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Nixon requests federal aid for counties that suffered major storm, flooding damage

Nixon requests federal aid for counties that suffered major storm, flooding damage

ST. LOUIS — Gov. Jay Nixon announced Wednesday afternoon that he has requested major disaster declaration — or monetary aid — from the federal government following the storms, flooding and multiple tornadoes that struck Missouri earlier this summer. “Missourians have been hit with high repair costs as they work to recover, local communities and state


DOR ceases the scanning of certain source documents, Nixon signs SB 252

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Department of Revenue confirmed Monday afternoon that they have ceased the scanning and retaining of certain source documents. Michelle Gleba, Director of Communications for the DOR, said Monday in a statement that the decision is pursuant to Senate Bill 252, which Gov. Jay Nixon signed Monday as well. Russ Oliver,

Nixon Presser

Nixon announced $400 million in budget restrictions, cites HB 253 as catalyst

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon told a gaggle of reporters today that he was exercising his constitutional authority over the budget to restrict more than $400 million dollars in state spending for the 2014 Fiscal Year. Nixon said the cuts came in large part as a result about the uncertainty around House Bill

DOR Hearing

Cole County Judge blocks legislative subpoenas of Nixon Administration

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Cole County Judge Daniel Green issued a preliminary order of prohibition today,  temporarily blocking subpoenas issued by a House committee investigating wrongdoing related to the scanning of personal documents by the Department of Revenue. “You’re ordered to refrain from all actions in the premises until further notice,” Judge Daniel Green wrote in

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Nixon vetoes “paycheck protection” bill, representatives discuss difference between House, Senate versions

ST. LOUIS — Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed Senate Bill 29, the so-called “paycheck protection” bill by supporters and “paycheck deception” bill by opponents, Thursday afternoon, which came as little to no surprise to those who have followed the issue. The bill would require public employees to provide written consent before union dues could be taken

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Nixon touts success, new Boeing operations, during trade mission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon discussed the successes and challenges of his week-long trip to Europe with legislators and 14 Missouri companies and institutions during a conference call with reporters earlier today. Joining Nixon and the different business leaders on the trade trip were Senate Majority Leader Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Sen. Ryan

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Nixon signs foster care bills, praises state programs

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon signed two bills expanding services for the state’s foster care children today at the Boone County Courthouse in Columbia, Mo. The bills raise the maximum age a child may re-enter foster care if they so choose and allows for visits of colleges, technical schools and military facilities for eligible


Nixon further defends tax cut bill veto

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — One week after vetoing a tax cut bill passed by almost an entirely party-line vote, Gov. Jay Nixon continued to defend and further explain his opposition to a measure that he says will result in “draconian cuts,” to the state’s budget. House Bill 253, which the Republican majority has touted as

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Legislators plan next step following Nixon’s veto of the tax cut bill

ST. LOUIS — When Gov. Jay Nixon announced that he vetoed the General Assembly’s well-touted tax cut legislation today, supporters of the bill in the legislature immediately started figuring out what their next step will be. The veto comes a week after bringing to light some concerns his office has about a $200 million prescription