State and Regional News
Missouri teacher organization does not want guns in teacher's hands
JEFFERSON CITY - One of the state's biggest teacher organizations told lawmakers they don't want teachers carrying firearms in the classroom.
Failing school districts targeted in Education Department's preventive measure
JEFFERSON CITY - The Department of Education unveiled a proposal that takes a more aggressive approach to avoiding the loss of accreditation for school districts across the state.
Ryan Ferguson's father urges change in eyewitness procedures
JEFFERSON CITY - The father of a man exonerated for murder waited at the Capitol for a senate committee hearing that never happened.
Nixon faces taxes, same-sex marriage, and drugs on his birthday
JEFFERSON CITY - The governor revealed his terms for negotiating legislation with a Republican senator to agree on a tax cut bill, similar to the one he vetoed over the summer.
Governor Jay Nixon told media he will work with Sen. Will Kraus, R- Lee's Summit, to generate a tax cut bill that works for both sides of the aisle. Legislative staff estimate that Kraus's bill would cost the state more than $900 million per year when fully implemented.
Gov. Nixon announces “real progress” in discussions with legislative leaders on taxes
• Governor voices support for legislation that would cut individual income taxes only after the K-12 foundation formula is funded and with significant savings from tax credit reform
JEFFERSON CITY – In an address to the Missouri Press Association today, Gov. Jay Nixon announced “real progress” in discussions with legislative leaders on taxes. The following is an excerpt of the Governor’s remarks, as prepared for delivery: