Governor Jay Nixon

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon briefs reporters on his decision to veto Senate Bill 493 in Creve Coeur, Missouri on June 24, 2014. Senate Bill 493 would have diverted taxpayer dollars to private schools and exacerbated the hardships faced by students in struggling districts and their families. Nixon called on school districts in the region to support the stateÕs plan to improve the financial stability and academic performance of troubled schools.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Unemployment Benefits Override Looks Set

Missouri’s Republican-led Senate appears to have enough support.

08/23/2015

Flooding file photo (KMOX/ Tanya Sinkovits)

Federal Help for Missouri Flood Victims

Counties can seek federal assistance for response and recovery.

08/08/2015

Missouri National Guard members pick up their belongings as they plan their stay at a firehouse in St. Louis during a snowstorm in St. Louis on November 26, 2014. The Missouri National Guard has been deployed to the St. Louis area after events in Ferguson, Missouri. The guard is in the City of St. Louis to watch over fire and police stations and other selected locations during the state of emergency.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri Senators Want Armed Guardsmen

“This senseless sacrifice of American blood at the altar of political correctness must come to an immediate stop,” –Senate Leader Tom Dempsey of St. Charles.

07/18/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announces that St. Louis-area building trades have committed to a 24-hour construction schedule without overtime to build stadium, during a press conference in St. Louis on February 19, 2015. Based on the agreed schedule of three, eight-hour shifts, five days a week, it is estimated that construction on the proposed riverfront stadium could be completed in two years and would save approximately $40 million in construction costs when compared to a work schedule of two ten-hour shifts. The redevelopment proposal, announced in January, calls for an open-air, 64,000-seat stadium on a 90-plus acre site on the edge of the Mississippi River for the St. Louis Rams to play their home games. Standing with Nixon is St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay (L) and St. Louis-area labor leaders. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Missouri Bills That Become Law Under Nixon

Here’s a look at some of the measures Governor Nixon signed or allowed to become law Tuesday.

07/15/2015

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Chesterfield Mercy Health to Lay Off 300

Mercy Health officials say challenges from the Affordable Care Act and lack of Medicaid expansion are to blame for the layoffs.

06/19/2015

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 Signs Bill Aimed at Protecting Seniors From Fraud

A Missouri bill signed by Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday is touted by its supporters as a way to protect older residents and those with disabilities from financial exploitation by giving advisers more authority to act if they suspect fraud.

06/12/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetos House Bill 116, as union officials and legislators look on in St. Louis on June 4, 2015. Nixon says if the legislation passes it would lower wages, squeeze middle-class families, and subject businesses to criminal and unlimited civil liability.  Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Governor Nixon Vetoes Right-to-Work Bill

Governor Nixon has struck down legislation that would make Missouri a Right-to-Work state.

06/04/2015

New renderings of proposed St. Louis NFL stadium (Credit: HOK)

Lawmakers Concerned About Public Funding for New Stadium

The effort to block Nixon has failed in the legislature. State Sen. Eric Schmitt says he can’t make a decision on public funding for the stadium until there’s an actual financing package presented for consideration.

06/01/2015

Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Missouri Legislature Passes $26 Billion Spending Plan

Missouri lawmakers passed a $26 billion budget plan on Thursday for the next fiscal year that would increase basic aid for K-12 public schools while holding spending for social services stagnant.

04/23/2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (Getty/Joe Raedle)

Gov. Nixon Responds To DOJ’s Ferguson Report

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon released the following statement regarding today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice.

03/04/2015

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