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At East Central College, Gov. Nixon says bond issuance for higher education would be smart, fiscally responsible

• Governor commits to working with legislators to make needed investments at colleges and universities statewide, including East Central
UNION, Mo. – During a visit today to East Central College, Gov. Jay Nixon said he is committed to working together with legislators to complete a strategic, fiscally responsible bond issuance that will make long-overdue investments in higher education in Missouri, including more than $1.8 million in repair and renovation at East Central.

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$1 million given to possible Missouri lieutenant governor candidate

JEFFERSON CITY - Wealthy retired financier Rex Sinquefield paid $1 million to a chairwoman of a organization he funds to run for lieutenant governor for the office held by a fellow Republican.
Beverly Randles is the chairwoman of Club for Growth and has not formally announced her candidacy for the office yet.

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Attorney General and House Republican lay out steps to change Missouri's ethics laws

JEFFERSON CITY - A hearing that was originally going to focus on allegations of wrongdoing against Attorney General Chris Koster quickly became a discussion on how lawmakers should tighten the state's ethics laws.

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Throughout 30 years of giving, Missouri State Employee Charitable Campaign has raised more than $27 million for charities across the state

• 2015 campaign exceeds $1 million for the 11th consecutive year
JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Office of Administration today announced that the 2015 Missouri State Employee Charitable Campaign (MSECC) exceeded donations of $1 million for the 11th consecutive year. The 30th year of the campaign had a larger increase in total donations than any year since the 2010 campaign, and state employees donated more than $1,071,000.00 to 926 Missouri charities. This brings the 30-year total for the campaign to over $27 million.

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Protesters at Journey for Justice Rally call for more accountability

JEFFERSON CITY - More than 200 people gathered in the rotunda of Missouri's capitol building on the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 5, to protest the death of Michael Brown Aug. 9.

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Patrol urges safe holiday travel

Many Missourians will be making special plans for the Christmas holidays. Is safe, crash free travel part of your plans? If not, it should be! Check your vehicle before you travel to ensure that it is in good working condition. Make sure you are well rested before driving to your destination, no matter how short the distance. And, please, please obey all traffic laws and be a courteous driver. The Missouri State Highway Patrol wishes everyone a merry and safe Christmas. One way for it to be merry is for everyone to arrive at their destination safely.

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