Gov. Jay Nixon

Politics & Issues
5:27 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Political Rundown: Is Nixon The One?

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is showing up on lists of potential presidential -- and vice presidential -- lists for 2016.
Credit Governor's website

Politics can be a 24/7 occupation, as anyone with a cell phone, computer or cable subscription knows. It's not hard to find political news, commentary or just plain rants. They are everywhere. Sometimes it takes a little more digging to find the context, perspective or background on major issues of the day. 

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Nixon in Fort Zumwalt
5:37 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Nixon Ties Good Jobs To Good Schools

Gov. Jay Nixon talks with students to stress that good schools are vital to Missouri’s ability to compete and create jobs in the global economy at Fort Zumwalt North High School in O'Fallon.
Credit Bill Greenblatt | UPI

Gov. Jay Nixon came to Fort Zumwalt North High School Wednesday on his “Good Schools, Good Jobs” tour, and based on the questions he was asked in a class he visited, many of the students there could end up with jobs in journalism.

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State of the state speech
7:42 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Nixon Proposes To Restore State Spending Lost Since 2008

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon at 2011 state of the state speech.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing a budget that would set state government spending at roughly what it was seven years ago, before the nation’s economy – and the state’s budgets -- took a nose dive.

And that’s a huge difference from the frugal budgets the state has seen for years.

The biggest beneficiary of the increased spending, should the General Assembly agree, will be public education.

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2014 State of the State Address
10:16 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

Nixon Expected To Call For Education Funding, Medicaid Expansion

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon, D, delivering the 2011 State of the State Address
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will deliver his annual State of the State address Tuesday night, during which he'll unveil his proposed budget for fiscal year 2015.

The governor was expected to announce funding increases for both K-12 schools and higher education, along with a warning to House and Senate GOP leaders not to cut taxes.  Nixon vetoed last year's tax cut bill (HB 253) and successfully fought off an attempted veto override last fall.  The Democratic governor is also expected to make another pitch for expanding Medicaid.

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