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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (Getty/Joe Raedle)

Gov. Nixon Vetoes Bill Cutting Welfare Benefits

The Democratic governor described the bill passed by the Republican-led Legislature as “a misguided measure that punishes poor children” in a “zeal to reduce reliance on government assistance.”

04/30/2015

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Missouri Governor Signs Bills to Help Dairy, Agriculture

Gov. Jay Nixon signed bills Friday aimed at boosting Missouri’s dairy and $12.5 billion-a-year agriculture industries.

04/10/2015

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)

Missouri Governor Blocks Limits for Former Superintendents

Nixon made his first veto of the session Friday, refusing to sign a measure he said unfairly penalizes experienced school administrators who want to continue their involvement in a school district.

04/03/2015

Rep. Keith English (Photo: keithenglishformo.com)

Rep. Keith English Leaves House Democrats to Become Independent

“I am still a Democrat at heart and I didn’t want to leave,” English said. “I’m still voting the same way I did before; my labor-friendly Democrats won’t have to worry.”

01/28/2015

File photo of a farm. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Missouri Dairy Farmers Urge Veto Override

Missouri dairy farmers warned Thursday that consumers could face higher milk prices if lawmakers don’t override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of legislation authorizing financial incentives for their industry.

08/28/2014

Photo: Getty/Taylor Hill

Nixon: Arming Teachers is Not Guarantee of Safer Schools

Nixon says he KO’d the Republican-backed measure because it was seeking to nullify federal gun control laws.

07/29/2014

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Gov. Nixon Vetoes Change to Deer Oversight

The legislation would have shifted responsibility for regulating Missouri deer ranches to the Department of Agriculture instead of the Department of Conservation.

07/08/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Gov. Nixon Vetoes 72-Hour Abortion Wait

Nixon said that legislators showed a “callous disregard for women” by granting no exception for rape and incest victims.

07/02/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Gov. Nixon Signs 13 Bills, Vetoes Four

Gov. Jay Nixon signed 13 bills today and vetoed four, including House Bill 1307, which he said would unnecessarily prolong the suffering of rape and incest victims and jeopardize the health and wellbeing of women.

07/02/2014

In St. Louis on May 28, Gov. Jay Nixon speaks about a group of tax cut bills passed in the final moments of the legislative session. Photo: KMOX/Allison Blood

Gov. Nixon Vetoes, Freezes $1B of Spending

The Democratic governor said his actions were necessary because the budget approved by the Republican-led Legislature was “dangerously out of balance.”

06/24/2014

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