Tim Jones http://kcur.org en 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 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 Handgun Found At Mo. Capitol Stirs Gun Control Debate http://kcur.org/post/handgun-found-mo-capitol-stirs-gun-control-debate-0 <p>There could be an effort next year to change the law allowing Missouri lawmakers and others to carry guns&nbsp;at the&nbsp;State Capitol.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:24:23 +0000 Marshall Griffin 44178 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 Public Input Sought For Nominees To Hall Of Famous Missourians http://kcur.org/post/public-input-sought-nominees-hall-famous-missourians <p style="margin: 0in 0in 12pt; 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">After a controversial inductee last year, Missouri residents are being given the chance this year to nominate two of the next three inductees for the Hall of Famous Missourians.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:08:45 +0000 Marshall Griffin 42382 at http://kcur.org Public Input Sought For Nominees To Hall Of Famous Missourians 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 Judge Quashes Subpoenas Served To Nixon Administration Over Document Scanning http://kcur.org/post/judge-quashes-subpoenas-served-nixon-administration-over-document-scanning <p>One day after a Missouri House committee issued subpoenas to several members of Democratic Governor Jay Nixon's administration, a Cole County judge has issued a preliminary order blocking the subpoenas.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 13:42:21 +0000 Marshall Griffin 39286 at http://kcur.org New Missouri House Committee Will Look At Department Of Social Services http://kcur.org/post/new-missouri-house-committee-will-look-department-social-services <p>Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones, a Republican from Eureka, has created another interim committee, this time to examine how well state agencies respond to citizens who use their services.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:36:53 +0000 Marshall Griffin 38501 at http://kcur.org Missouri Governor Campaigns Against Vetoed Tax Credit Bill http://kcur.org/post/missouri-governor-campaigns-against-vetoed-tax-credit-bill <p><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a>&nbsp;has launched a major public effort to support his veto last week of a bill that would have cut Missouri's individual and corporate income taxes.</p><p>The Democratic Governor appeared before college and university officials Tuesday morning in Jefferson City, telling them that the GOP-backed proposal is the single greatest threat to public education he's seen in his career.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:55:23 +0000 Marshall Griffin 38374 at http://kcur.org Missouri Governor Campaigns Against Vetoed Tax Credit Bill Missouri House Speaker Delivers Legislative Report Card http://kcur.org/post/missouri-house-speaker-delivers-legislative-report-card <p>A few weeks after the end of the 2013 legislative session, Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones offered a report card to Springfield residents. It was one of 17 planned stops this week throughout southern Missouri.</p><p>The Republican from Eureka used two large poster boards displaying various legislative accomplishments as talking points. Among them were the approval of bills for paycheck protection, prevailing wage, and reform of the financially troubled Second Injury Fund, of which the Speaker says he’s most proud.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 14:39:46 +0000 Scott Harvey 37622 at http://kcur.org Lee's Summit Lawmaker Who Threatened Resignation Changes His Mind http://kcur.org/post/lees-summit-lawmaker-who-threatened-resignation-changes-his-mind <p>A Missouri lawmaker who threatened to resign unless one or both of his key bills survived the last day of the 2013 legislative session is staying put, even though both bills failed to make it out by Friday's deadline.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 13:29:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 37167 at http://kcur.org Lee's Summit Lawmaker Who Threatened Resignation Changes His Mind Jones: Attempt To Access CCW List Part Of House Investigation http://kcur.org/post/jones-attempt-access-ccw-list-part-house-investigation <p></p><p>Republican&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=110">House Speaker Tim Jones</a>&nbsp;has formed a committee he says will thoroughly investigate the&nbsp;<a href="http://dor.mo.gov/">Department of Revenue's</a>&nbsp;scanning of source documents for driver's license and conceal carry applicants, and the release of the state's conceal carry weapons (CCW)&nbsp;holder list to the federal government.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 14:37:23 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36305 at http://kcur.org Jones: Attempt To Access CCW List Part Of House Investigation Missouri House Adds Governor’s Amendment To Capital Improvements Bill http://kcur.org/post/missouri-house-adds-governor-s-amendment-capital-improvements-bill <p>The Missouri House has adopted Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) proposal announced Thursday to add $86 million to a capital improvements bill.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 14:17:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36136 at http://kcur.org Missouri House Adds Governor’s Amendment To Capital Improvements Bill Missouri House Speaker Says Same Sex Marriage Should Be Up To States http://kcur.org/post/missouri-house-speaker-says-same-sex-marriage-should-be-states <p>Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones says the decision over gay marriage should be left to the states, and not to the federal government.&nbsp;</p><p>Jones was asked by reporters about US Supreme Court arguments over the federal Defense of Marriage Act, and about whether the GOP majority was interested in moving legislation that would make it illegal in Missouri to discriminate against someone based on their sexual orientation.&nbsp;</p><p>Jones indicated that he’s not going to take any action to encourage the bill’s passage.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:57:17 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34379 at http://kcur.org Missouri House Speaker Says Same Sex Marriage Should Be Up To States 'Medical Conscience' Bill Receives 1st-Round Approval From Mo. House http://kcur.org/post/medical-conscience-bill-receives-1st-round-approval-mo-house <p>The <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> has given first-round approval to legislation that would allow medical workers to refuse to take part in procedures that violate their religious or ethical beliefs. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:57:08 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33331 at http://kcur.org Missouri House Fast-Tracks Digital Document Bill http://kcur.org/post/missouri-house-fast-tracks-digital-document-bill <p>Republican leaders in the Missouri House are promising to fast track legislation that would forbid the state from scanning and storing documents of residents who apply for conceal-carry endorsements.&nbsp;</p><p>Some GOP lawmakers have accused the state agency of forwarding copies of conceal-carry applications and other documents to the federal Homeland Security department.&nbsp;</p><p>House Speaker Tim Jones says he’s disturbed by the allegations.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 15:44:17 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33172 at http://kcur.org Missouri House Fast-Tracks Digital Document Bill Missouri Senate Moves To Lower Tax Credits http://kcur.org/post/missouri-senate-moves-lower-tax-credits <p>The Missouri Senate has passed a wide-ranging tax credit bill that drastically lowers the caps on Historic Preservation and Low Income Housing programs.&nbsp; It would cap Historic Preservation incentives at $50 million a year, instead of the current $140 million, and Low Income Housing incentives would be capped at $55 million a year, instead of the current $190 million.&nbsp;</p><p>The bill is now in the hands of the Missouri House, where Speaker Tim Jones has indicated that he and other House leaders don’t like the drastic cuts.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:39:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32782 at http://kcur.org Legislative Session Begins In Missouri http://kcur.org/post/legislative-session-begins-missouri <p>Missouri’s 2013 legislative session is underway. Legislative leaders kicked things off by laying out more details on what they want to pass this year. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:51:24 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30177 at http://kcur.org Legislative Session Begins In Missouri Missouri Needs $1 Billion To Maintain Highways http://kcur.org/post/missouri-needs-1-billion-maintain-highways <p>A so-called “Blue Ribbon” committee created by the Missouri House to examine the state’s transportation needs has released its report, one day before the start of this year’s legislative session.&nbsp; But the House Speaker doesn’t agree with some of the options panel members endorsed.</p><p>Those options include raising either the state’s fuel tax or creating a sales tax dedicated to transportation needs.&nbsp; House Speaker Tim Jones says he prefers exploring options that are “revenue neutral.”</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:29:58 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30143 at http://kcur.org Missouri Needs $1 Billion To Maintain Highways