Missouri Judge Stops Appointment of Nixon as Public DefenderAn order Thursday by Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce said only courts can appoint defenders.
Audit: State Buildings Not Maintained Due to Poor FundingThere's a nearly $600 million backlog of deferred maintenance on state buildings because of inadequate funding, Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway said.
Missouri Governor Pardons 7 More in Final Months in OfficeThey all served their sentences.
Missouri Governor Defends Record on Public Defender BudgetThe recent pushback comes after lawmakers budgeted a $4.5 million funding increase for public defenders this fiscal year. Nixon then cut that to $1 million.
Missouri State Public Defender Essentially Drafts Gov. NixonThe director of Public Defender System's Public Defender System, wrote in a letter this week that repeated budget cuts have left his office unable to hire enough public defenders.
Suit Challenges Law Requiring Traffic Fine Revenue ReportsThe Municipal League of Metropolitan St. Louis has filed suit challenging a requirement that the region's cities report revenue from traffic fines.
Missouri's Nixon Pardons 8 Convicted of Nonviolent CrimesThey've all finished their sentences and later found work or pursued an education.
New Missouri Law Will Require Review of Welfare RollsNixon said he won't sign the measure, but he's not vetoing it.
Nixon Signs Deadly Force Bill, New Sentencing GuidelinesMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday signed a bill that brings Missouri's law on deadly force into compliance with a Supreme Court ruling from more than 30 years ago.
Nixon Drops Out of European Trade Trip After Violent WeekGov. Jay Nixon has announced he won't participle in a European trade mission because of recent violence, including the shooting of suburban St. Louis police officer.
Nixon Restricts $115.5 Million in New or Increased SpendingGov. Jay Nixon has withheld $115.million in new or increased spending for several programs in an effort to decrease the budget.
Gov. Nixon Allows Expanded Options For Beer Drinkers`We're always looking for ways to give new choices to consumers,'' said Schmitt, of Glendale.

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