Gov. Jay Nixon

6/1/11-Sixty St. Louis police officers have volunteered to spend a week in tornado-ravaged Joplin, and they left in a caravan of vehicles late Wednesday morning. The officers will assist in the Joplin recovery effort in several capacities, including traffic control, perimeter checkpoints, and patrolling high-impact zones to watch for looters. They even packed shields and other riot gear, though they're not anticipating trouble. They just have it on a "better to have and not need" basis. Before leaving, officers were told very bluntly that they likely are not in for a pleasant experience. "We're told there are a lot of bad smells," a sergeant informed the assembled officers, "including rotting food, dead pets...possibly even body parts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Nixon Plans Announcement About Officer Training Commission

Gov. Jay Nixon is directing a state commission and the Missouri Department of Public Safety to update the state’s training standards for law enforcement officers.

08/06/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon waves to friends before giving the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Nixon Announces $1M Set to Help At-Risk St. Louis Students

About $1 million in Missouri taxpayer money is set to go to an education nonprofit tasked with helping at-risk St. Louis youth.

08/05/2015

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Hanaway Urges Stricter Penalty for Sale of Fetal Organs

Republican candidate for Missouri governor Catherine Hanaway during an anti-abortion rally Tuesday said the penalty for selling aborted fetus remains should be a felony, not a misdemeanor.

07/28/2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

Nixon Calls for Ethics Law Changes After Two Lawmakers Resign

Missouri’s Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that state ethics laws need to be revamped in light of accusations that led to the resignations of two state lawmakers this year.

07/28/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon waves to friends before giving the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Nixon Sets Special Election to Fill Missouri House Vacancies

Special elections have been scheduled to replace three Missouri lawmakers who resigned.

07/28/2015

College-Students

Some Immigrant Students Face Doubt Over Missouri College Aid

With the fall semester set to begin in weeks for many Missouri colleges and universities, students whose parents brought them illegally to the U.S. still face uncertainty regarding financial aid for the upcoming school year.

07/27/2015

Sen. Paul LeVota (Courtesy of the Missouri Gov. official website)

Nixon: Claims Against Missouri Lawmaker ‘Deeply Troubling’

Missouri’s Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon says the claims raise questions about LeVota’s ability to serve in office.

07/23/2015

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Missouri Gets More Than $4 Million for AmeriCorps Volunteers

More than $4 million will go to support AmeriCorps civil service volunteers throughout Missouri.

07/21/2015

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Republicans Ask Missouri Governor to Arm National Guard

Republican lawmakers are calling on Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to arm the state National Guard after a recent attack on two Tennessee military facilities left five soldiers dead.

07/20/2015

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Missouri Measure Changes Process to Regain Driver’s License

Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a measure that could allow those convicted of driving while intoxicated to get back on the road sooner.

07/13/2015

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