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Nixon, lawmakers, see different paths on “border war” compromise

Nixon, lawmakers, see different paths on “border war” compromise

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In remarks to the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Gov. Jay Nixon called for a moratorium of “discretionary incentives,” that reward companies for moving jobs from one state to another but create no additional jobs. Nixon said such incentives were detrimental to both Kansas and Missouri. “Too often here in


Larry Flynt files suit in Missouri execution case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Joseph Paul Franklin, the serial killer with at least six victims to his name and suspected in a dozen more murders, currently awaits his Nov. 20 execution date at the Potosi Correctional Center in Missouri. His most famous victim, Larry Flynt — whom Franklin paralyzed in an unsuccessful assassination attempt in

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Budget lawmakers weigh in on foundation formula promise

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon made waves during the last two weeks when he made a bold, $600 million promise. At the banquet at the annual  Missouri School Board Association conference, and in other public remarks since, Nixon pledged to fully found the foundation formula by the end of his second term in office.


The mystery behind Missouri’s execution drugs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s supply of the anesthetic propofol, which until two weeks ago it intended to use to execute death-row criminals for the first time in history, was at least partially contaminated and the distributor and manufacturer of the drug are telling two different stories about where Missouri obtained the substance. Last year,


Missouri announces new execution drug

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Corrections issued a brief statement today announcing it added a new compounding pharmacy to produce lethal injections using the drug pentobarbital after canceling the execution that was set to use propofol — which gained coverage in both national and European media outlets. Gov. Jay Nixon announced on Oct.


Nixon pledges full funding for higher education by end of term

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Calling it “the best possible investment the state can make,” Gov. Jay Nixon announced today that k-12 education would be full funded through by the end of his first term and pledged new money for higher education. Nixon made the announcement before a group of more than 100 higher education leaders

Photo also at the top of the page — Chad May (left) and Jon Ross (right) with Teen Challenge: Mid America, a Christian-based rehabilitation program, roll loaves of bread out of the warehouse at Operation Food Search in St. Louis. They filled their loading truck with food to bring back to their location in southern Cape Girardeau. (photo by Brittany Ruess)

Nixon’s food stamp proposal prompts closer look into Missouri’s food and hunger issues

ST. LOUIS — Gov. Jay Nixon filed a proposal with the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules that requires able-bodied 18 to 50-year-olds to be employed or in an educational or training program in order to receive their food stamp benefits. If the proposal is granted, that group of individuals would abide by the SNAP guidelines


More problems with propofol: Nixon changes course, manufacturer denies providing Missouri with the drug

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The anesthetic propofol, which Missouri was intending to use to execute convicted criminals, has at least twice been incorrectly shipped to Missouri Department of Corrections by distributors, Department records show, and the domestic manufacturer of the drug doesn’t know how Missouri came to possess the product. Propofol is the powerful anesthetic


Hagler to leave Dept. of Agriculture, Bozoian appointed as acting director

ST. LOUIS — Jon Hagler, Department of Agriculture Director, is leaving his post as Gov. Jay Nixon appoints Harry Bozoian as the acting director. Hagler has not yet released a statement and calls to the Department were not immediately returned, however, a statement from Gov. Jay Nixon says the governor sent Friday morning says acting