By Elane Edwards | Sept. 23, 2015
The commission was created in hopes of solving racial issues in Missouri.
By Tessa Weinberg | Sept. 23, 2015
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.
By Hailey Stolze | Sept. 22, 2015
For the fourth consecutive time, Gov. Jay Nixon proposed to freeze tuition fees and increase Missouri state funding.
By Paige Lalain | March 4, 2015
Nixon intended the Office of Community Engagement to work with Missouri communities on critical issues.
By Jennifer Prohov | Oct. 8, 2014
The changes came after Gov. Jay Nixon ordered a report.
By Taylor Blatchford | Oct. 8, 2014
The office will focus on developing policies for low-income and minority communities.
By Jennifer Prohov | Sept. 17, 2014
Nixon vetoed a record-breaking 33 bills, but the state General Assembly overrode 11
By Isabella Alves | Aug. 21, 2014
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.
By Maggie Stanwood | June 4, 2014
Gov. Jay Nixon expressed concern for bills that could reduce Missouri funding.
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 ...
By Joe Clougher | Jan. 29, 2014
Here is the rundown of the governor’s game plan for 2014.
By Joe Clougher | Jan. 22, 2014
The governor’s budget will earmark over half a billion additional funds for education alone.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
By Joe Clougher | Aug. 21, 2013
The governor’s decision on the controversial legislation could be overridden in September.
By Hannah Tinnin | July 25, 2013
The president lauded the Missouri Innovation Campus at the University of Central Missouri.
By Jennifer Beatty | July 21, 2013
Gov. Jay Nixon signed the bill into law on July 12.
By Kendall Foley | Dec. 7, 2012
Paul Wilson brings experience to his new spot on Missouri's highest state court.
By Molly Duffy | Jan. 27, 2012
The Missouri Students Association is calling on students to sign an online petition, send letters to legislators and tweet about the proposed cuts for higher education.
By Allison Prang | Jan. 20, 2012
Schools would lose funding from the state’s general revenue fund.
By Sara Driscoll | Nov. 8, 2011
The Medal of Valor is an annual award presented by Gov. Jay Nixon.
By Daniel Shapiro | Sept. 16, 2011
MSTA does not plan to drop its lawsuit until the bill is officially changed.
By Kelsey Taff | Sept. 9, 2011
According to the plan, more students will enter the workforce with a higher level of education.
By Tess Betts | Sept. 2, 2011
Governor Jay Nixon has created a plan to fund higher education based on goals created by the universities themselves.
By Caitlin Holland | Aug. 23, 2011
Pamela Henrickson, who was appointed Friday, will serve as the board’s second female member.
By Caitlin Swieca | July 1, 2011
The office assisted in production of Oscar-nominated films 'Up in the Air' and 'Winter's Bone.'
By Allison Prang and Jimmy Hibsch | June 16, 2011
Gov. Jay Nixon cut appropriations for the UM System by 8.1 percent.
By Matthew Flores | June 11, 2011
The governor requested 100 percent reimbursement for Missouri storm damage.
By Jimmy Hibsch | June 2, 2011
He will serve on an interim basis until the Senate reconvenes in January.
By Hunter Woodall | June 1, 2011
The increase will bring in about $18.7 million to MU.
By Taylor Fox | June 1, 2011
Missouri's U.S. senators gave their condolences to areas hit hard by storms.
By Caitlin Swieca | May 6, 2011
Donald Cupps was approved by the Senate Gubernatorial Appointments Committee.
By Abigail Geiger | May 6, 2011
The bill went through both chambers twice before reaching the governor’s desk.
By Abigail Geiger | May 3, 2011
Nixon said the bill did not protect the interests of all Missourians.
By Abigail Geiger | April 15, 2011
A Senate committee voted to cut less from higher education funding than originally proposed.
By Jimmy Hibsch | March 22, 2011
ISC will submit three candidates for the next student curator to Gov. Jay Nixon.
By Abigail Geiger | Feb. 22, 2011
Layers of bureaucracy could delay federal aid up to one year.
Politics Watch: Nixon unhappy over UM System tuition hike
Posted to Politics Watch by Steven Dickherber on Jan. 29, 2011 at 1:38 p.m.
Following the UM System Board of Curators' decision to raise tuition by an average of 5.5 percent, Gov. Jay Nixon released a statement criticizing the decision. “This tuition proposal is well beyond the increase in the cost of living allowed by statute," Nixon said. "Universities should look first at ...
By Sally French | Jan. 28, 2011
Gov. Jay Nixon appointed three new curators in the past week.
By Jaime Henry-White | Jan. 28, 2011
A Campus Dining spokesman said MU rarely encounters causes of food-borne illnesses.
Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting: Downing suggests capping average tuition and required fees increase at 5 percent
Posted to Live Blog: January 2011 Board of Curators meeting by Jimmy Hibsch on Jan. 27, 2011 at 2:59 p.m.
Curator Don Downing is expressing his discontent with raising tuition and required fees more than an average of 5 percent and course fees more than an average 9 percent. "I think that the people in Jefferson City are watching us very, very carefully," Downing said. He said he fears that ...
Posted to On Campus by Travis Cornejo on Jan. 26, 2011 at 1:34 p.m.
Gov. Jay Nixon announced his nomination of Craig Van Matre to the UM System Board of Curators on Wednesday. This is Nixon’s third nomination this week. "Craig Van Matre has long provided valuable counsel to leading citizens of mid-Missouri and is very well-respected in the legal, business and education ...
Posted to On Campus by Jimmy Hibsch on Jan. 26, 2011 at 12:10 p.m.
For the second consecutive day, Gov. Jay Nixon has announced an appointment to the UM system Board of Curators. Wednesday's nomination saw Nixon tap Donald L. Cupps, of Cassville. Often representing farmers in southwest Missouri, Cupps works at the law firm of Ellis, Cupps and Cole. He is a ...
Posted to On Campus by Travis Cornejo on Jan. 25, 2011 at 12:29 p.m.
Gov. Jay Nixon tapped St. Louis businessman David Steward to replace outgoing Curator David Wasinger, of the 2nd Congressional District, on Tuesday. Steward’s term would end Jan. 1, 2017, and the nomination is subject to confirmation by the Missouri State Senate. "David Steward is one of this country's ...
By Allison Prang | Jan. 25, 2011
The UM System vice president for finance says a "single digit" tuition increase is the goal.
By Steven Dickherber | Jan. 21, 2011
The UM system Board of Curators will vote on tuition rates next week.
By Allison Prang | Jan. 21, 2011
Nixon proposed his budget for Fiscal Year 2012 during the address.
Politics Watch: Ethics reform called for in Nixon's State of the State Address
Posted to Politics Watch by Allison Prang on Jan. 19, 2011 at 8:01 p.m.
Nixon said part of people’s business is ethics reform. “The people of Missouri need to know that their elected representatives are working in the public interest and not for personal gain,” Nixon said. In his speech, Nixon said currently anyone can write a check for any amount of money ...
Politics Watch: Nixon says even if tuition increases next year, Missouri was protected for past two years
Posted to Politics Watch by Allison Prang on Jan. 19, 2011 at 7:59 p.m.
“College affordability has been a top priority of mine since Day One," Nixon said. Nixon said in his written address that currently only 35 percent of Missouri adults have college degrees. He said Missouri needs to move that up to 60 percent for Missouri adults to compete for top jobs ...
City, State and Nation : Nixon proposes plan for 7 percent cut in UM system funding
Posted to City, State and Nation by Zach Toombs on Jan. 19, 2011 at 7:40 p.m.
Gov. Jay Nixon proposed a 7 percent cut to UM system funding Wednesday along with $206 million in cuts to state government departments. Nixon's plan for next year's budget was revealed as part of his 2011 State of the State address. According to the budget plan, Nixon will ...
Politics Watch: Nixon says K-12 classrooms won't face budget cuts
Posted to Politics Watch by Allison Prang on Jan. 19, 2011 at 7:38 p.m.
Nixon said, in a difficult year, Missouri will protect its students in K-12 classrooms. “As you know, states received additional federal funds, to be allocated to school districts this year,” Nixon said. "But in spite of receiving this money, some states are making cuts to their K-12 classrooms. Not in ...
Posted to Politics Watch by Allison Prang on Jan. 19, 2011 at 7:28 p.m.
Gov. Jay Nixon announced at his State of the State Address Jan. 19 at the Capitol he wants to keep building automobiles as part of his goal to keep making products in Missouri. “You know, it sure feels nice to be at the wheel when the automobile industry turned the ...
City, State and Nation : Gov. Nixon announces increased Access Missouri scholarships
Posted to City, State and Nation by Steven Dickherber on Jan. 14, 2011 at 2:46 p.m.
Gov. Nixon announced today Access Missouri program scholarships would be increased through the Missouri Department of Higher Education for the 2010-2011 academic year. For students at MU under the Access Missouri program, the scholarship amount awarded will increase to $1,010 from $950. "I am pleased my administration will be ...
By Wes Duplantier | Dec. 7, 2010
A new law requires health insurance companies to cover treatments for autism.
By Megan Hager | Dec. 7, 2010
Missouri has had more than 1,000 cases of meth-related incidents this year.
By Matthew Patane | Oct. 29, 2010
He made his announcement at a conference in Columbia.
By Ethan Colbert | Sept. 28, 2010
The move aims to increase efficiency and cut costs.
By Wes Duplantier | Sept. 17, 2010
The Missouri legislature will not consider funding changes until 2011.
City, State and Nation : UM system spokeswoman: Budget cuts 'all speculation'
Posted to City, State and Nation by Wes Duplantier on Sept. 16, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.
Reports that the UM system's budget could be cut by as much as 10 percent next year are "all speculation," a spokeswoman said Thursday evening. UM system spokeswoman Jennifer Hollingshead said the UM system had not made any formal announcements about its budget projections for Fiscal Year 2011. She ...
Politics Watch: Higher Ed board endorses Nixon proposals
Posted to Politics Watch by Wes Duplantier on Sept. 10, 2010 at 5:48 p.m.
The state's Coordinating Board for Higher Education endorsed Gov. Jay Nixon's higher education initiatives at a meeting in Sedalia on Friday, according to a news release from the Missouri Department of Higher Education. The release stated that the DHE will begin inventorying 4,000 academic programs at all ...
By Amber Taylor | Aug. 31, 2010
The protest aimed to raise awareness of how cuts were affecting students.
By Allison Prang | Aug. 27, 2010
The group feels students have been ‘thrown under the bus’.
Politics Watch: Missouri public colleges to see more funding cuts
Posted to Politics Watch by Wes Duplantier on Aug. 17, 2010 at 4:25 p.m.
Gov. Jay Nixon and his budget staff said today that public colleges and universities around the state should prepare for deeper cuts to their state funding next year. Nixon and state Budget Director Linda Luebbering warned of the cuts while speaking at an education summit in Jefferson City attended by ...
By Gregory Zajac | July 7, 2010
More than 4,600 MU students will be affected by the scholarship cuts.
By Eric Knapp | July 7, 2010
A high-performance computing system will be given to the university.
By Jimmy Hibsch | June 19, 2010
MOREnet lost all its state funding due to cuts.
Politics Watch: General Assembly passes $23.2 billion budget
Posted to Politics Watch by Wes Duplantier on April 29, 2010 at 2:56 p.m.
The Missouri General Assembly passed a $23.2 billion state budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, but the governor said more cuts will be needed before he signs it into law. Funding for the state's public colleges will be cut by $42 million or about 5 percent. This maintains ...
By Wes Duplantier | April 29, 2010 | Updated Nov. 13, 2010 at 6:31 p.m.
The tuition freeze remains in effect for in-state undergraduates.
By Mary Novokhovsky | April 28, 2010
Nixon supported tax credit reform to help solve Missouri's budget problems.
By Will Guldin | April 9, 2010
A Senate committee removed an additional $15 million from higher education.
By Wes Duplantier | March 23, 2010
The department also announced layoffs of some state-funded workers.
Gov. Jay Nixon proposed cutting scholarships for private school students.
By Wes Duplantier | March 16, 2010
The governor also proposed combining the state's education departments.
By Wes Duplantier | Jan. 22, 2010
The governor also wants to offer companies incentives to hire more.
By Wes Duplantier | Jan. 22, 2010
The governor toured high-tech companies in Kansas City and St. Louis.
By Rachel Krause | Sept. 4, 2009
Groups say the English-only Web site is ineffective.
By Andrew Denney , Brendan Gibbons and Eva Dou | Jan. 27, 2009
Despite a message of bipartisanship, some proposals still face opposition.
By Abby Rogers and Andrew Denney | Nov. 2, 2008
Like most races across the country, the candidates in this year’s gubernatorial race increasingly focused on the economy in the campaigns’ final weeks. The candidates have proposed remedies for an unemployment rate that is expected to rise in the coming months, as well as varying methods of increasing college ...
By Jordan Elliot | Oct. 31, 2008
Nixon's campaign has raised almost three times the money.
Politics Watch: Hulshof asks supporters for money, is $2 million behind Nixon
Posted to Politics Watch by Abby Rogers on Oct. 21, 2008 at 4:25 p.m.
Republican U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof sent an e-mail to his supporters asking for campaign contributions to help him “shift just a few hundred votes in a few key counties to win this race at the wire.. " In a news release from his campaign, Hulshof said Democrat Jay Nixon’s ...
By Abby Rogers | Oct. 13, 2008
Both plans will make two-year colleges free to people who qualify.
By Abby Rogers | Sept. 26, 2008
Democratic gubernatorial candidate and De Soto native Jay Nixon did not have a private school education, and public education is a prominent part of his campaign. "We need to make sure every child in the Show-Me State gets the education they deserve," Nixon said. His supporters say Nixon is running ...
By Zach Toombs | Sept. 22, 2008
ASUM is attempting to give the student curator a vote.
Politics Watch: Nixon to visit St. Peters
Posted to Politics Watch by Abby Rogers on Sept. 17, 2008 at 10:45 a.m.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Nixon will speak with small business owners this afternoon in St. Charles County. Nixon and St. Peters Mayor Len Pagano will tour the St. Charles County Economic Development Center, stated a news release from Nixon’s campaign. Nixon will speak with small business owners about the ...
Politics Watch: Trib publisher endorses Nixon
Posted to Politics Watch by Andrew Denney on Sept. 16, 2008 at 8:15 p.m.
On Tuesday, Columbia Daily Tribune publisher Henry J. Waters III endorsed Democratic gubernatorial canidate Jay Nixon, the state's Attorney General, in his bid against Republican Congresman Kenny Hulshof. To read the editoral, click here. Waters said in the editorial that, while Blunt has been a "good governor" that will ...
Politics Watch: Renee Hulshof defends husband
Posted to Politics Watch by Abby Rogers on Sept. 15, 2008 at 11:39 a.m.
Kenny Hulshof's wife Renee Hulshof released a statement refuting Attorney General Jay Nixon's latest TV ad. Hulshof said Nixon adheres to the old political playbook “dictating that you trash your opponent as often as possible,” stated the news release. Republican U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof is facing Democrat ...
By Abby Rogers | Sept. 12, 2008
The School of Journalism's centennial gave gubernatorial candidates a chance to argue the issues before a panel of local media representatives and an auditorium of students and alumni. The debate featured Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon, Republican U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof, Libertarian candidate Andrew Finkenstadt and Constitution Party ...
Politics Watch: Nixon outlines economic plan
Posted to Politics Watch by Andrew Denney on Sept. 9, 2008 at 9:06 p.m.
In speeches made to the Missouri Municipal League and the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Nixon outlined his economic plan, which, according to a release fom the Nixon campaign, would "attract jobs and investment." The release states that Nixon would use tax credits and ...
By Joey Soto | Aug. 29, 2008
Nixon and Hulshof released competing plans for Missouri higher education students.