State and Regional News
Gov. Jay Nixon said tactics, agenda won't change despite historic Democratic defeat
JEFFERSON CITY - One day after his party lost a number of legislative seats, Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon said he will not change his tactics or agenda following his party's election day defeat.
Republicans now hold veto-proof majorities in both chambers, with the second largest number of seats held by a single party in the House since it was expanded to 163 members.
Former House Democrat and current House Democratic leader spar over switching parties
JEFFERSON CITY - On Election Night, Rep. Linda Black of St. Francois County coasted to a reelection victory with no challenger facing her.
The next day, she announced she is switching her political allegiance to the Republican Party.
House Democratic Leader Jacob Hummel said the way Black switched parties was not right.
• Applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program now being accepted
JEFFERSON CITY, MO - As autumn leaves and temperatures drop around Missouri, the Missouri Department of Social Services is reminding Missourians in-need that the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) can help them with their heating bills this fall and winter.
Gov. Nixon names former Anheuser-Busch president Dave Peacock and attorney Bob Blitz to analyze options for keeping NFL in St. Louis
• Civic leaders will analyze and provide options that will protect taxpayers and ensure private investment
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today asked two prominent St. Louis civic leaders – former president of Anheuser-Busch David Peacock and Clayton attorney Robert Blitz – to conduct an analysis over the next 60 days of the current situation regarding the St. Louis Rams and provide a briefing to the Governor on options to ensure that St. Louis remains an NFL city for years to come.
Secretary of State Investor Alert urging Missourians to take steps to protect their identities online
Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander today issued an Investor Alert marking National Identity Protection Week (October 27-31), and encouraging Missourians to use six simple tips to protect themselves from online identity theft. National Identity Protection Week is a project led by the Federal Trade Commission, National Bankers Association and the National Sheriffs’ Association.