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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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