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Global building material manufacturer to open a facility in Joplin, Gov. Nixon announces

  Owens Corning’s nearly $90 million project to create more than 100 jobs JOPLIN, Mo.  – Gov. Jay Nixon today joined local leaders and company executives from Ohio-based Owens Corning to announce the company’s plan to open a manufacturing facility in Joplin. The nearly $90 million project is expected to create more than 100 jobs.

Senator Bob Onder Releases Statement on Governor Jay Nixon’s Executive Order

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Lake Saint Louis, July 10, 2015   Missouri State Senator Bob Onder released the following statement:   Governor Jay Nixon’s recent remarks and Executive Order 15-04 on same-sex “marriage” constitute an attack by the Governor on the freedom of religion and conscience rights of Missourians.   The Governor quotes approvingly Justice

Missouri Bar President Commends Governor’s Signing of Municipal Court Reform Legislation

  Bar President Reuben Shelton Comments on Senate Bill 5   Missouri Bar President Reuben Shelton of St. Louis commended Gov. Jay Nixon’s signing today of legislation aimed at improving citizens’ experiences within Missouri’s municipal courts. Senate Bill 5, sponsored by Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, caps the total amount of fines that can be imposed


Nixon signs municipal court reform

Saint Louis, Mo. — Cities around Missouri will have a little less revenue coming in every year after Gov. Jay Nixon signed a bill today limiting revenue from traffic tickets and court fines. Senate Bill 5 is the brainchild of Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, who is also a candidate for state Treasurer in 2016. Schmitt


Nixon signs bill adding new protections for sexual assault victims

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon signed bills sponsored by a pair of freshmen senators today that add new protections into Missouri law for sexual assault victims. At the St. Joseph Youth Alliance in Buchanan County, Nixon signed several pieces of legislation including Senate Bills 321 and 341. SB 321, sponsored by freshman Republican


Nixon vetoes loan regulation bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a bill Tuesday afternoon that would have increased the maximum fee for an open-ended loan from banks, credit unions and payday loan companies. Senate Bill 345, authored by Republican Jay Wasson from Springfield, would have increased the maximum fee from $75 to $100. Nixon vetoed the legislation because

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Nixon issues executive order to enforce Obergefell decision

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Jay Nixon issued an executive order Tuesday afternoon that orders all state agencies to comply with the the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges, which extended the right to marriage to same-sex couples. Executive Order 15-04 officially states that “all departments, agencies, boards and commissions in the


Nixon signs HB 613, will lower housing costs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon signed HB 613 into law making changes and statutorily codifying existing practices regarding property tax collection. The bill will go into effect on August 28. Rep. Sandy Crawford, R-Buffalo, sponsored the bill in hopes to streamline and simplify property tax collection. “These are some technical, but important, changes to

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Resources, products, and heritage dominate new capsule

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon was joined by Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, and Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin on Friday to seal the new time capsule, to replace the previously opened capsule from the laying of the Capitol’s cornerstone on June 24, 1915. The 100th anniversary of the time capsule and organization

Gov. Nixon vetoes bill that would have increased lending fees on consumers 

Governor also vetoes House Bill 1098, which would have weakened financial requirements on trust companies, and House Bill 629, relating to public employee retirement systems JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed Senate Bill 345, which would have increased the fees that lenders, including banks, credit unions and consumer installment lenders, can charge consumers