Jay Nixon

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon talks to reporters after visiting with students at the Bryan Hill Elementary School in St. Louis on Sept. 16, 2014. Nixon was on hand to thank teachers for the work they do and to discuss the importance of investing in public education. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Capitol Perspectives: Protecting the Public from Journalists

The day after the November elections, Gov. Jay Nixon provided the most detailed explanation yet as to why his administration blocks reporters from talking with agency directors and experts.

11/10/2014

President Barack Obama speaks to members of the news media before a meeting with members of his cabinet at the White House November 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.   (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Obama Chats With Gov. Nixon About Ferguson

White House says it remains committed to diffusing tensions over police shooting of Michael Brown.

11/07/2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon listens to residents and faith and community leaders as they discuss unrest in the town of Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown during a forum held at Christ the King UCC Church on Aug. 14, 2014 in Florissant, Mo. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Nixon Releases More Than $5.6M in Frozen Funds

Gov. Jay Nixon has released more than $5.6 million in state funds he had frozen earlier, saying the move was possible because Missouri gained jobs in September.

11/06/2014

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Rams Player Reacts To Governor Nixon’s Plan

James Laurinaitis: “exciting for a phenomenal fan base that deserves a winning football team and a first-class stadium.”

11/05/2014

An exterior view of the Edward Jones Dome taken before the game between the St. Louis Rams and the Buffalo Bills at the Edward Jones Dome on September 28, 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Gov. Nixon Tasks Duo with Developing Options to Keep Rams in STL

Nixon is giving attorney Bob Blitz and former Anheuser-Busch executive Dave Peacock 60 days to develop options to be presented to the Rams before Jan. 28.

11/04/2014

File photo of people voting in an election. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Highlights of Election Day in Missouri

This election cycle finds Missouri with just one statewide elected office on the ballot. Instead, voters are being greeted by a series of ballot questions aimed at specific issues.

11/04/2014

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Effort to Free Jeff Mizanskey from Life Sentence for Marijuana Takes Big Step

A group of Missourians have been asking Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to grant clemency to a Missouri man serving life for marijuana possession. Now, they’re taking big steps to make sure he’s getting the message – two billboard-sized steps.

10/31/2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon gives details of an initiative to connect 2,000 young people from low-income families in the St. Louis region with summer jobs in 2015, as ormer State Senator Maida Coleman, director of the The Missouri Office of Community Engagement looks on, in Wellston, Missouri on October 30, 2014.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Gov. Nixon Announces Summer Jobs Plan in Wellston

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has announced a plan that aims to help 2,000 young people from low-income St. Louis-area families find summer jobs in 2015.

10/30/2014

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More School Districts Join Request for a Sunday Grand Jury Announcement

The number of school districts asking for the grand jury’s decision on whether or not it will indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson to not be announced during the school day has grown to 20.

10/30/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

Clemency Coalition Seeks Freedom for 14 Women

A new coalition of Missouri lawyers and law professors is asking Gov. Jay Nixon to commute the prison sentences of 14 women, most of whom it says were victims of domestic violence.

10/28/2014

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