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Gov. Jay Nixon

May 15, 2011

Nixon signs new bill restricting hog farm suits

Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto earlier this month of a bill restricting agriculture nuisance suits essentially turned out to be an editing job.

May 1, 2011

Lawmakers pass congressional redistricting map

Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature passed what it touted as a compromise plan to redraw the state’s congressional districts Wednesday night, but some Democrats decried it as a partisan map and urged the governor to veto it.

Apr 24, 2011

Doing in Daugherty

States’ rights might be all the rage when it comes to health care, but the Missouri Legislature is perfectly fine with federal law when it comes to employment discrimination.

Apr 8, 2011

Nixon visits bearing loans

For those small businesses having trouble getting bank loans, Gov. Jay Nixon delivered some good news during his visit Friday to St. Peters. The state has obtained $27 million in federal funding to help entrepreneurs expand and create jobs.

Feb 20, 2011

Hundreds of pleas for mercy sent to Nixon before clemency decision

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has remained largely mum about his motivations for sparing the life of a condemned prisoner, but records obtained by The Associated Press show hundreds of people implored him to do so — including many who cast doubt on whether the man actually was guilty of murder.

Apr 15, 2010

Michael Calvin withdraws name from police board nomination

A former St. Louis circuit judge has withdrawn his name from consideration for a spot on the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners. Gov. Jay Nixon had nominated Michael Calvin, now of counsel with Spencer Fane Britt & Browne, to fill one of two vacancies on the board that oversees the city’s police department. But […]

Dec 9, 2009

Nixon seeks tougher penalties for DWI

Gov. Jay Nixon called for lawmakers to impose stricter penalties on driving-while-intoxicated offenders during a statewide tour on Wednesday, with stops in Hannibal, St. Louis County and Cape Girardeau County.

Nov 20, 2009

Nixon stresses business retention

Gov. Jay Nixon says helping existing businesses to grow and create jobs is "much, much cheaper and [more] cost effective" than trying to lure out-of-state companies to Missouri.

In a speech Friday before members of local chambers of commerce, the governor stressed the importance of business retention. More than 200 business people turned out to hear Nixon speak at a luncheon at the Old Hi[...]

Sep 25, 2009

Public defender system still waiting on stimulus dollars

When it comes to its promised $2 million in federal stimulus funds, the state's public defender office has a message for Gov. Jay Nixon: "Show me the money." As the clock ticks toward the endpoint for use of the stimulus funds - June 2011 - Nixon hasn't released any stimulus dollars to the state's beleaguered system. It's been five months since the Legislature approved the allocation. [...]

Apr 24, 2009

A fix for the Injury Fund? Not this year

With just three weeks left in the legislative session, an effort to alter the Second Injury Fund this year appears all but dead. Nonetheless, those watching the fund still expect it to become insolvent in the near future. In 2007, state Auditor Susan Montee released an audit showing that the fund would become insolvent without […]

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