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Food pantry tax credit available to many Missouri taxpayers

Thanks to bipartisan legislation passed last year, Missourians who donated to food pantries across the state may be entitled to a special tax credit when they file their 2013 Missouri return.

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Gov. Nixon signs bill to ensure affordable access to oral chemotherapy

• Senate Bill 668 addresses cost disparity between orally and intravenously administered anticancer drugs by limiting out-of-pocket costs for chemotherapy pills
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today joined cancer patients, survivors and health care providers at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis to sign Senate Bill 668, which will increase the affordability and accessibility of oral chemotherapy medications.

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Kander marks National Fraud Prevention Month, warns of top threats to Missouri investors

Secretary of State Jason Kander marked National Fraud Prevention Month today by alerting Missouri investors to the top threats that could potentially harm their hard-earned savings. In Missouri, investment advisers, broker-dealers and most products they sell must be registered with the securities division of Kander’s office.

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McCaskill in Washington, Mo. Calling for Upgrades in Roads and Bridges

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today joined Mayor Sandy Lucy in Washington, Mo. to call for upgrading the region’s roads, bridges, and critical infrastructure—a move McCaskill says would boost jobs and business opportunities.

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Missouri a leading state in Mental Health First Aid, Gov. Nixon announces

• Administration’s efforts have helped make Missouri a leading state in training people how to respond to mental health illness
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Addressing law enforcement officers at a Mental Health First Aid training in Columbia today, Gov. Jay Nixon said that Missouri is leading the way in efforts to help people understand and effectively respond to the signs of mental illness.

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