Jay Nixon

Government
9:28 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Nixon Wants More Money For Education

Courtesy of governor.mo.gov

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says his budget for next year will expand funding for education for students of all ages.

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Government
8:38 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Missouri House Advances Bill To Fill Vacancies

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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to a bill that would require special elections to fill vacancies in statewide offices. 

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Government
3:31 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Governor Nixon Begins Second Term

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Jay Nixon has been sworn in for his second and final four-year term as Missouri Governor. 

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Missouri Statehouse
3:15 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Could Nixon Appoint A New Lt. Governor?

Mo. Governor Jay Nixon.
http://governor.mo.gov/

One of the most talked-about issues so far during Missouri’s regular legislative session is whether Governor Jay Nixon has the authority to appoint a new Lt. Governor if Peter Kinder becomes the new Congressman for the state’s 8th District. 

When asked by reporters Thursday, Nixon said he believes he has the authority to do so, based on precedent – in 2000, Governor Roger Wilson appointed Joe Maxwell to begin serving immediately as Lt. Governor less than two months before his elected term was set to begin. 

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Government
9:39 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Missouri State Of The State Date Set

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will deliver his 2013 State of the State Address on January 28th.

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Headlines
10:06 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: December 24, 2012

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Gun shows, Missouri Medicaid expansion & more: Your morning news from KCUR.

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Headlines
8:53 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: December 18, 2012

Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon of Missouri
courtesy of governor.mo.gov

Governor Jay Nixon says his administration may seek legislation to protect school children. U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says greater gun control is not the answer. Those stories and more from KCUR News.

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Government
6:00 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Governor Nixon Travels Overseas To Visit National Guard

Credit U.S. Dept. of Defense Gov. Jay Nixon (D) meets with Missouri National Guard troops in Afghanistan Dec. 5th, 2012.
U.S. Dept. of Defense

Governor Jay Nixon is in Afghanistan visiting members of the Missouri National Guard who won’t be home for the holidays.

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Health
1:04 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Missouri Governor Backs Medicaid Expansion

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.
KCUR

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon wants the state to expand its Medicaid program, marking the strongest stance the Democratic governor has taken as of yet on the state’s pending decision.

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Health
1:38 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Coalition Emphasizes Economic Benefits Of Opting Into Medicaid Expansion

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Expanding Medicaid to more adults in Missouri would have a positive impact on the state’s economy and residents, according to a new report.

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Health
11:21 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Feds To Take Lead On Health Exchanges In Kansas, Missouri

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Immediately after the presidential election, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced the state would not be setting up its own health insurance exchange.

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Health
5:37 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Feds To Set Up Insurance Exchanges In Kansas And Missouri

The federal government will help establish online insurance marketplaces in Kan. and Mo.
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Neither Kansas nor Missouri will be involved in setting up a health exchange, according to announcements by both governors Thursday.

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Election 2012
10:09 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Democrats Win Most Statewide Races In Missouri

Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster won reelection in Missouri.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

Despite Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney getting a decisive win in Missouri, Democratic candidates fared well in statewide races.

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Election 2012
8:55 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Nixon Re-Elected, Defeats Spence

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, left, defeated Dave Spence, right, in the Mo. governor's race Tuesday.
Nixon: via Missouri Governor’s website, Spence: courtesy Alpha Packaging

In a state that went overwhelmingly for Mitt Romney, Democrat Jay Nixon was re-elected to a second term as governor of Missouri. 

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Government
10:18 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Jobs Are The Focus Of Race For Missouri Governor

Democratic Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and his Republican challenger Dave Spence.
Nixon: via Missouri Governor’s website, Spence: courtesy Alpha Packaging

Four years ago, Missouri Democratic Governor Jay Nixon was elected by 19 points--a landslide. But this time around, it may not be so easy for him.

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Government
10:03 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Revenues Are Up; Missouri Government Workers Get A Day Off

The Missouri Statehouse.
jimmywayne Flickr

Missouri’s revenue collections are up compared to a year ago. 

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Government
8:28 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Republican Nominee For Missouri Governor Continues Rally Without Big Name

Dave Spence.
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Republican nominee for governor Dave Spence made a campaign stop in Missouri’s capital but did so without the big name slated to introduce him. 

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Election 2012
2:25 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Ad Watch: Missouri Governor's Race

As the campaign season kicks into high gear, KCUR brings you “Ad Watch,” a series examining the accuracy of statements in advertisements for political candidates and issues.

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Government
4:02 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Audit Accuses Mo. Governor's Office Of Overspending

Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich released a harsh audit of the Missouri Governor’s office on Wednesday. The findings accuse the governor of overspending his appropriation by $1.7 million.

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Government
4:57 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Sales Taxes On Vehicles Purchased Out-Of-State Debated In Missouri

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon and the Republican-led General Assembly will face off next week over a bill vetoed earlier this year that would have required Mo. residents to pay sales tax on vehicles purchased out-of-state. 

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Environment
9:14 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Nixon Warns Of Fall Wildfire Risk In Missouri

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon says the risk of wildfires in the region will carry into the fall.
Missouri Dept. of Public Safety

Missouri’s drought conditions have increased the threat of wildfires across the state. 

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Health
4:31 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Nixon Vetoes Contraceptive Refusal Bill

Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill designed to thwart President Obama’s contraceptive mandate in Missouri. 

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Health
11:36 am
Sun July 1, 2012

Uncertainty Surrounds Health Law Implementation In Kansas And Missouri

Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the federal health law has provided more clarity to the region and country. 

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Health
3:05 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Nixon's Stance On Insurance Mandate Clarified And Criticized

Governor Jay Nixon.
KCUR

With a decision on the federal health law nearing, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat, is further defending his own position on a federal health insurance mandate.

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Health
5:12 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Awarding Process For State Contracts Under Scrutiny

A new temporary committee has been created in the Missouri House to examine how the Governor’s Office of Administration awards government contracts. 

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Health
3:16 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Coming To A Missouri Ballot This Fall: Another Health Care Referendum

KCUR

This fall, voters in Missouri will face a number of decisions: picking state and congressional representatives, the President.  But also on the ballot will be a measure that like two years ago, has to do with the federal health law. 

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Business & Tech
5:13 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Oil Pipeline Mapped Beyond Kansas City Outskirts

Canada's Ambassador to the U.S. Gary Doer, at right, spoke of the Keystone Pipeline at Kansas City energy forum
Dan Verbeck KCUR

Missouri’s Governor used a forum sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute to promote a pipeline  planned to traverse  the state to carry Canadian crude oil.

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Government
7:18 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Missouri Gaming Chair Steps Down

Jim Mathewson
Missouri Senate website

The Missouri Gaming Commission is looking for a new chairman.  Jim Mathewson announced he’s stepping down, one month after his three-year term officially expired. 

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Headlines
9:12 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

ACLU urges Missouri Governor Nixon to veto a bill protecting worship services to protect freedom of speech.  The Missouri Senate race is close.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Housing Crisis
5:23 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Missouri Among States Spending Mortgage Settlement On Other Priorities

Missouri is one of more than a dozen states using funds from a $25 billion mortgage settlement to plug unrelated budget gaps, according to the New York Times and a report from Enterprise Community Partners, an affordable housing group.

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