Jay Nixon http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon Signs Bill To Expand Access Of Heroin Antidote To First Responders http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-signs-bill-expand-access-heroin-antidote-first-responders <p>Missouri state Rep. Dave Hinson has seen first-hand what a lifesaver a heroin antidote can be.</p><p>Hinson, R-St. Clair, is a paramedic based in north St. Louis County. Just recently, he said, he used the antidote to save the life of a homeless man at a Metrolink stop who had apparently overdosed on heroin.</p><p>“It’s pretty simple to identify a heroin overdose, with the pinpoint pupils,” said Hinson. If the antidote is given soon enough – before the user has stopped breathing for several minutes – the effects of the heroin can be swiftly reversed.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:11:48 +0000 Jo Mannies 37770 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Signs Bill To Expand Access Of Heroin Antidote To First Responders Missouri Ends Fiscal Year With Less Income Than Expected, Threatens Spending Plans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-ends-fiscal-year-less-income-expected-threatens-spending-plans <p>After months of roller-coaster finances, the state of Missouri is ending up its fiscal year with an overall decline compared to a year ago.</p><p>And Gov. Jay Nixon’s administration fears that the slowdown may continue – especially if the General Assembly overturns his vetoes of various tax cuts.</p><p>Monday’s final day of the state’s 2014 fiscal year found the state’s final general-revenue tally to be three percent below what had been projected – about $240 million short. That shortfall had prompted Nixon’s last-minute round of budget cuts about a week ago.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:07:04 +0000 Jo Mannies 37735 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Ends Fiscal Year With Less Income Than Expected, Threatens Spending Plans Nixon Vetoes Bill Mandating 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-vetoes-bill-mandating-72-hour-waiting-period-abortions <p><strong>(Updated 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 2)</strong></p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have tripled the state’s waiting period for an abortion to 72 hours, saying it reflected&nbsp; “a callous disregard for women who find themselves in horrific circumstances.”</p><p>The governor noted in Wednesday’s veto message that the bill, HB 1307, had no exceptions for rape or incest.</p><p>“This extreme and disrespectful measure would unnecessarily prolong the suffering of rape and incest victims and jeopardize the health and wellbeing of women,” Nixon said Wednesday.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:48:55 +0000 Jo Mannies 37722 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Vetoes Bill Mandating 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortions Gov. Nixon Named Among Most Secretive Officials In U.S. With ‘Award’ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-nixon-named-among-most-secretive-officials-us-award <p>Missouri is one of several states that are buying their execution drugs in secret. This week, the issue is getting some national attention.</p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been recognized as one of the “most secretive publicly funded agencies or people in the United States.” He’s “won” the <a href="http://ire.org/awards/golden-padlock/" style="line-height: 1.15;">Golden Padlock Award</a> from Investigative Reporters and Editors. (He was also invited to accept the award in person, but declined).</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:46:14 +0000 Chris McDaniel & Kelsey Proud 37505 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gov. Nixon Named Among Most Secretive Officials In U.S. With ‘Award’ Nixon Vetoes School Transfer Bill, Citing Public Money For Private Schools And Other Concerns http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-vetoes-school-transfer-bill-citing-public-money-private-schools-and-other-concerns <p>As promised, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed on Tuesday the wide-ranging school transfer bill passed by lawmakers this year, saying it violates basic principles of public education and does nothing to help students trapped in unaccredited schools.<br /><br />At the offices of Education Plus in west St. Louis County, the governor listed three main reasons for his action.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:31:30 +0000 Dale Singer 37487 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Vetoes School Transfer Bill, Citing Public Money For Private Schools And Other Concerns Nixon Cuts More Than $1 Billion From FY2015 State Budget http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-cuts-more-1-billion-fy2015-state-budget <p><em>Updated at 3:57 p.m. with reaction from House Budget Chair Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood.</em></p><p><em>Updated at 3:21 p.m. with reaction from House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka.</em></p><p><em>Updated with reactions at 2:25 p.m., Tues., June 24.&nbsp; </em></p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has announced $1.1 billion in cuts from the Fiscal Year 2015 state budget that goes into effect July 1.</p><p>Those cuts include nearly $276 million in line-item vetoes and $846 million in temporary withholds, which could be released by the governor at a later date.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:58:45 +0000 Marshall Griffin 37471 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Cuts More Than $1 Billion From FY2015 State Budget Politically Speaking: Cardetti Climbs From 'Lowest Low Man On Totem Pole' To Top Consultant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-cardetti-climbs-lowest-low-man-totem-pole-top-consultant <p>Politically Speaking continues its interviews with Missouri’s most prominent behind-the-scenes players. St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies speak this week with “the pride of St. James,” aka political consultant Jack Cardetti.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Note: You can&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/politically-speaking/id775890522" target="_blank">subscribe to us on iTunes</a>&nbsp;now.</p><p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:56:20 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum & Jo Mannies 37379 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Cardetti Climbs From 'Lowest Low Man On Totem Pole' To Top Consultant Gov. Nixon Launches New State Energy Plan http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-nixon-launches-new-state-energy-plan <p>Gov. Jay Nixon signed an <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/news/executive-orders/executive-order-14-06" target="_blank">executive order</a> on Wednesday, officially launching the development of a comprehensive state energy plan.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:47:54 +0000 Parth Shah & Véronique LaCapra 37325 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gov. Nixon Launches New State Energy Plan Nixon Vetoes Bills That Would Have Cut State, Local Revenue By $776 Million A Year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-vetoes-bills-would-have-cut-state-local-revenue-776-million-year <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon followed through with his <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-blasts-legislative-session-abysmal-while-gop-leaders-call-it-historic">earlier threat</a> by vetoing on Wednesday 10 bills passed during the last day of the legislative session. The bills set up special tax breaks for a variety of businesses, from restaurants to data centers.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:36:18 +0000 Jo Mannies 36909 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Vetoes Bills That Would Have Cut State, Local Revenue By $776 Million A Year Area Counties Ready Project Wish Lists; Nixon Opposes Tax Increase http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/area-counties-ready-project-wish-lists-nixon-opposes-tax-increase <p>The city of St. Louis and St. Louis County have plans for nearly $1.1 billion worth of transportation projects if a statewide sales tax increase passes this August.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:34:14 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 36661 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Area Counties Ready Project Wish Lists; Nixon Opposes Tax Increase