Calling them “a fundamentally misguided approach to tax policy,” Nixon vetoed 10 bills today that provided special tax exemptions to a wide range of businesses and activities. “These special carve outs and loopholes would undermine local public services and flout the will of voters by eroding […]

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