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Missouri lawmaker opposes pay increases for elected officials

JEFFERSON CITY - Rep. Mark Parkinson, R-St. Charles County, said he opposes the proposed pay increase for state officials and lawmakers.

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State Treasurer Clint Zweifel reminds Missourians to keep old gift cards and to participate in the Unclaimed Property charitable donation program

• Many expired gift cards are still redeemable through Unclaimed Property
JEFFERSON CITY – State Treasurer Clint Zweifel today reminds Missourians that they can redeem the value of old and expired gift cards or certificates through Unclaimed Property. Gift cards or certificates that go unused or get lost never lose their value. Instead they are turned over to Treasurer Zweifel’s office as Unclaimed Property until the original owner or an heir claims it.

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October brought lowest state unemployment rate since 2008

JEFFERSON CITY - The unemployment rate in Missouri drops to the lowest since June 2008 as the holiday season gets underway, according to the Oct. 2014 jobs report.

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Missouri National Guard to support law enforcement efforts in the event of unrest in the St. Louis region, Gov. Nixon announces

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today signed an executive order activating the Missouri National Guard to support law enforcement during any period of unrest that might occur following the grand jury’s decision concerning the investigation into the death of Michael Brown.  The Governor said the Guard will provide support for law enforcement’s objectives of maintaining safety and protecting constitutional rights.

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Winter Weather Awareness Day on Nov. 19 focuses on preparing now for severe winter weather

• Missourians encouraged consider and prepare for all winter weather hazards when making their plans
JEFFERSON CITY – This week’s frigid temperatures and forecasts calling for accumulating snow are excellent reminders that it’s time for Missourians to think about and prepare for winter weather. When winter does arrive, it will bring an assortment of potentially dangerous conditions for which Missourians should be ready to deal with. That’s why the National Weather Service has set Nov. 19 as Winter Weather Awareness Day.