Jay Nixon

Martin Link
5:17 pm
Mon February 7, 2011

Nixon denies clemency to Link, Missouri prepares for first execution in 2 years

Martin Link, scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, Feb. 9, was denied clemency by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today. (Missouri Department of Corrections website)

UPDATE 2:08 p.m. Feb. 8, 2011:

The Missouri Supreme Court is refusing to halt the execution of Martin Link.

The court announced the decision without comment on Tuesday.

Link's attorney, Jennifer Herndon, says two appeals (mentioned in our original story below) are still pending before the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Original Story:

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MO Statehouse
5:38 pm
Thu February 3, 2011

Nixon releases $10 million for school buses in Missouri

Governor Jay Nixon (D) has released an additional $10 million withheld from school bus funding for Missouri's public schools this year.

Nixon initially ordered $70 million withheld from K-12 transportation funding, citing dwindling revenues.

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Morning round-up
9:49 am
Tue February 1, 2011

Morning headlines: Blizzard warning extended, storm makes morning travel difficult, drug tests for welfare recipients heads to Mo. Senate

The St. Louis metro region is under a blizzard warning until noon Wednesday. (Slprnews)

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New Year's Eve Tornadoes
6:06 pm
Fri January 28, 2011

SBA announces low-interest loans made available to tornado victims

Debris litters the parking lot after a possible tornado hit the surrounding area of Sunset Hills, Missouri on Dec. 31, 2010. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today the availability of low-interest federal disaster loans to victims of the 2010-2011 New Year's Eve tornadoes.

According to an SBA release, the Administration acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following the denial on Jan. 26 of the state’s request for a major disaster declaration.

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New Year's Eve Tornadoes
1:30 pm
Thu January 27, 2011

Missouri will not receive FEMA aid for NYE tornado damage

A truck lays on its side after a possible tornado hit the surrounding area of Sunset Hills, Missouri on Dec. 31, 2010. Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon requested federal aid for recovery efforts, but that request has been denied. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon formally requested federal aid for victims of the New Year's Eve tornadoes that hit several areas of the state - but that request has been denied.

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Tax Amnesty
1:01 pm
Thu January 27, 2011

Mo. lawmakers considering 2 tax amnesty proposals

The Missouri House of Representatives chambers during Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State Address on Jan. 19, 2011. A tax amnesty proposal was presented today to a House committee by Republican Rep. Tom Flanigan. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Missouri lawmakers are considering two different options for enticing people to pay overdue taxes.

A tax amnesty proposal presented Thursday to a House committee by Republican Rep. Tom Flanigan, of Carthage, would waive all interest and penalties for delinquent taxpayers who pay up between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31.

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Nixon budget
5:33 pm
Mon January 24, 2011

Nixon wants to expand comm. college money

Gov. Jay Nixon delivers his State of the State address on Jan. 19. He was in St. Louis on Monday to push for an expanded scholarship he called for in that address
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Read Gov. Jay Nixon's proposed budget for fiscal year 2012 closely, and you'll see a set of numbers that can give you pause.

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MO Statehouse
4:59 pm
Fri January 21, 2011

Nixon talks education with reporters

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon, pictured here during his 2011 State of the State address, spent some time today discussing education issues with reporters. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Governor Jay Nixon spent a few minutes with reporters in Jefferson  City today, answering questions about education and other topics.

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Morning round-up
8:41 am
Fri January 21, 2011

Morning headlines: Nixon proposes tax amnesty, Mountain lion sighting in Chesterfield, Ameren raising gas rates

A wildlife camera captured the image of a Mountain lion in Chesterfield. It's the third sighting in Missouri since Nov. (flickr/contemplicity)

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MO Statehouse
4:09 pm
Thu January 20, 2011

Labor union opposes Nixon's job cut proposal

At least one labor union that represents state workers in Missouri is lashing out at Governor Jay Nixon's plan to eliminate more than 860 state jobs.

Nixon made that announcement during Wednesday's State of the State Address.

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