State and Regional News
Gov. Nixon adds $3.5 million for heating assistance for low-income families to FY14 supplemental budget request
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today amended his supplemental budget request for the current fiscal year to include $3.5 million in general revenue for the Utilicare program, which provides fuel and utility assistance for low-income Missourians.
State employee health center to open in Jefferson City, Gov. Nixon announces
• Access to care keeps state employee health costs low, Governor says
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today joined leaders from the Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan (MCHCP) to announce that the Strive for Wellness Health Center which will provide convenient health care to MCHCP-enrolled state employees will be open on March 17 on the fourth floor of the Truman Building in Jefferson City. The center will be staffed by an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and two Medical Assistants.
Missouri is among top performing states in national export program, Gov. Nixon announces
JEFFERSON CITY— Returning home from a successful trade mission to Canada this week, Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that a U.S. Small Business Administration report found Missouri to be among the top performing states participating in the State Trade and Export Promotion Grant Program (STEP), a pilot program launched in 2010 to help businesses engage in exporting activities.
State of Missouri signs first-ever trade agreement with province of Ontario, Gov. Nixon announces
• Agreement establishes a comprehensive framework for future trade, collaboration and economic growth
TORONTO, Ontario – Gov. Jay Nixon announced today that Missouri’s trade mission to Canada has resulted in the state’s first-ever trade agreement with the province of Ontario. The agreement, signed today during a meeting with Ontario’s Premier, Kathleen Wynne, and Minister of Economic Development, Eric Hoskins, establishes a comprehensive framework for future trade, collaboration and economic growth between Missouri and Ontario, Canada’s largest province by population.
During trade mission to Canada, Gov. Nixon announces $3.2 billion trade agreement with Québec
•State of Missouri signs agreement to increase exports to Canadian province by 15 percent over the next four years
TORONTO – Leading a trade mission to Canada this week, Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that the State of Missouri has signed an agreement with Québec, the second most populous province, to sell $3.2 billion in Missouri goods and products over the next four years. The agreement, signed by Québec’s Minister of Industrial Policy, Mrs. Élaine Zakaïb, and Missouri’s Director of Economic Development, Mike Downing, would increase Missouri’s exports by 15 percent by 2018.