Jay Nixon

Jay Nixon
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Along with electing a new president in November, Missourians will vote a new governor into office. After nearly eight years leading the state, Governor Jay Nixon wants to leave office knowing Missouri’s disaster response efforts continue to make progress.

This fed into the purpose behind his ten-day trek around the state, hosting roundtable discussions with community organizations, to highlight improvements in the state’s emergency response procedures.

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Missouri State University plans to modify some work being done on Glass Hall as a result of state funding restrictions.

Gov. Jay Nixon last week announced $57.2 million in cuts from the state budget after lawmakers overrode his vetoes of two bills. The tax breaks in these items were not accounted for, according to Nixon.

The public defenders office in Missouri says it's been overloaded for years: too many cases, too few attorneys, too little funding.

Echo Bluff State Park is officially open.

Gov. Jay Nixon cut the ribbon Saturday on Missouri's newest park, which is being promoted as a hub from which visitors can explore the state's Ozark region.

Gov. Jay Nixon
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A manufacturer’s expansion will bring 60 new jobs to Joplin with the possibility of more in the future.

HS Baking formally announced Tuesday it will locate its snack and cracker operations in Joplin at its new flagship bakery.

The $8 million project includes the purchase of new equipment and a manufacturing plant that was previously operated by General Mills. Renovations to that facility will being in the next few months and recruitment of workers starts this week.