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Nixon Cuts $22 Million In Education Funding, Says GOP Lawmakers Forced His Hand

Because of a dispute over how much money to put in this year's supplemental budget, Gov. Jay Nixon has cut $22 million from public schools and higher education.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Don't Mess With Taxes

Missouri's Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday runs April 19-25

Missouri knows how to celebrate Earth Day, April 22. It's smack-dab in the middle of the state's annual Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday.

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KMIZ

Highway 63 work adding to congestion near Columbia

Highway 63 bridge work near Columbia has created some traffic congestion for alternative routes.

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Missourian

Missouri Senate confirms Social Services director

The Missouri Senate has confirmed a longtime employee of the Missouri Department of Social Services to be the agency's new director.

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KSDK-TV Saint Louis

MoDOT testing sound cannons in KCMoDOT testing sound cannons in...

Missouri Department of Transportation is testing out a new way to keep work zones safe.

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Missourian

UM System hires risk management firm to address sexual assault policies

The University of Missouri System has hired a higher education risk management consulting firm to look at how each campus handles sexual assault and mental health issues.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Missouri

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Maneater

State Historical Society of Missouri to receive new home

In the basement of Ellis Library, the State Historical Society's headquarters, there's nowhere near enough room for the thousands of illustrations by 19th century explorers, the canvases of 20th century political artists or the more than 14,000 editorial cartoons that make up just a part of its collection.

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KMBC-TV

Missouri lawmakers approve tax cut package

Setting up a likely veto showdown, the Republican-led Missouri Legislature gave final approval Wednesday to an income tax cut for millions of individuals and thousands of business owners that Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon warned could imperil funding for public schools and services.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Missouri House endorses early voting measures

The Republican-controlled Missouri House endorsed a pair of measures Wednesday that would expand early voting, though Democratic critics called it a "sham" that could circumvent a separate voting initiative that would go further.

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Joplin

Missouri Says It's Not 'Cruel and Unusual' to Jail Man 13 Years After ...

The Missouri Department of Corrections realized in July 2013 that Anderson, then slated for release, never served a 13-year sentence for helping rob a Burger King employee in 1999 due to an apparent clerical error.

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KOMU-TV Columbia

Missouri Senate Endorses Drug Program Renewal

The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation to renew an expiring prescription drug benefit for over 200,000 low-income and disabled seniors.

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SFGate

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This undated photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Cornealious Anderson.

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Libertarian Party

Missouri LP places 30 candidates on primary ballot

Once again, the Missouri LP is running a full slate of candidates for federal offices.

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USA Today

States battle asthma as numbers grow

In a valley wedged between the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, St. Louis often finds itself beset by a stationary air mass that only a severe storm of some kind can dislodge.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Asthma, Health, Missouri, Healthcare Law, Law, Nursing, Medicaid, Medicare

The Macon Telegraph

House OKs notification for ending fluoridation

The Missouri House gave first-round approval Tuesday to the legislation. It would require notification at least 90 days before a vote to permanently cease fluoridation.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Defend city zoning rights [St. Joseph News-Press (MO)]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) We've been down this road before. Last year a bill passed the Missouri General Assembly and was signed into law by Gov. Jay Nixon that would have changed how decisions are made about placement of cell phone towers.

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KSDK-TV Saint Louis

WB I-64 to close Friday night

The Missouri Department of Transportation will shut down all westbound lanes of Interstate 64 this weekend to allow crews to set up girders at the Tower Grove and Boyle bridges.

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The Kansas City Star

Missouri Supreme Court expands legal rights for injured workers

The Missouri Supreme Court overturned 30 years of precedent with a ruling Tuesday that gives greater legal protections to injured workers who are fired from their jobs.

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Sedalia Democrat

Missouri losing out in Medicaid expansion de...

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is not perfect, but I'm happy that he is attempting to convince the fine politicians of the state of Missouri to opt in to the Medicaid expansion that is being offered by the federal government as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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New York Daily News

Missouri man may get 13 years in jail after being sentenced 13 years ago

Cornealious 'Mike' Anderson, surrounded by his four children and his wife, LaQonna, is waiting on word from the Missouri Attorney General's office.

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