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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (Getty/Joe Raedle)

Nixon: Mo. Will be ‘Very Prepared’ for Anniversary of Brown’s Death

Nixon says his focus is on what he calls the two pillars of “speech and safety.”

07/30/2015

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Illinois Prison Population Down, Still Overcrowded

Governor Rauner wants to reduce the number of prisoners by 25 percent over the next decade.

07/27/2015

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Republican Sen. Dixon Enters Race for Missouri Governor

State Sen. Bob Dixon joined four other announced Republican candidates vying for Missouri governor in 2016, touting his Christian faith and conservative views during an announcement Monday on the front porch of his Springfield home.

07/20/2015

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Gov. Nixon Supports St. Louis’ Effort to Raise Minimum Wage

A minimum wage increase was approved in Kansas City and now Nixon supports one here as well.

07/17/2015

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Missouri Changes Insurance Requirements for Eating Disorders

Nixon signed a bill to require insurers to cover eating disorders beyond the point of a person getting back to a certain weight.

06/29/2015

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Nixon to Veto Student Transfers Bill

The veto likely will mean the end of requiring failing districts to pay for students to transfer to better-performing ones nearby.

06/26/2015

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

St. Louis News Editors Spar Over Police Report Details Included in Article

Was Friday’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch story on former Missouri House Speaker John Diehl and a past affair with a Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon staffer newsworthy, and should it have included the name of a possible victim of sexual assault?

06/23/2015

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

Auto Union Fuels Nixon’s Funds After Right to Work Veto

Mo., representative says Governor Nixon accepted $50,000 for his veto of the Right to Work bill.

06/16/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Gov. Rauner: Ill. Government Shutdown Will Not Happen

Rauner says the budget lawmakers passed is short by four billion dollars.

06/15/2015

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Happy Hour Bill Awaits Gov. Rauner’s Approval

Happy hour drink specials have been banned in Illinois since the late 1980s, but they could make a comeback under a measure awaiting the governor’s signature.

06/05/2015

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