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Changes to Missouri State Lottery Commission

By Jennifer Prohov | Oct. 8, 2014

The changes came after Gov. Jay Nixon ordered a report.

In Print: Governor Nixon creates Office of Community Engagement to communicate with Missourians

By Taylor Blatchford | Oct. 8, 2014

The office will focus on developing policies for low-income and minority communities.

In Print: Missouri career-training programs receive $2 million grant

By Ann Marion | Oct. 1, 2014

Missouri will use the grant to expand educational program and career training.

In Print: Controversial abortion, open-carry bills among Statehouse veto overrides

By Jennifer Prohov | Sept. 17, 2014

Nixon vetoed a record-breaking 33 bills, but the state General Assembly overrode 11

Nixon releases over $140 million for education

By Isabella Alves | Sept. 12, 2014 | Updated Sept. 13, 2014 at 11:07 p.m.

Higher education institutions will receive more than $43 million.

In Print: Legislation could reduce Missouri revenue, increase sales tax for transportation funding

By Maggie Stanwood | June 4, 2014

Gov. Jay Nixon expressed concern for bills that could reduce Missouri funding.

Capitol wrap-up: Week of April 27

By Joe Clougher | April 29, 2014

Senate approves education budget Missouri Senate this week gave the nod to a $700 million-plus increase in Missouri’s 2015 education budget. The proposed budget would give K-12 schools a minimum of $115 million in additional state aid on top of the existing $3.1 billion, and would add more ...

In Print: Tax cut clears Statehouse

By Joe Clougher | April 23, 2014

The proposal will be phased in over five years.

In Print: State Historical Society of Missouri to receive new home

By Joe Clougher | April 16, 2014

Ellis Library stores 0.5 percent of the society’s collection.

City, State and Nation : Nixon orders flags half staff after firefighter’s death

Posted to City, State and Nation by Claire Boston on Feb. 27, 2014 at 8:28 a.m.

On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Nixon ordered that U.S. and Missouri flags at state government buildings in Boone County be flown at half staff from sunrise to sunset Thursday to honor fallen Columbia firefighter Lt. Bruce Britt. Britt, of the Columbia Fire Department, died Saturday when responding to a walkway ...

In Print: Nixon calls for tuition freeze in 2014 State of the State address

By Joe Clougher | Jan. 29, 2014

Here is the rundown of the governor’s game plan for 2014.

State of the State: Nixon budget to back education, health care expansion

By Joe Clougher | Jan. 22, 2014

The governor’s budget will earmark over half a billion additional funds for education alone.

In Print: Capitol Wrap-Up: Week of Nov. 10

By Joe Clougher | Nov. 19, 2013

Missouri to allow same-sex married couples to file joint tax returns Same-sex couples in Missouri will soon be able to file their federal taxes jointly, per an executive order by Gov. Jay Nixon. The order makes Missouri the only state to allow same-sex couples to file joint tax returns and ...

In Print: Capitol Wrap-up: Week of Oct. 6, 2013

By Daniel Henderson | Oct. 8, 2013

Attorney General Koster sues telemarketer for violating Missouri No Call law Attorney General Chris Koster announced that he has filed a lawsuit against a Pennsylvania-based telemarketer, Leading Apex, and its owner, Brian Ofner, for violating Missouri No Call laws, according to a news release from the Attorney General’s office ...

Capitol wrap-up: Week of Sept. 29

By Daniel Henderson | Oct. 3, 2013

Missouri Attorney general warns of possible scams associated with Affordable Care Act Attorney General Chris Koster has teamed up with the Missouri Hospital Association to educate Missourians about the federal health insurance exchange plan that takes effect Oct 1. Koster and the association are warning against possible scams or fraud ...

In Print: Missouri press Association, others criticize House Bill 436

By Daniel Henderson | Sept. 10, 2013

The bill was passed by the Missouri Legislature during the last session of congress but was vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon.

On Campus: UM System to receive $22 million in state funding

Posted to On Campus by Katie Pohlman on Aug. 30, 2013 at 3:32 p.m.

UM System President Tim Wolfe announced in a news release Friday that MU will receive $13,610,000 in new state funding for MU’s strategic plan. $10.67 million of the funding will go toward the development of a new program in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s large ...

In Print: Nixon speaks against education funding cuts, defends other vetoes

By Joe Clougher and Rachel Brooks | Aug. 28, 2013

MSA will host a Kill the Bill rally Sept. 5 in support of Nixon’s veto of HB253.

In Print: State Republicans push to override Nixon’s veto of tax cut bill

By Joe Clougher | Aug. 21, 2013

The governor’s decision on the controversial legislation could be overridden in September.

Gov. Nixon fires up football team after last morning practice

Gov. Nixon fires up football team after last morning practice

By Jack Witthaus | Aug. 17, 2013

Players say politician’s presence is a strong motivator.

Obama talks economy in Warrensburg

Obama talks economy in Warrensburg

By Hannah Tinnin | July 25, 2013

The president lauded the Missouri Innovation Campus at the University of Central Missouri.

New law updates Missouri auditing processes

By Jennifer Beatty | July 21, 2013

Gov. Jay Nixon signed the bill into law on July 12.

Gov. Nixon allows abortion restriction to pass into law

By Joe Clougher | July 19, 2013

The bill goes into effect Aug. 28.

Gov. Nixon signs gun safety bill into law

By Joe Clougher | July 19, 2013

The legislation comes into effect Aug. 28.

Gov. Nixon to review bill to redefine sex crimes

By Daniela Sirtori Cortina | July 3, 2013

The act modifies the definition of consent.

Lt. Gov. Kinder seeks meeting with Nixon over privacy concerns

By Katherine Knott | March 8, 2013

A judge issued a restraining order on the Revenue Department's practice Monday night.

Poll finds most Missourians favor Medicaid expansion

By Claire Boston | March 8, 2013

The Missouri Hospital Association chose a popular GOP polling firm to appeal to House Republicans.

Nixon restores $8 million to higher education

In Print: Nixon restores $8 million to higher education

By Matthew Flores | Feb. 12, 2013

The funding is for the rest of fiscal year 2013.

Nixon endorses Medicaid expansion in speech at MU

In Print: Nixon endorses Medicaid expansion in speech at MU

By Claire Boston | Feb. 8, 2013

The UM Health System announced support for the governor's plan.

Nixon calls for increased education, Medicaid funding

In Print: Nixon calls for increased education, Medicaid funding

By Matthew Flores | Jan. 29, 2013

Gov. Nixon proposed a $25.7 billion budget in his State of the State address.

Campaign spending fuels Missouri races

In Print: Campaign spending fuels Missouri races

By Chris Jasper | Nov. 2, 2012

Gubernatorial challenger Dave Spence funded more than half his campaign out of pocket.

Gubernatorial, senatorial candidates square off in Columbia

Gubernatorial, senatorial candidates square off in Columbia

By Andrea Gonzales-Paul | Sept. 21, 2012

Topics discussed included tobacco taxes and Medicare.

Nixon cuts millions from higher education for third straight year

In Print: Nixon cuts millions from higher education for third straight year

By Griffin Matis | July 10, 2012

Efforts from MU’s student body and administration have prevented deeper cuts.

In Print: UM System moves forward with endowed scholarships

By Hunter Woodall | April 6, 2012

Lottery funds leveraged by Gov. Jay Nixon will help fund the scholarships.

MSA and ASUM lobby against higher education funding cuts

In Print: MSA and ASUM lobby against higher education funding cuts

By Molly Duffy | March 9, 2012

The campaign held meetings with several senators to discuss Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposed cuts to higher education.

More for Less collects more than 6,000 letters, heads to Jefferson City

In Print: More for Less collects more than 6,000 letters, heads to Jefferson City

By Molly Duffy | Feb. 14, 2012

MSA and ASUM’s campaign against Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposed budget cuts will deliver the letters to the governor’s office Tuesday.

Politics Watch: Nixon restores $40 million of higher education funding to proposed budget

Posted to Politics Watch by Sam Rourke on Feb. 8, 2012 at 4:48 p.m.

Public colleges and universities in Missouri received welcome news Wednesday when Governor Jay Nixon submitted an amendment to restore $40 million worth of funding to these institutions. The amendment came after Nixon’s original budget stirred up controversy over higher education funding. The original budget included an approximate 12.5 ...

State still eyes Nixon’s goal for more college graduates

In Print: State still eyes Nixon’s goal for more college graduates

By Sean Na | Sept. 30, 2011

Nixon said an increase in college graduates will benefit the Missouri economy.