Tag: Jay Nixon

Tuition frozen for next year’s undergraduates

The bill will not impact MU’s plans to cut $20 million from campus spending or impose a hiring freeze due to declining enrollment.

Patrick Graham named new student representative to Board of Curators

Graham’s term will last until Jan. 1, 2018.

Nixon ‘optimistic’ in State of the State address

Nixon used his last address to praise progress and unveil his suggested budget.

Lawmakers call for end to racism, new leadership

Gov. Nixon and several legislators spoke out about Concerned Student 1950.

With the passing of a new bill, students can hold protests all throughout campus

The passing of the Campus Free Expression Act makes Missouri only the second state in the country to protect students First Amendment rights in this manner.

Ferguson Commission releases a reform report

The commission was created in hopes of solving racial issues in Missouri.

Higher education funding could increase 6 percent

For the fourth consecutive time, Gov. Jay Nixon proposed to freeze tuition fees and increase Missouri state funding.

State office created in response to Ferguson remains unfunded

Nixon intended the Office of Community Engagement to work with Missouri communities on critical issues.

Governor Nixon creates Office of Community Engagement to communicate with Missourians

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

Changes to Missouri State Lottery Commission

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

Controversial abortion, open-carry bills among Statehouse veto overrides

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

MU Rehabilitation Center to close

Over the past five years, the center in Mount Vernon received $10 million from the state each year, while its annual operating costs reached nearly $30 million.

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

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

State Historical Society of Missouri to receive new home

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

Nixon calls for tuition freeze in 2014 State of the State address

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

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

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

Capitol Wrap-Up: Week of Nov. 10

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

Capitol wrap-up: Week of Sept. 29

Missouri press Association, others criticize House Bill 436

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