Gov. Jay Nixon

File photo of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. (credit: Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images)

Nixon Frees $143M For Education After Veto Session

Gov. Jay Nixon has released $143 million of education funding that he had frozen, because lawmakers sustained most of his vetoes of tax-break bills.

09/11/2014

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Missouri Enacts 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation’s longest waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor’s veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest.

09/11/2014

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Mo. Legislators Pass New Gun Laws

Prospective gun owners in Missouri will be able to apply for conceal-and-carry permits at an earlier age after a bill was passed in both the House and Senate.

09/11/2014

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Missouri Lawmakers Ban E-Cigarette Sales to Teens

Most Missouri teenagers no longer will be able to buy electronic cigarettes after state lawmakers voted Thursday to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill banning their sale to anyone under 18.

09/11/2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks about the shooting death of 18 year-old Michael Brown during a news conference on Aug. 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (Photo: Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images)

Ferguson Lawmaker Calls Governor ‘Coward’

A state senator representing parts of Ferguson called Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon a “coward” for his response to the fatal shooting of a black man and the protests that followed.

09/10/2014

Missouri State Capitol (Jefferson City, Missouri) Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Local Business Owners and Industry Experts Discuss Taxes with Department of Revenue

Business owners and other industry experts complained to a Senate tax committee on the Nixon administration’s changing tax rules without advanced notice.

09/10/2014

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Missouri Lawmakers Target $61M in Veto Overrides

Missouri House members are planning to try to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes on about $61 million of spending.

09/10/2014

Missouri State Capitol (Jefferson City, Missouri) Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Abortion Opponents Pray for Success at Missouri Capitol

About 80 people gathered for a prayer vigil Wednesday morning in the Capitol Rotunda, asking that God would provide courage and boldness to anti-abortion lawmakers.

09/10/2014

Earl Ringo Jr.

Missouri Executes 8th Inmate This Year

Earl Ringo Jr. and an accomplice killed delivery driver Dennis Poyser and manager trainee JoAnna Baysinger at a Ruby Tuesday in Columbia in the early hours of July 4, 1998.

09/10/2014

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Missouri Republicans Push for Gun Bill Win

Missouri Republicans are clashing again with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on gun legislation.

09/09/2014

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