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Patrol joins IACP "Drive To Save Lives" campaign

On March 20, 2014, Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol pledged his organization's participation in the "Drive To Save Lives" campaign at a kick-off press conference held in conjunction with the International Association of Chiefs of Police mid-year conference in New Orleans, LA. The "Drive To Save Lives" campaign is a national effort to reduce traffic deaths nationwide by 15% by the end of 2014.

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During address to school administrators, Gov. Nixon discusses efforts to enhance college and career readiness

• To increase the percentage of Missourians with a college degree to 60 percent by 2025, Gov. Nixon says Missouri must avoid reckless fiscal experiments, put students on a path to success before they graduate from high school
LAKE OZARK, Mo. – Addressing the Missouri Association School Administrators’ Spring Conference at the Lake of the Ozarks today, Gov. Jay Nixon discussed his administration’s goal of increasing the percentage of working age Missourians with a post-secondary degree to 60 percent by 2025 and ensuring every student graduates from high school ready to succeed in college or a career.

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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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