Jay Nixon

Missouri State Budget
5:25 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Mo. Gov. Nixon Criticizes Tax Cut Bill, 8-Month DMV Funding

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon (D)
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Governor Jay Nixon (D) delivered a mixed report card Friday on the state budget and other bills passed by the Republican-controlled Missouri General Assembly this week.


While he complimented lawmakers for increasing funding for K-12 schools and higher education, he also criticized them for passing legislation that would cut state income tax rates for individuals and corporations.  He told reporters that the bill would gut state revenues by more than $800 million.

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Missouri State Budget
2:43 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends $25 Billion State Budget To Gov. Nixon

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri lawmakers have sent a nearly $25 billion budget to Governor Jay Nixon (D).

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Dept. of Revenue/Conceal Carry
1:05 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Nixon Threatens Layoffs Over 8-Month Budget For Missouri's Motor Vehicles Division

(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Governor Jay Nixon (D) is threatening to lay off state workers unless Republican lawmakers fully fund the Missouri Department of Revenue's Motor Vehicles Division for a full fiscal year.


The warning comes one day after House and Senate budget negotiators agreed to only fund the state division for eight months, as a means of pressuring state Revenue officials to stop scanning and storing source documents of driver's license applicants.  Nixon says he'll treat the 8-month appropriation as a full year's funding if GOP leaders don’t reverse themselves.

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Dept. of Revenue/conceal carry
5:02 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Jones Unveils New Committee; Says Attempt To Access CCW List Was Part Of House Investigation

Mo. House Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka) announces the creation of a special committee to investigate the DOR/CCW controversy.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

House Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka) has formed a committee he says will thoroughly investigate the Department of Revenue's scanning of source documents for driver's license and conceal carry applicants, and the release of the state's conceal carry weapons (CCW) holder list to the federal government.


Jones says the committee is necessary because the Nixon administration has not fully cooperated with lawmakers' efforts to get answers to everything that's happened and why.

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Missouri State Budget/Conceal Carry
5:27 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Mo. Senate Passes State Budget, De-Funds DMV, And Defeats Another Medicaid Expansion Attempt

Mo. Capitol at night
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

After nearly eight hours of debate Monday, the Missouri Senate has passed next year’s state budget.

The roughly $25 billion spending plan still does not include Medicaid expansion, but not for a lack of trying by Democrats.  Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus offered up an amendment that would’ve added $890 million to the Social Services budget, enough to expand Medicaid to around 260,000 Missourians next year.

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Dept. of Revenue/Conceal Carry
12:59 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Schaefer Says ATF Bureau And Social Security Requested Missouri's Conceal Carry Weapons List

Mo. Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R, Columbia) holds a press conference in his office on Apr. 16, 2013, where he states that ATF took part in the request for Missouri's CCW list. To Schaefer's right is Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R).
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri Senator Kurt Schaefer (R, Columbia) says the Department of Revenue (DOR) has continued to withhold information from his legislative committee about the list of conceal carry weapons (CCW) holders that the agency compiled for the federal government.

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Medicaid Expansion
11:58 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Nixon Addresses 1,000+ Medicaid Expansion Supporters At Mo. Capitol

iPad photo of people crammed inside the Mo. Capitol Rotunda for a rally on Apr. 16, 2013, in which Gov. Jay Nixon called for expanding Medicaid.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

A crowd estimated at more than 1,000 crammed into the Rotunda of the Missouri Capitol Tuesday to hear Governor Jay Nixon (D) call for expanding Medicaid to an additional 300,000 residents, nearly 260,000 of them by next year.


He told the crowd that the people he wants to add are those with low-paying jobs that don’t include health coverage.

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Dept. of Revenue/Conceal carry
6:39 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Mo. Senate Gives 1st-Round Approval To Bill Barring DOR From Scanning Source Documents

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to legislation that would prohibit the Department of Revenue (DOR) from scanning and storing source documents for driver’s license, conceal-carry, and other applications.

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Medicaid Expansion
3:53 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Nixon Takes Medicaid Expansion Campaign To Mo. Senate Republicans

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon (D) leaves a meeting of the Mo. Senate's Republican caucus on April 9th, 2013.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri Senate Republicans were visited Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.

As he did last week with House Republicans, Nixon pitched his proposal to expand Medicaid to an additional 260,000 Missourians next year.  He told reporters afterwards that it went well, and that much of the discussion focused on the alternate Medicaid package moving through the Missouri House.

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Out-of-state vehicle purchases
4:26 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Bill To Restore Local Sales Taxes On Out-Of-State Vehicle Purchases Sent to Mo. Gov. Nixon

A used car dealership in central Missouri.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri lawmakers have sent legislation to Governor Jay Nixon (D) that would levy local sales taxes on vehicles purchased in other states with voters’ approval.

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