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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: 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

MU Rehabilitation Center to close

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

In Print: Nixon appoints Paul Wilson to Missouri Supreme Court vacancy

By Kendall Foley | Dec. 7, 2012

Paul Wilson brings experience to his new spot on Missouri's highest state court.

In Print: Students stand against education cuts

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.

Nixon proposes 12.5 percent cut to higher education

In Print: Nixon proposes 12.5 percent cut to higher education

By Allison Prang | Jan. 20, 2012

Schools would lose funding from the state’s general revenue fund.

In Print: Eight Missourians awarded state Medal of Valor

By Sara Driscoll | Nov. 8, 2011

The Medal of Valor is an annual award presented by Gov. Jay Nixon.

In Print: Social media bill revised during special session

By Daniel Shapiro | Sept. 16, 2011

MSTA does not plan to drop its lawsuit until the bill is officially changed.

In Print: MU students, faculty react to Nixon’s higher education funding proposal

By Kelsey Taff | Sept. 9, 2011

According to the plan, more students will enter the workforce with a higher level of education.

In Print: Gov. Nixon releases performance funding model for higher 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.

In Print: Two recent appointees bring more diversity to Board of Curators

By Caitlin Holland | Aug. 23, 2011

Pamela Henrickson, who was appointed Friday, will serve as the board’s second female member.

In Print: Missouri Film Office cut from state budget

By Caitlin Swieca | July 1, 2011

The office assisted in production of Oscar-nominated films 'Up in the Air' and 'Winter's Bone.'

State appropriations cuts to impact financial aid

By Allison Prang and Jimmy Hibsch | June 16, 2011

Gov. Jay Nixon cut appropriations for the UM System by 8.1 percent.

Nixon asks federal government for full reimbursement of damages

By Matthew Flores | June 11, 2011

The governor requested 100 percent reimbursement for Missouri storm damage.

Columbia representative Van Matre appointed to Board of Curators

Columbia representative Van Matre appointed to Board of Curators

By Jimmy Hibsch | June 2, 2011

He will serve on an interim basis until the Senate reconvenes in January.

In Print: Tuition increase attempts to close budget deficit

By Hunter Woodall | June 1, 2011

The increase will bring in about $18.7 million to MU.

In Print: Nixon adds more counties to disaster declaration after additional storm damage

By Taylor Fox | June 1, 2011

Missouri's U.S. senators gave their condolences to areas hit hard by storms.

Nixon withdraws Columbia representative’s curator nomination

In Print: Nixon withdraws Columbia representative’s curator nomination

By Caitlin Swieca | May 6, 2011

Donald Cupps was approved by the Senate Gubernatorial Appointments Committee.

In Print: Missouri House, Senate override governor’s veto on redistricting bill

By Abigail Geiger | May 6, 2011

The bill went through both chambers twice before reaching the governor’s desk.

In Print: Gov. Nixon vetoes final congressional redistricting bill 193

By Abigail Geiger | May 3, 2011

Nixon said the bill did not protect the interests of all Missourians.

In Print: Mo. Senate reduces cuts to higher education

By Abigail Geiger | April 15, 2011

A Senate committee voted to cut less from higher education funding than originally proposed.

Curators, Intercampus Student Council convene in Rolla

In Print: Curators, Intercampus Student Council convene in Rolla

By Jimmy Hibsch | March 22, 2011

ISC will submit three candidates for the next student curator to Gov. Jay Nixon.

Boone County expects to spend $1.7 million on snow removal

In Print: Boone County expects to spend $1.7 million on snow removal

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 ...

In Print: Curators support barring voting student curator

By Sally French | Jan. 28, 2011

Gov. Jay Nixon appointed three new curators in the past week.

In Print: Missouri receives "F" in food-borne illness report card

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 ...

On Campus: Nixon makes third nomination to UM System Board of Curators

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 ...

On Campus: Nixon picks southwest Missouri attorney for Board of Curators

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 ...

On Campus: Nixon picks St. Louis businessman as new UM system curator

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 ...

In Print: Curators' decision on tuition increase comes Friday

By Allison Prang | Jan. 25, 2011

The UM System vice president for finance says a "single digit" tuition increase is the goal.

Tuition increase looms as Nixon proposes 7% cut to UM funding

In Print: Tuition increase looms as Nixon proposes 7% cut to UM funding

By Steven Dickherber | Jan. 21, 2011

The UM system Board of Curators will vote on tuition rates next week.

Nixon aims to increase Missouri's number of college degree holders 25%

In Print: Nixon aims to increase Missouri's number of college degree holders 25%

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 ...

Politics Watch: Gov. Nixon delivers optimistic message for Missouri auto-industry

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 ...

Nixon opens new autism center in east Columbia

In Print: Nixon opens new autism center in east Columbia

By Wes Duplantier | Dec. 7, 2010

A new law requires health insurance companies to cover treatments for autism.

In Print: Governor pledges to fight to reduce meth production

By Megan Hager | Dec. 7, 2010

Missouri has had more than 1,000 cases of meth-related incidents this year.

Nixon commits $100k to redesign degree programs

By Matthew Patane | Oct. 29, 2010

He made his announcement at a conference in Columbia.

In Print: Majors with few graduates up for possible cuts

By Ethan Colbert | Sept. 28, 2010

The move aims to increase efficiency and cut costs.

In Print: UM system spokeswoman: Talks of budget cuts ‘all speculation’

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 ...

In Print: College Democrats protest cuts in university funding

By Amber Taylor | Aug. 31, 2010

The protest aimed to raise awareness of how cuts were affecting students.

College Democrats plan Friday protest

In Print: College Democrats plan Friday protest

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 ...

Cuts to scholarships, MU programs take effect

In Print: Cuts to scholarships, MU programs take effect

By Gregory Zajac | July 7, 2010

More than 4,600 MU students will be affected by the scholarship cuts.

In Print: IBM, MU partner for research, technology

By Eric Knapp | July 7, 2010

A high-performance computing system will be given to the university.

State budget reductions affect scholarships

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 ...

Senate passes budget, cuts Ellis Fischel funds

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.

Gov. Jay Nixon talks tax credits with higher education officials

By Mary Novokhovsky | April 28, 2010

Nixon supported tax credit reform to help solve Missouri's budget problems.

In Print: Nixon addresses Mo. tuition freeze

By Will Guldin | April 9, 2010

A Senate committee removed an additional $15 million from higher education.

In Print: Department of Higher Education commissioner search on hold

By Wes Duplantier | March 23, 2010

The department also announced layoffs of some state-funded workers.

Editorial: University presidents discuss future of Access Missouri

Gov. Jay Nixon proposed cutting scholarships for private school students.

Nixon calls for Access Missouri cuts

In Print: Nixon calls for Access Missouri cuts

By Wes Duplantier | March 16, 2010

The governor also proposed combining the state's education departments.

Nixon touts jobs, education in State of the State

In Print: Nixon touts jobs, education in State of the State

By Wes Duplantier | Jan. 22, 2010

The governor also wants to offer companies incentives to hire more.

Nixon talks about 2010 jobs plan at Columbia visit

In Print: Nixon talks about 2010 jobs plan at Columbia visit

By Wes Duplantier | Jan. 22, 2010

The governor toured high-tech companies in Kansas City and St. Louis.

In Print: Missouri launches 2010 Census Web site

By Rachel Krause | Sept. 4, 2009

Groups say the English-only Web site is ineffective.

Nixon address focuses on education, jobs

Nixon address focuses on education, jobs

By Andrew Denney , Brendan Gibbons and Eva Dou | Jan. 27, 2009

Despite a message of bipartisanship, some proposals still face opposition.

Governor candidates stress unemployment, education for economy

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 ...

In Print: Nixon pulls in more donations than Hulshof

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 ...

In Print: Gubernatorial candidates plan to make college affordable

By Abby Rogers | Oct. 13, 2008

Both plans will make two-year colleges free to people who qualify.

In Print: Nixon stresses public education in his platform

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 ...

In Print: Governor candidates not opposed to student curator bill

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 ...

In Print: Governor candidates square off at centennial

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 ...

In Print: Hulshof and Nixon release dueling education plans

By Joey Soto | Aug. 29, 2008

Nixon and Hulshof released competing plans for Missouri higher education students.