Governor Jay Nixon has launched a major public effort to support his veto last week of a bill that would have cut Missouri's individual and corporate income taxes.
The Democratic Governor appeared before college and university officials Tuesday morning in Jefferson City, telling them that the GOP-backed proposal is the single greatest threat to public education he's seen in his career.
Governor Jay Nixon received a briefing Friday on the flooding situation in West Alton, Mo. Although the small town is still battling floods, a big question now is how to cope with the cleanup costs.
Local officials stressed that the flooding is still at a critical stage, and that the Mississippi is still well over flood level.
But the question of how to handle the costs will have to be answered in the coming weeks. St. Charles County has spent about $1.4 million, but said keeping track of receipts has not been a priority for the past few days.
Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.
On this week's episode: a "feisty" Governor Jay Nixon vetoes two pieces of legislation, and we discuss the chances of an override. Then we turn to the Eighth district to sum up the recently concluded election, and what the future holds for newly-elected Congressman Jason Smith.
Governor Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Monday that was aimed at curtailing foreign laws in Missouri. Although the bill didn’t explicitly say the word in its pages, detractors commonly referred to it as the “anti-Sharia law bill.”
Speaking in St. Louis at the Lutheran Family and Children’s Services, the Democratic governor referred to it as pointless “demagoguery.”
Governor Jay Nixon (D) strongly denied allegations Monday that his administration had a role in the language of a bill that would inadvertently cause a sales tax hike on prescription drugs in Missouri.
Last week, Nixon sent out a press release condemning an income tax bill passed by Republicans that would have accidentally caused a sales tax increase due to an accidental bracket.
Alan Freeman is stepping down as Director of the Missouri Department of Social Services, after only five months on the job.
Last December, Freeman left his job as President and CEO of Grace Hill Health Centers in St. Louis to take over the state's Social Services department. A press release from Governor Nixon's office states that Freeman is leaving to return to his former position at Grace Hill. No reason was given for the decision.
Missouri's legislative session has ended, with several issues resolved and several more that came up just short. St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin takes a closer look at the final day, and at what happens now: