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Gov. Nixon and legislators discuss making needed repairs to Missouri State Capitol building

• Governor commits to working with General Assembly to include repairs to Missouri State Capitol in a fiscally responsible bond issuance
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today joined members of the Missouri General Assembly to discuss the need to make critical repairs and renovations to the Missouri State Capitol.  Cathy Brown of the Division of Facilities Management in the Office of Administration led the Governor and legislators on a tour of areas of the basement of the Capitol where leaking stonework has led to significant damage to the sub-structure of the building.

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East Central College to administer adult education classes in Crawford, Phelps counties

Adult education classes that have been offered by the South Central Missouri Literacy Council will be administered by East Central College beginning January 2015.


Gov. Nixon may face subpoena about decisions made in Ferguson

JEFFERSON CITY - The chair of a joint legislative committee vows an aggressive investigation into why Missouri's governor did not use National Guard troops to protect businesses in the aftermath of the grand jury decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer.

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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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