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Low-income Missourians to receive assistance staying warm this winter

• Applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program now being accepted
JEFFERSON CITY, MO - As autumn leaves and temperatures drop around Missouri, the Missouri Department of Social Services is reminding Missourians in-need that the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) can help them with their heating bills this fall and winter.


Gov. Nixon names former Anheuser-Busch president Dave Peacock and attorney Bob Blitz to analyze options for keeping NFL in St. Louis

• Civic leaders will analyze and provide options that will protect taxpayers and ensure private investment
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today asked two prominent St. Louis civic leaders – former president of Anheuser-Busch David Peacock and Clayton attorney Robert Blitz – to conduct an analysis over the next 60 days of the current situation regarding the St. Louis Rams and provide a briefing to the Governor on options to ensure that St. Louis remains an NFL city for years to come.

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Secretary of State Investor Alert urging Missourians to take steps to protect their identities online

Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander today issued an Investor Alert marking National Identity Protection Week (October 27-31), and encouraging Missourians to use six simple tips to protect themselves from online identity theft. National Identity Protection Week is a project led by the Federal Trade Commission, National Bankers Association and the National Sheriffs’ Association.

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Early voting amendment would open polls six extra days

JEFFERSON CITY - An early-voting amendment on Missouri's November ballot would give Missourians six days prior to the November general election to cast their ballot, excluding weekends.

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The power of spending may not lie solely with the governor

JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri's legislature would have power to override budget withholdings by the governor under proposed constitutional amendment that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Amendment 10 cleared the legislature this spring in response to a 2013 state Supreme Court decision that handed the governor broad powers to control state spending approved by the legislature.

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