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Nixon Opposes Missouri Transportation Sales Tax

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says a proposed sales tax increase is “neither a fair nor a fiscally responsible” solution to pay for transportation needs.

06/02/2014

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Sinquefield: ‘Missouri Has an Idiot for a Governor’

One of the most powerful men in Missouri politics has some strong words for the state’s governor.

05/30/2014

In St. Louis on May 28, Gov. Jay Nixon speaks about a group of tax cut bills passed in the final moments of the legislative session. Photo: KMOX/Allison Blood

Gov. Nixon: Tax Cut Bills That Serve Special Interests Are ‘Irresponsible’

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is blasting the Republican-led state legislature for a group of bills passed in the 11th hour of the legislative session that give hundreds of millions in tax breaks to special interests.

05/28/2014

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Bill Would Allow Responders Give Overdose Antidote

Missouri law officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians could administer an antidote for drug overdoses under legislation on the governor’s desk.

05/28/2014

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Nixon Will Veto Student Transfer Legislation

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he will veto legislation seeking to overhaul a law that requires unaccredited school districts to pay costs for students to transfer to better-performing nearby schools.

05/23/2014

MO State Treasurer Clint Zweifel talks to students at KIPP Middle School in St. Louis about college savings, especially the MOST 529 Plan. Photo: KMOX/Allison Blood

Zweifel Visits St. Louis Schools to Advocate Saving for College

Treasurer Clint Zweifel was in St. Louis Thursday, talking to students about the importance of saving for college, as the price tag for a degree keeps getting bigger.

05/23/2014

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Bill Addresses Openings on State Education Board

Legislation addressing vacancies on the Missouri State Board of Education is awaiting action by Gov. Jay Nixon.

05/22/2014

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McCaskill Backs Missouri Transportation Sales Tax

The proposed constitutional amendment will ask voters to impose a three-quarter-cent sales tax that would last for 10 years.

05/21/2014

File photo of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. (Photo by MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Nixon: Decline in Lottery, Gaming Revenues Leads to Education Funding Shortfall

Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that revenues from lottery and riverboat gaming have continued their steep decline, resulting in an additional estimated shortfall of $35.1 million for the current 2014 Fiscal Year.

05/20/2014

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Missouri Death Row Inmate’s Hopes Rest with Courts

Attorneys for a condemned Missouri inmate remain hopeful that a court will halt his execution, even if the governor has shown little inclination to do so himself.

05/20/2014

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