Missouri Governor

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon laid out his budget plans in his State of the State address. On this edition of Up To Date, a panel of state senators from the Kansas City area discuss the Governor's requests and look ahead to the legislative year.

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U.S. Senate

On Monday's Up To Date, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill announces she will not run for governor in 2016. The Missouri Democrat also talks with Steve Kraske about campaign finances, her future in the senate, and her upcoming trip to Cuba. 

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed several pieces of legislation on Wednesday aimed to benefit veterans and their families on a tour that included stops at Cape Giardeau and Springfield.  

Higher education is on the chopping block once again in Jefferson City.

Jefferson City, MO – Republicans in Missouri are praising Monday's ruling by a federal judge in Virginia that declared portions of the new federal health care law unconstitutional.

The Missouri Republican Party released a statement criticizing Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill for supporting the bill and "thumbing her nose at the clear will of Missourians."

The State GOP also accused Governor Jay Nixon of ducking the issue altogether.

Nixon did respond to a question about the ruling during a press conference in Columbia on Monday.

More Proof of Changing Show-Me Electorate

Dec 3, 2010
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Kansas City, MO – Missouri's Governor has a higher degree of crossover support than most governors in the country. A newly released poll shows Jay Nixon in a strong position halfway through his first term to win a second one.

The independent Public Policy Polling has interesting findings. One is that Nixon is weaker with Democratic voters than most Democratic governors around the U.S. But his numbers with independents and Republicans more than make up for tepid support from his base.

Kansas City, MO – Governor Jay Nixon touted his economic-development plan at Maple Woods Community College on Wednesday. Nixon wants to focus on targeted growth industries like advance manufacturing, animal health and life sciences.