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1 hr ago | River Front Times

McCulloch, Knowles and Nixon Do Not Have the Best Interests of We the People in Mind

Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from the St. Louis area. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place.

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1 hr ago | Mother Jones

GOP Moderates' Secret Confession: We Were Afraid to Vote Against Extreme Abortion Bill

In the hours before Missouri Republicans overrode Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto and passed one of the harshest abortion bills in the country , a handful of Republican women - party activists, a local officeholder, and operatives who support abortion rights - drove to Jefferson City and begged lawmakers to reconsider. When cornered, some GOP lawmakers made a confession.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

AmmoLand

OC vs CCW: Changing the Language

The Missouri House successfully overrode Governor Jay Nixon's veto of pro-gun legislation. Amongst other aspects, the new law makes it legal to open carry in Missouri under certain circumstances.

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Missourian

Veto session does offer few encouraging signs

Perhaps the most encouraging aspect of last week's legislative veto session is a renewed focus on broad ideas rather than narrow issues. Sen. Bob Dixon of Springfield and Rep. Jay Barnes of Jefferson City were among the Republican lawmakers who backed off targeted tax relief in favor of pursuing more far-reaching tax reform when the regular session convenes in January.

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Greenwich Citizen

Missouri education commissioner to resign

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro announced Monday that she will resign at the end of this year, concluding a five-year tenure marked by repeated criticism as the state adopted new school accreditation standards and dealt with struggling districts. In a written statement announcing Nicastro's departure, the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education noted her tenure has included the implementation of new standards for student achievement, school district classification, teacher preparation and early childhood education.

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Richmond Daily News

State Politics: Nixon veto of tax breaks stands, prompts release of funds withheld from schools

Following a successful effort to defeat a package of special interest tax breaks, Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday the release of $143.6 million for local school districts and higher education institutions. In addition, local schools will be spared an additional $93 million cut to their Proposition C sales tax revenues that would have resulted from these tax breaks becoming law.

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Business Journal

Missouri A+ program worries about incomplete assignment

Missouri's A+ program, which reimburses tuition for students at state community colleges, is worried it might fail to cover the entire bill, The Columbia Daily Tribune reports. The Missouri Department of Higher Education notified community college officials that rising costs could prevent the state from fully reimbursing the cost of A+ students.

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KIXQ-FM Joplin

Nixon Freezes Budget Items That Legislature Passed In Override Session

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has blocked expenditures for all 47 budget items on which lawmakers overrode his line-item vetoes. Nixon said Friday he was restricting $54 million of spending items to ensure a balanced budget.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

HON

Health Highlights: Sept. 14, 2014

One in three retired National Football League players will develop neurological problems, and those problems will develop at "notably younger ages" than is normal, numbers released Friday show. The statistics formed the basis of a settlement the NFL reached with 5,000 former players who sued the league claiming the long-term damage of concussions was hidden from them, The New York Times reported.

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Monterey County Herald

Dana Milbank: Why Ferguson tragedy could become a farce

What happened in Ferguson, Mo., last month was a tragedy. What's on course to happen there next month could be a farce.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, St Louis County, MO, US Governors, Opinion

OpEdNews

The Red Flag Flies High Again on Prosecution in Brown Slaying

A little over a year ago the debate was fierce over whether Florida state prosecutor Angela "tough on Crime" Corey assigned to prosecute George Zimmerman for killing Trayvon Martin would dump the case. There was good reason for the debate.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Violent Crime, St Louis County, MO, US Governors, US News, Liberal Political News

Tony's Kansas City

Politico Chirs Moreno vs. Prof. Steve Kraske

TKC NOTE : Kansas City politico Chris Moreno recently sent this response to Steve Kraske's assessment of Gov. Jay's political fortunes . Check it: Steve Kraske's understanding of state party politics has always been from local consultants who haven't won a competitive race in years and do not like Nixon because he built a better team without them.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Minot Daily News

Will justice do justice in Ferguson?

It has been over a month since Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo., and we have yet to hear the police officer's version of events. Was Officer Darren Wilson badly injured in his scuffle with Brown? Did Brown attempt to seize the officer's weapon? Did Wilson have reason to fear for his own life? None of these answers has been forthcoming, which is odd and, frankly, suspicious.

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News Tribune

Public defenders praise override of veto

The Missouri Public Defenders office is praising lawmakers after this week's vote to restore funding to the defender system. The General Assembly overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of $3.47 million intended to pay private attorneys to handle cases where the public defender has a conflict.

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Saint Louis Front Page

SBA Grants Gov. Nixon's Request for Disaster Assistance for Businesses Owners in Ferguson

SBA Grants Gov. Nixon's Request for Disaster Assistance ST. LOUIS, MO, , September 7, 2014 - In response to a request from Gov. Jay Nixon, the U.S. Small Business Administration has announced it will make low-interest disaster loans available to business owners and non-profit organizations in north St. Louis County that suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the events in Ferguson.

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Washington Times

Missouri lawmakers push electronic privacy, again

A new Missouri law banning schools from electronically tracking students is part of a recent national push among states to increase privacy protections, experts say. The bill will take effect in October after lawmakers overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the bill this past week, just barely getting the required two-thirds majority in both chambers.

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KOB-TV New Mexico

New Missouri law will allow specially trained teachers to carry firearms

Missouri schools now have the option to allow specially trained teachers to carry guns following the state senate's override of Governor Jay Nixon's gun bill veto on Wednesday. Columbia Public Schools says this law is too new to know if the district is going to make any changes.

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KRMS-AM Osage Beach

Missouri Has Record Veto Override Session

The State Senate has concluded a record 2014 veto override session. This comes after the legislature moved to override many of Governor Jay Nixon's vetoes.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

DFW Catholic

Mo. lawmakers override governor's veto to pass pro-life measures

St. Louis, Mo., Sep 12, 2014 / 03:49 pm .- The Missouri legislature has overridden two vetoes from Gov. Jay Nixon in order to implement a three-day waiting period before an abortion and a tax credit for pregnancy centers and maternity homes. Karen Nolkemper, executive director of the Respect Life Apostolate for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, said the votes for the two bills are "a public affirmation that all life matters, even that of the most vulnerable among us."

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KRMS-AM Osage Beach

Nixon Released Previously Frozen Money

Governor Jay Nixon has released $143 million dollars of education funding that he had previously frozen. The move comes after lawmakers sustained most of his vetoes of bills that would have granted tax breaks to various businesses such as electric companies, computer data centers and fitness clubs.

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