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More workers to be trained for in-demand jobs in STEM fields, thanks to $19.7 million grant, Gov. Nixon says

• Federal grant for MoSTEMWINS project follows similar grants won by Missouri in 2011 and 2012 for training workers in health care, advanced manufacturing
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today said that a $19.7 million grant to Missouri’s 12 community colleges and the State Technical College of Missouri will bolster the state’s economy and increase the number of Missourians with a post-secondary degree by training an estimated 1,900 workers for in-demand careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

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Pension plans placed on watch list

JEFFERSON CITY - Several pension plans are found to be underfunded in a state auditor's report released Tuesday.

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Gov. Nixon travels to Afghanistan as part of four-Governor delegation; meets with U.S. Ambassador, troops from Missouri

• Gov. Nixon, a member of the Council of Governors, goes to Afghanistan for fourth time
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday (Sept. 27) as part of a delegation of four U.S. Governors that included Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Tennessee Gov. William Haslam. This is the fourth trip to Afghanistan for Gov. Nixon, who is one of the original members of the Council of Governors, formed in 2010 to address matters pertaining to the National Guard and homeland security.

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Gov. Nixon announces Missourians named to the Comprehensive State Energy Plan steering committee

JEFFERSON CITY – More than 50 leaders in business, labor, education, and energy have been named to the Comprehensive State Energy Plan steering committee, Gov. Jay Nixon announced today. The steering committee will hold its inaugural public meeting on Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Louis at Washington University’s Eric P. Newman Education Center Auditorium. Additional meetings will be held throughout the month of October.

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Missouri Bar committees recommend all 50 non-partisan judges on November ballot

JEFFERSON CITY - A group of committees sponsored by the Missouri bar have recommended all 50 of the nonpartisan judges up for retention in November be retained.

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