Jay Nixon

1:29 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Nixon Signs Legislation Dealing With Children, Dismisses Call For Session On School Transfers

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation allowing parents more time to give up newborns, requiring screening for a heart defect and dealing with mandatory reporters of child abuse.

Nixon held a bill signing ceremony Tuesday at St. Louis Children's Hospital. In front of dozens of doctors and child advocates, the Democratic governor signed a bill that he said will close a loophole for child abuse reporting.

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12:49 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Mo. House Chief Ends Subpoenas For Gov's Staff

Tim Bommel, Mo. House Communications

Missouri's top House official has dropped an attempt to subpoena members of Gov. Jay Nixon's administration to testify before a committee he created.

House Speaker Tim Jones had subpoenaed five current Nixon staffers and his former Revenue Department director to testify about changes that were made in Missouri's procedures for issuing driver's licenses.

The six people all declined to appear as directed by the subpoenas last month, and a Cole County judge temporarily blocked the subpoenas from being enforced.

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MO Statehouse
12:44 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Nixon Signs Mo. Bill Dealing With Welfare Benefits

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon signs a bill into law in his State Capitol office.
Marshall Griffin, KWMU

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation that prohibits welfare recipients from using such funds at liquor stores, casinos or strip clubs.

The legislation also bars recipients from using cash benefits to buy anything marketed for adults while increasing penalties for people who are convicted of spending benefits improperly. The newly signed law brings Missouri into compliance with federal restrictions on purchases using Temporary Assistance for Needy Families electronic cash benefit cards.

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Gun Laws
11:28 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Nixon Vetoes Bill That Blocked Enforcement Of Federal Gun Laws, Jones Says He'll Vote To Override

Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have blocked the enforcement of federal gun laws in Missouri.
(via Flickr/ M Glasgow)

Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have blocked Missouri officials from enforcing federal gun laws, saying it would violate the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution.

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4:30 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Politically Speaking: Nixon's Budget Witholding And Vetos, Dooley's Donations

Chris McDaniel, St. Louis Public Radio.

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 4th of July show: the gang discusses Governor Nixon's move to hold $400 million from the budget, his numerous vetoes, the Department of Revenue document scanning developments, and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley's six-figure donation from libertarian Rex Sinquefield.

Follow Chris McDaniel on Twitter@csmcdaniel

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Document Scanning
4:44 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Nixon Signs Bill Blocking Scanning Of Documents For Driver's Licenses

The dome of the Missouri Capitol.
(via Flickr/jimbowen0306)

Perhaps in an effort to put an end to an ongoing political battle over the practice, Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation blocking the Department of Revenue from scanning and storing documents required to get a driver's license.

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2014 Budget
11:07 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Nixon Freezes $400 Million From State Budget

Gov. Jay Nixon has frozen $400 million from the state budget that takes effect July 1.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Updated at 4:55 p.m. with quotes from Gov. Nixon, Budget Dir. Luebbering, and several GOP legislative leaders.

Citing concerns that lawmakers will override his veto of an income tax bill, Governor Jay Nixon (D) announced today that he's frozen more than $400 million in spending from the state's budget for next year.

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3:39 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Nixon Vetoes Increases To Drivers License Fees

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announces his veto of Senate Bill 51 in St. Louis, Mo., on June 26, 2013. The bill would have increased an array of licensing office fees for Missouri drivers.
Credit (Kristi Luther/St. Louis Public Radio)

Missouri drivers will not see their license fees double. Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have increased an array of fees at your local license office.

Under the bill, the costs of registering a vehicle would have gone up by $1.50. It also would have doubled the application fee for titles and obtaining or renewing a driver's license.

The bill was projected to raise $22 million annually, but Nixon in St. Louis Wednesday said it didn't specify the improvements that would be made using the money.

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Nixon Trade Mission
6:08 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Nixon Announces From Europe That Boeing Will Add 400 New Jobs To Its St. Louis County Campus

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon (D) and acting Econ. Dev. Dir. Mike Downing, at the Mo. Pavilion located at the International Paris Air Show.
Office of Mo. Gov. Nixon

Governor Jay Nixon (D) says Boeing will expand its operations in St. Louis County.

The Governor made the announcement during a trade mission in Western Europe.  He told reporters via conference call that Boeing will add a new technology information center to its campus in St. Louis County.  Both Nixon and Boeing officials were in attendance this week at the International Paris Air Show in France.

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2:31 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Nixon Leaves For European Business Trip

Gov. Jay Nixon greets members of the Missouri House before delivering his first State of the State address. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Governor Jay Nixon began a weeklong trip Friday to Europe to promote Missouri businesses.

Senate Majority Leader Ron Richard, a Republican, will be joining the Democratic governor on the trip, as will Democrate state Senator Ryan McKenna. They'll stop  in France, the United Kingdom and Belgium.

Missouri businesses exported more than $2.5 billion worth of products to Europe last year - about 20 percent of the state's total exports.

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