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Gov. Nixon congratulates the Missouri Department of Economic Development on being named the best economic development agency in the country

• Pollina Corporate recognizes Missouri for its record year of new job creation and capital investments
 
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri’s Department of Economic Development has been named the number one economic development agency in the country by the nation’s premier international brokerage and consulting firms, Gov. Jay Nixon announced today. According to AEDI/Pollina Corporate, this is the first time the organization has formally ranked state agencies making Missouri the first to receive the distinction.

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At East Central College, Gov. Nixon says bond issuance for higher education would be smart, fiscally responsible

• Governor commits to working with legislators to make needed investments at colleges and universities statewide, including East Central
UNION, Mo. – During a visit today to East Central College, Gov. Jay Nixon said he is committed to working together with legislators to complete a strategic, fiscally responsible bond issuance that will make long-overdue investments in higher education in Missouri, including more than $1.8 million in repair and renovation at East Central.

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$1 million given to possible Missouri lieutenant governor candidate

JEFFERSON CITY - Wealthy retired financier Rex Sinquefield paid $1 million to a chairwoman of a organization he funds to run for lieutenant governor for the office held by a fellow Republican.
Beverly Randles is the chairwoman of Club for Growth and has not formally announced her candidacy for the office yet.

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Attorney General and House Republican lay out steps to change Missouri's ethics laws

JEFFERSON CITY - A hearing that was originally going to focus on allegations of wrongdoing against Attorney General Chris Koster quickly became a discussion on how lawmakers should tighten the state's ethics laws.

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Throughout 30 years of giving, Missouri State Employee Charitable Campaign has raised more than $27 million for charities across the state

• 2015 campaign exceeds $1 million for the 11th consecutive year
JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Office of Administration today announced that the 2015 Missouri State Employee Charitable Campaign (MSECC) exceeded donations of $1 million for the 11th consecutive year. The 30th year of the campaign had a larger increase in total donations than any year since the 2010 campaign, and state employees donated more than $1,071,000.00 to 926 Missouri charities. This brings the 30-year total for the campaign to over $27 million.

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