State and Regional News
Missouri National Guard to support law enforcement efforts in the event of unrest in the St. Louis region, Gov. Nixon announces
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today signed an executive order activating the Missouri National Guard to support law enforcement during any period of unrest that might occur following the grand jury’s decision concerning the investigation into the death of Michael Brown. The Governor said the Guard will provide support for law enforcement’s objectives of maintaining safety and protecting constitutional rights.
• Missourians encouraged consider and prepare for all winter weather hazards when making their plans
JEFFERSON CITY – This week’s frigid temperatures and forecasts calling for accumulating snow are excellent reminders that it’s time for Missourians to think about and prepare for winter weather. When winter does arrive, it will bring an assortment of potentially dangerous conditions for which Missourians should be ready to deal with. That’s why the National Weather Service has set Nov. 19 as Winter Weather Awareness Day.
Gov. Nixon announces law enforcement planning efforts in advance of grand jury decision
• State and local law enforcement agencies will operate as a unified command; “Violence will not be tolerated,” Gov. Nixon says
WELDON SPRING, Mo. – More than 1,000 law enforcement officers have received additional training to protect the public in advance of the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case, Gov. Jay Nixon announced today. The Governor joined state and local law enforcement officials at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C headquarters in Weldon Spring to discuss the coordinated efforts underway to protect the public, while ensuring peaceful demonstrators can exercise their constitutional rights.
Gov. Nixon will serve as vice chairman of Governors’ Biofuels Coalition for 2015; will take chairmanship in 2016
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon will serve as the 2015 vice chairman of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition. The 33-state bipartisan organization was founded more than 20 years ago to increase the use of ethanol based fuels, decrease the nation’s dependence on imported energy resources, improve the environment and stimulate the national economy. Gov. Nixon would become chairman of the group in January 2016; Gov. Terry Branstad of Iowa will serve as chair in 2015.
Gov. Nixon launches Show-Me Heroes Chamber Challenge to help connect veterans with jobs in their communities
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In recognition of Veterans Day (Nov. 11) next week, Gov. Jay Nixon is issuing a challenge to local chambers of commerce to encourage their members to take the Show-Me Heroes pledge and actively recruit veterans and service members for available positions. The Show-Me Heroes Chamber Challenge will be administered by the Missouri Division of Workforce Development.