John Lamping Governor Nixon Begins Second Term By Marshall Griffin • Jan 14, 2013 jimmywayne / Flickr Jay Nixon has been sworn in for his second and final four-year term as Missouri Governor. Missouri Senate Panel Holds Final Immigration Meeting By Marshall Griffin & Marshall Griffin • Dec 14, 2012 The Missouri Senate’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Immigration held its final meeting Thursday. Among the issues discussed was legislation that would require driver’s license exams be given in English only. Cigarette Tax Increase On The Table In Missouri By Marshall Griffin • Dec 7, 2012 Despite being rejected by voters last month, there’s a new proposal to raise Missouri’s cigarette tax. Lawmakers Get Jumpstart On Legislative Session By Marshall Griffin • Dec 3, 2012 Missouri lawmakers have begun pre-filing bills for the 2013 regular session.