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Payment cuts lead Missouri hospitals to reduce staff, services and capital investments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A new survey of Missouri’s hospitals finds that nearly 1,000 full-time equivalent positions have been reduced in the last six months, and a hiring freeze has been implemented for another 2,145 positions. The reductions are in response to federal funding cuts, high uncompensated care costs and changing utilization patterns.

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Missouri law designates March 30 as Vietnam Veterans Day; Gov. Nixon encourages Missourians to recognize, honor veterans of that conflict

JEFFERSON CITY – Sunday, March 30, will mark the second observance of Vietnam Veterans Day in Missouri, and Gov. Jay Nixon is encouraging Missourians to give special recognition and honor to veterans of the conflict in southeast Asia on that day.

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Patrol joins IACP "Drive To Save Lives" campaign

On March 20, 2014, Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol pledged his organization's participation in the "Drive To Save Lives" campaign at a kick-off press conference held in conjunction with the International Association of Chiefs of Police mid-year conference in New Orleans, LA. The "Drive To Save Lives" campaign is a national effort to reduce traffic deaths nationwide by 15% by the end of 2014.

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During address to school administrators, Gov. Nixon discusses efforts to enhance college and career readiness

• To increase the percentage of Missourians with a college degree to 60 percent by 2025, Gov. Nixon says Missouri must avoid reckless fiscal experiments, put students on a path to success before they graduate from high school
LAKE OZARK, Mo. – Addressing the Missouri Association School Administrators’ Spring Conference at the Lake of the Ozarks today, Gov. Jay Nixon discussed his administration’s goal of increasing the percentage of working age Missourians with a post-secondary degree to 60 percent by 2025 and ensuring every student graduates from high school ready to succeed in college or a career.

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Food pantry tax credit available to many Missouri taxpayers

Thanks to bipartisan legislation passed last year, Missourians who donated to food pantries across the state may be entitled to a special tax credit when they file their 2013 Missouri return.

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