Missouri Legislature

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Jay Nixon
Claire Kidwell / KSMU

Gov. Jay Nixon is freeing up $1.875 million to complete renovations at Missouri State University’s Glass Hall, which houses the university’s College of Business. Nixon made the announcement from inside the facility Wednesday. He was joined by business students, faculty and school administrators. “The bottom line is that by watching our dollars carefully, and in investing in the things that we think can make the most difference, we have been able to get to where we are today,” he said. Nixon...

Missouri's budget for the current fiscal year is being cut again. Gov. Jay Nixon announced Wednesday that he's withholding $51 million from the FY2017 budget, which runs through June 30 of next year. The vast bulk of the temporary cut is coming out of Medicaid.

You could say that state Rep. Stephen Webber is used to getting questions about how his age parlays with his ability to succeed in politics. While working at the Columbia Daily Tribune in 2008, I was the first reporter to call Webber when he announced his candidacy for a Columbia-based state House seat . He was 24 when he jumped into the race, the youngest possible age someone could be to run for the Missouri House.