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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is joined by cancer patients, survivors and health care providers as he signs Senate Bill 668, which will increase the affordability and accessibility of oral chemotherapy medications, during ceremonies at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis on March 19, 2014. Oral anticancer medications provide patients with a simpler, more convenient and less invasive alternative to chemotherapy delivered intravenously because pills can be taken at home, often with fewer side effects.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri Governor Signs Oral Chemotherapy Bill

Missouri cancer patients could soon find it more affordable to take chemotherapy pills under legislation signed by Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday.

03/19/2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon stand after taking the oath of office for a second term as Missouri's Governor at the State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 14, 2013.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Lawmakers Mull Changes to Governor’s Budget Power

Enacting a constitutional amendment would require voter approval if the measure passes the Legislature

01/01/2014

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Missouri Bill Allows More Time To Give Up Newborns

The measure would extend the state’s “safe harbor” period which currently allows parents to turn over babies up within a five day window.

04/16/2013

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.  (Getty/Alex Wong)

Nixon Seeks to Avoid Veto Override On Tax Bill

The governor needs to persuade only a little over a third of legislators to vote with him when they return to the Capitol on Sept. 12.

09/04/2012

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Mark Reardon: Triple Digit Temperatures, Medicaid, & Medicare

Mark talks with Kent Ehrhardt about the hot weather, Ryan Silvey about Medicaid expansion, and Dr. Charles Willey about his Medicare Advantage health plan.

07/02/2012

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Missouri House Republicans Approve Balanced Budget

“A lot of people in this chamber wish we had more money, but the fact of the matter is that we don’t … we have to deal with the now,” House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Ryan Silvey said.

03/21/2012

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Missouri Lawmakers Asserting More Control Over Budget

A billion-dollar bump to the budget may seem to contradict the hullabaloo about the state’s tight finances.

03/19/2012

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Governor Nixon’s Office Budget Under Fire

House Budget Chair Ryan Silvey said of the governor’s office budget, includes five aides who make more than $100,000 annually.

02/08/2012

Missiouri Gov. Jay Nixon (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Missouri System Eyes Tuition Increases

Faced with yet another round of likely state budget cuts, the University of Missouri system wants to increase tuition next year.

02/01/2012

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (C) delivers the State of the State address while Missour Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R) and House Speaker Steve Tilley listen at the State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 17, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Analysis: Nixon’s Budget Depends On New Revenues

For Nixon’s budget to be balanced, Missouri lawmakers must create an amnesty period intended to entice tax scofflaws to pay up.

01/23/2012

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