Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announces new  laws, created to protect small businesses, during a meeting in St. Charles, Missouri on July 18, 2012.  (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Spence Sues Nixon for Defamation Over Bank Ad

Republican challenger Dave Spence filed a defamation lawsuit Friday against Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon over negative campaign ads that have targeted Spence’s involvement with a bank.


CHICAGO - APRIL 17:  Former Illinois Governor George Ryan dodges cameras as he leaves federal court April 17, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Ryan was found guilty in his corruption trial after ten days of deliberations.  (Getty/Tim Boyle)

Appeals Court Denies Rehearing on Ryan Appeal

A federal appeals court in Chicago has refused a request by imprisoned former Gov. George Ryan that all the court’s judges rehear his appeal seeking an earlier release from prison.


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Missouri Chamber Endorses Spence for Governor

Dan Mehan, president of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, says he thinks Dave Spence is the best candidate for the job.


Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.  (Getty/Alex Wong)

Governor Nixon Criticizes Akin’s Comments

Akin said in a radio interview that women’s bodies are sometimes able to prevent pregnancies after what he called “a legitimate rape.”


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Mo. Gov. Candidate Repaid NY Jobs Aid

Records obtained by The Associated Press show Dave Spence ‘s business had to repay $75,000 of incentives to New York after not meeting a job target.


Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (right) greets Jerry Schlichter, co-founder and president of Arch Grants, during Monday's press conference at the offices of Polsinelli Shughart downtown. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Initial Recipients Of $50,000 Arch Grants Unveiled

Besides grant, each company get affordable office space and business mentoring.


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Illinoisans Honor Philip Humber

Governor signs proclamation for White Sox pitcher’s special day


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Action Stalls on Mo. Gubernatorial Election Change

A proposed amendment that would require candidates for governor and lieutenant governor to run as a ticket.



Quinn Will Appeal FEMA’s Denial Of Tornado Disaster Aid

Ill. Gov. says more homes suffered damage than originally believed.


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Mo. Governor Weighs In On Sharing Ticket With Lt. Governor

Says he can’t rule out supporting idea