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Governor Jay Nixon Approves Additional Spending
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Governor Jay Nixon has approved spending more than $250 million more this fiscal year. Nixon signed legislation yesterday that includes $120 million in additional general revenue spending. The governor had requested the extra money, in part because lawmakers last yea…
Nicole Galloway Sworn In As Missouri Auditor
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former county treasurer Nicole Galloway has been sworn in as Missouri's new auditor. Galloway vowed to protect personal data during a ceremony that made her appointment by fellow Democrat Gov. Jay Nixon official...
Missouri’s ATF Could Get Funding Boost
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's alcohol and tobacco enforcement efforts could get an earmarked funding boost under a plan endorsed by the state Senate. Legislation given initial approval would dedicate 70 percent of the fees from alcohol and tobacco licenses and permits to a special…
Vietnam Vet Buried 45-years After Death
CENTRALIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri soldier has been buried more than four decades after he died in an Army helicopter crash in Southeast Asia. The Columbia Missourian reports that a memorial was held Saturday in Centralia for Rodney Griffin...
Missouri’s Spending Plan Discussed By Legislature
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Private negotiations over Missouri's proposed $26 billion spending plan for next fiscal year are raising questions about transparency in lawmakers' decisions. The Legislature on Thursday passed next year's budget after a compromise was reached during c…
Catholic Cardinals To Meet In St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Roman Catholic cardinals from around the nation will gather in St. Louis. Tomorrow's gathering is a fundraising dinner for scholarships for The Catholic University of America in Washington. The event is hosted by a different diocese each year, and this will be the first t…

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