State and Regional News
Temporary post, primaries for 120th district on August 5 ballot
Voters at the polls on August 5 will be asked to vote twice on their ballot for State Representatives in the 120th district. There is a special election to fill the currently empty seat for the remainder of this term (to the end of this year). Those two candidates are Democrat Zechariah (Zech) Hockersmith and Republican Shawn Sisco. The primary election on this ballot is between Democrats Robert Mesger and Zechariah (Zech) Hockersmith, and Republicans Jason Chipman and Shawn Sisco. The winners of those two races will face one another in November.
Research jobs continue growth in Missouri; Gov. Nixon helps celebrate opening of Express Scripts Lab
• Company’s expansion expected to create 1,500 jobs by 2018; $56 million investment brings its total St. Louis footprint to one million square feet
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today joined leaders of the country’s largest pharmacy benefit management company to celebrate the expansion of The Express Scripts Lab, part of an overall campus expansion which is expected to create 1,500 new jobs in St. Louis over the next five years.
Actress Cynthia Nixon learns of her Missouri ancestor’s painful story on Who Do You Think You Are?
• Missouri State Archives helped uncover family history
Jefferson City, Mo. — On national television last night, award-winning actress Cynthia Nixon learned about a gruesome chapter of her family history that the Missouri State Archives, a division of Secretary of State Jason Kander’s office, helped uncover.
Gov. Nixon orders comprehensive review to ensure Missouri Lottery keeps its promise to public schools
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that he has ordered the Office of Administration to conduct a comprehensive review of the Missouri Lottery’s operations to assess its ability to carry out its voter-approved mandate to provide a stable funding source for public schools.
Korean War Veterans Day in Missouri to be observed on Sunday
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon has proclaimed this Sunday (July 27) to be Korean War Veterans Day in Missouri. A state statute passed in 1989 designates July 27 of each year as a day for Missourians to honor and remember those who served in America’s armed forces during the Korean War. An estimated 50,000 Korean War veterans currently live in Missouri.