Jay Nixon http://kcur.org en Missouri To Step Up Oversight Of Child Care Providers http://kcur.org/post/missouri-step-oversight-child-care-providers <p>There are roughly 2,300 child care providers in Missouri that don't have to follow any kind of health and safety regulations&nbsp;– a huge problem for parents trying to find suitable day care for their children.</p><p>"There are some folks out there who, either through negligence or circumstance, should not be in the business of providing child care," says Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, "and there's very little to stop them from setting up a sign, &nbsp;throwing a swing set out back and calling themselves a childcare provider."</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:35:38 +0000 Elle Moxley 58615 at http://kcur.org Missouri To Step Up Oversight Of Child Care Providers Spanish Auto Parts Company Opens Kansas City Plant http://kcur.org/post/spanish-auto-parts-company-opens-kansas-city-plant <p>A Spanish auto parts manufacturer will add 118 jobs in Kansas City over the next two years.</p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was in town Wednesday to help cut the ribbon at Grupo Antolin's&nbsp;new $18 million plant, which will produce customized headliners for the vehicles such as the Ford Transit vans being manufactured at Claycomo.</p><p>"Since we first announced Grupo coming to Missouri, the company has already hired over 50 employees, including plant manufacturing and management staff," says Nixon. "That's big news for the company and a huge win for this community."</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 20:34:59 +0000 Elle Moxley 56120 at http://kcur.org Spanish Auto Parts Company Opens Kansas City Plant Lawmakers Call On Nixon To Sign Student Transfer Fix; Would End Free Transportation http://kcur.org/post/lawmakers-call-nixon-sign-student-transfer-fix-would-end-free-transportation <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201405/Mo__Capitol_in_FebMG__1.jpg" alt="" /><p>The Missouri Senate has passed the final version of legislation designed to ease the burden of the state's school transfer law. Thu, 15 May 2014 13:57:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 55763 at http://kcur.org Lawmakers Call On Nixon To Sign Student Transfer Fix; Would End Free Transportation The Debate Over The Missouri Tax Cut Bill http://kcur.org/post/debate-over-missouri-tax-cut-bill <p></p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to veto the proposed Missouri income tax cut later today.</p><p>On April 23, <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date" target="_blank"><em>Up to Date's</em></a> Steve Kraske spoke with Amy Blouin, Executive Director of the Missouri Budget Project, who opposes the tax cut, and Patrick Ishmael, a policy analyst with the Show-Me Institute who supports the signing of the bill.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 20:02:05 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 55080 at http://kcur.org Nixon, Zweifel Report Raising Little Campaign Money — Unlike Kander, Jones http://kcur.org/post/nixon-zweifel-report-raising-little-campaign-money-unlike-kander-jones In the midst of his second term, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has continued to travel the state to promote his agenda for the state. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:38:18 +0000 Jo Mannies 54500 at http://kcur.org Nixon, Zweifel Report Raising Little Campaign Money — Unlike Kander, Jones Paycheck Protection Bill Scrutinized During Missouri House Hearing http://kcur.org/post/paycheck-protection-bill-scrutinized-during-missouri-house-hearing <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Republican lawmakers in Missouri are again trying to pass so-called "paycheck protection" legislation that would bar some unions from automatically withholding dues from employees.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 13:17:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 50746 at http://kcur.org Missouri Governor Brings School Funding Debate To Younger Audience http://kcur.org/post/missouri-governor-brings-school-funding-debate-younger-audience <p></p><p>Coming out of his State of the State call for more education spending, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon brought his case to Kansas City and a younger audience with a stake in the future.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The forum was an assembly of some 700 Center High School students.</p><p>The Governor tried to break down staggering financials to something a less sophisticated economics mind would understand, telling students the system can open more than a local earnings’ future, to world-wide.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:07:20 +0000 Dan Verbeck 50364 at http://kcur.org Missouri Governor Brings School Funding Debate To Younger Audience Nixon Pushes For More School Funding http://kcur.org/post/nixon-pushes-more-school-funding <p style="margin: 0in 0in 13.2pt; line-height: 20.4pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:14.5pt; font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#333333">A day after proposing $278 million for K-12 classrooms during his State of the State address, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon worked to build support for his proposal before students and teachers in Springfield.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:36:07 +0000 Scott Harvey 50146 at http://kcur.org Nixon Proposes $278M For Education In 2014 State Of The State http://kcur.org/post/nixon-proposes-278m-education-2014-state-state <p>Increased spending on education and another call to expand Medicaid highlighted Gov. Jay Nixon’s State of the State Address before the Missouri General Assembly Tuesday.</p><p>The speech received cheers and standing ovations from fellow Democrats, but stony silence from the Republican majorities in the House and Senate.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:53:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 50093 at http://kcur.org LIVE BLOG: Missouri State Of The State 2014 http://kcur.org/post/live-blog-missouri-state-state-2014 <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon delivered his sixth State of the State address Tuesday evening at the Statehouse in Jefferson City, Mo. He presented his proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, and called for an increase of $278 million to K-12 schools and a freeze on undergraduate tuition.&nbsp;</p><p>His speech was followed by the Republican response, delivered by House speaker Tim Jones of Eureka.</p><p><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/">Saint Louis Public Radio&nbsp;and the Beacon</a>&nbsp;live-blogged the speech. You can follow along below.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:36:11 +0000 Briana O'Higgins & Kelsey Proud 50069 at http://kcur.org LIVE BLOG: Missouri State Of The State 2014 Bannister Rebirth By Cerner On 2.5 Year Schedule http://kcur.org/post/bannister-rebirth-cerner-25-year-schedule <p></p><p>Visible occupancy of the new Cerner office complex in southeast Kansas City&nbsp; will appear by late 2016.</p><p>The timetable was laid out by executives of the medical information giant, the Mayor and Missouri’s governor.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The numbers include &nbsp;240 acres on site of the old Bannister Mall.</p><p>A $4.3 billion dollar development capable of eventually handling 15 ,000 new jobs.</p><p>Fifteen hundred jobs will be available early-on, according to Cerner&nbsp;president&nbsp;Zane Burke.</p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 12:15:06 +0000 Dan Verbeck 49945 at http://kcur.org Bannister Rebirth By Cerner On 2.5 Year Schedule Gov. Nixon Defends State Board Appointment http://kcur.org/post/gov-nixon-defends-state-board-appointment <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is defending his choice last month to fill a vacancy on the State Probation and Parole Board with State Rep. Dennis Fowler. Fowler then gave up his seat in the Missouri House for the appointment. He also happens to be one of the 15 House Republicans who voted against overriding Governor Nixon’s veto of a controversial tax cut bill last year.</p><p>Nixon told reporters Thursday that Fowler’s vote had nothing to do with his Parole Board appointment.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:17:24 +0000 Marshall Griffin 49569 at http://kcur.org Missouri Lawmakers Look At Deal To Land Boeing http://kcur.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-look-deal-land-boeing <p>Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has called lawmakers back to Jefferson City for a special session in an attempt to&nbsp;win a contract from Boeing to build the 777X&nbsp;passenger jet.</p><p>Missouri's regular session for 2014 begins in just over a month, but in a press release Nixon says holding a special session is necessary because Boeing's deadline for proposals is Dec. 10.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:03:08 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Tim Lloyd 47664 at http://kcur.org Missouri Governor Calls For Truce In Economic Border War http://kcur.org/post/missouri-governor-calls-truce-economic-border-war <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay Nixon called for a temporary halt to what’s known as the economic “border war” between Kansas and Missouri Tuesday, in an address to the Greater Kansas City Area Chamber of Commerce.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p>Both states have a history of offering incentives to draw companies across state line.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nixon wants a temporary moratorium for the Kansas City metro area.</span></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:42:24 +0000 Dan Verbeck 46740 at http://kcur.org Missouri Governor Calls For Truce In Economic Border War Nixon Withdraws Proposed Food Stamp Cut http://kcur.org/post/nixon-withdraws-proposed-food-stamp-cut <p>A proposed rule change that would have eliminated food stamp eligibility for about 58,000 Missourians has been withdrawn by Gov. Jay Nixon.</p><p>The governor had sought to cut eligibility for unemployed adults without children, citing concerns over the amount of federal funds available for state-run food assistance programs.&nbsp;</p><p>Fellow Democrat and State Senator Jamilah Nasheed of St. Louis says she’s elated by the governor’s reversal.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:17:56 +0000 Marshall Griffin 45787 at http://kcur.org Nixon Says He'll Propose More Money For Higher Education http://kcur.org/post/nixon-says-hell-propose-more-money-higher-education <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, says next year he's going to propose a higher education budget that's "substantially" larger that it's been in recent years.</p><p>Nixon made that promise Monday to a group of higher education officials meeting in Jefferson City, Mo., though he won't say yet how high his proposed budget hike will be.&nbsp;He also says his higher budget proposal could be rendered moot if this year's failed income tax cut legislation is revived next year.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:36:27 +0000 Marshall Griffin 45595 at http://kcur.org Gov. Nixon Changes Plans, Halts Execution Using Controversial Drug http://kcur.org/post/gov-nixon-changes-plans-halts-execution-using-controversial-drug <p>On Friday, Gov. Jay Nixon&nbsp;<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/execution-using-controversial-drug-halted-missouri-governor-requires-different-injection-method">postponed the execution of an inmate</a>&nbsp;that was set for later this month. That execution was going to be carried out using&nbsp;propofol, a common anesthetic that has never been used in a lethal injection before. So why the change in plans?</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:33:32 +0000 Chris McDaniel & Véronique LaCapra 45223 at http://kcur.org Gov. Nixon Changes Plans, Halts Execution Using Controversial Drug Governor Nixon: Europe Won't Block Missouri Executions http://kcur.org/post/governor-nixon-europe-wont-block-missouri-executions Governor Jay Nixon said Missouri will be moving forward with two executions later this year, in spite of objections from the American Civil Liberties Union and the European Union.<p>The executions could have a very real impact on hospitals throughout the United States, as&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">the European Union considers possible export limits of the drug as part of its anti-capital punishment policies.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most </span>propofol<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> comes from Europe, where </span><a href=" Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:44:15 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 44855 at http://kcur.org Governor Nixon: Europe Won't Block Missouri Executions President Lauds KC Ford, Chides Congress http://kcur.org/post/president-lauds-kc-ford-chides-congress <p></p><p>President Barack Obama drew heavily on automotive references as he spread his economic recovery message at the Ford Plant at Liberty, MO&nbsp; today. &nbsp;The President also took on Congress’ pitting the debt ceiling against the Affordable Care.</p><p></p><p>The President told a crowd of mostly auto workers, their families and supporters Congress must raise the debt ceiling or fallout would make America a “deadbeat” &nbsp;to the world.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 21:05:25 +0000 Dan Verbeck 43987 at http://kcur.org President Lauds KC Ford, Chides Congress Missouri's General Assembly Faces Governor Nixon's Vetoes http://kcur.org/post/missouris-general-assembly-faces-governor-nixons-vetoes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two bills recently vetoed by Governor Nixon are on the table for the Missouri General Assembly. Republicans are seeking to overthrow the governor's vetoes&nbsp;on two separate bills dealing with tax cuts and gun control.</span></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:46:42 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sydney Llewellyn 43490 at http://kcur.org Missouri's General Assembly Faces Governor Nixon's Vetoes Sex Registry For Ex-Teen Cons Will Continue In Missouri http://kcur.org/post/sex-registry-ex-teen-cons-will-continue-missouri <p>Missouri will not ease up on former convicts who committed sex crimes when they were juveniles, and s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">tate lawmakers are getting praise for the decision in some law enforcement circles.</span></p><p>In the legislature, there was enough concern about the bill passed during the regular session that it was never even brought up for a vote in this week’s special session to consider the governor’s vetoes.</p><p>This was one that got Governor Jay Nixon’s red stamp.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:18:21 +0000 Dan Verbeck 43498 at http://kcur.org Governor Nixon Wins As Tax Cut Fails In Missouri House http://kcur.org/post/governor-nixon-wins-tax-cut-fails-missouri-house <p>Debate over Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of an income tax bill was fierce in the Missouri House and the governor prevailed.&nbsp;</p><p>The Republican majority was unable to muster the votes to make the $700 million tax cut into law.</p><p>The measure would have cut business taxes in half. Personal taxes would have been cut disproportionately.</p><p>Clay County Democrat Jon Carpenter called it unfair.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:39:17 +0000 Dan Verbeck 43484 at http://kcur.org Governor Nixon Wins As Tax Cut Fails In Missouri House Audit Finds Mo. Document Scanning Policy Broke State Law http://kcur.org/post/audit-finds-mo-document-scanning-policy-broke-state-law <p>An audit released Monday finds that the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) broke state law with its now-defunct policy of scanning documents of driver's license and conceal-carry applicants.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:30:15 +0000 Marshall Griffin 43382 at http://kcur.org Missouri's 2013 Veto Session Begins Wednesday http://kcur.org/post/missouris-2013-veto-session-begins-wednesday <p>The showdown between Missouri's Democratic Governor and the Republican-led General Assembly finally arrives this week, as lawmakers return to Jefferson City for their annual veto session.&nbsp;&nbsp;Governor Jay Nixon&nbsp;struck down 29 bills this year, with most of the post-veto attention falling on two bills in particular, a controversial tax cut proposal and an even more controversial attempt to nullify federal gun control laws.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Campaign to prevent House Bill 253 override attempt</strong></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:29:41 +0000 Marshall Griffin 43314 at http://kcur.org Koster Opposing Bill That Could Nullify Federal Gun Laws In Mo. http://kcur.org/post/koster-opposing-bill-could-nullify-federal-gun-laws-mo <p>Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is siding with fellow Democrat, Gov. Jay Nixon, in opposition to legislation that would challenge the federal government's ability to enforce federal gun laws in Show-Me State.<o:p></o:p></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:17:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 43060 at http://kcur.org Governor Nixon Vetoes Sex Registry Bill http://kcur.org/post/governor-nixon-vetoes-sex-registry-bill <p></p><p>Arguing that he was keeping nearly 900 sex offenders from being&nbsp; let loose on unknowing communities, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was in Kansas City explaining his veto of a bill passed by the legislature.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:46:39 +0000 Dan Verbeck 42363 at http://kcur.org Governor Nixon Vetoes Sex Registry Bill Nixon Attempts To Build Support For Vetoes http://kcur.org/post/nixon-attempts-build-support-vetoes <p>In the first of what may be several visits to highlight his many other vetoes from this summer, Gov. Jay Nixon told reporters in Springfield that he opposes $22 million in new and increased license fees on Missourians.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:33:36 +0000 Scott Harvey 42314 at http://kcur.org Gov. Nixon Visits Flood-Ravaged South-Central Missouri http://kcur.org/post/gov-nixon-visits-flood-ravaged-south-central-missouri <p>Gov. Jay Nixon toured parts of flood-ravaged south-central Missouri Thursday following days of heavy rains, which damaged dozens of homes and killed a young boy and his mother.</p><p>The Governor praised the work of local organizations in their response efforts, including the Red Cross, whose Waynesville shelter housed 27 people Wednesday night. Nixon has called upon the Missouri National Guard for security and traffic control, as numerous streets have been closed, including sections of I-44 earlier this week.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:09:54 +0000 Scott Harvey 41684 at http://kcur.org Gov. Nixon Visits Flood-Ravaged South-Central Missouri Missouri Speaker Says Tax Veto Override Unlikely http://kcur.org/post/missouri-speaker-says-tax-veto-override-unlikely <p>The income tax bill that would eventually reduce income tax rates by about a half of a percent is likely to not be brought up in veto session next month, according to Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones a Republican from Eureka.</p><p>Jones said he currently doesn't have the votes necessary for an override of the governor's veto.</p><p>"Overriding the veto would be monumental at this point," Jones said. "I likely would not attempt an override."</p><p>Jones added that lawmakers' stances on the bill could be in flux.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:07:06 +0000 Chris McDaniel 41153 at http://kcur.org House Committee On Downsizing Missouri Government Submits Findings http://kcur.org/post/house-committee-downsizing-missouri-government-submits-findings <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; color:#333333">The chair of an<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://house.mo.gov/CommitteeIndividual.aspx?com=615&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R"><span style="color: rgb(12, 76, 162); border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0in;">interim Missouri House committee</span></a> looking at ways to downsize state government says they've handed of Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:17:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 41016 at http://kcur.org