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Gov. Nixon to attend North American Detroit Auto Show; meetings with automotive companies and suppliers to be held

• Efforts to strengthen Missouri’s auto sector have resulted in more than $2 billion in investments by automotive manufacturers and suppliers
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Building on efforts that have resulted in more than $2 billion in investments from automotive manufacturers and suppliers, Gov. Jay Nixon this week will join Director Mike Downing of the Missouri Department of Economic Development at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Mich.  This will be the fourth year in a row Gov. Nixon has attended the show and met with leading automotive companies to promote Missouri’s burgeoning automotive industry.

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As cold temperatures continue throughout the state, more Missourians to get help staying warm, Gov. Nixon announces

• More federal funding is now available for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program to help Missourians in need with home heating bills
 
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that the Missouri Department of Social Services is making more than $4.5 million in additional federal funds available to help low-income Missourians stay warm this winter through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

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Patrol reports preliminary 2014 boating and traffic fatality statistics show decrease

Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is pleased to announce Missouri has experienced a reduction in drownings, boating fatalities, and traffic fatalities in 2014.

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Donations sought for January 24 fundraiser

    Boating for Buddies will hold a charity fundraiser on January 24 to benefit local community members in need. The even will include barbeque, live auction and a night of dancing with a live band. Donations are being requested for the auction and all proceeds will benefit Madi Stroud, Kathy Courtois and others.

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Gov. Nixon receives analysis from Highway Commission on public-private partnership to improve and expand I-70

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today received an analysis from the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission of options for utilizing tolls to improve and expand Interstate 70 and free up resources for road and bridge projects around the state. Earlier this month, the Governor sent a letter to Commission Chair Stephen Miller, requesting that the Commission provide the analysis by Dec. 31.

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