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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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


Russell Bucklew

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.


Russell Bucklew

Nixon Holds Firm on Plans for Execution

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is standing firm with plans to execute Russell Bucklew this week.


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Missouri Lawmakers Send 8 Issues to Voters

Lawmakers have referred an unusually large number of constitutional amendments to the ballot for voters to decide.


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Nixon Announces Plans for 5 More Tornado Safe Rooms

Gov. Jay Nixon was in Troy Monday to announce that community safe rooms will be built at schools in Lincoln, St. Charles, Stoddard, Texas and Webster counties.


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Capitol Perspectives: A Mixed Legislative Record for Missouri’s Governor

Much of the attention of this legislative session has focused on Gov. Jay Nixon’s failed efforts for Medicaid expansion, but there’s another side to the story.