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Missouri lawmakers approve income tax cut bill for Rules

JEFFERSON CITY - Without any alterations, the Missouri Ways and Means Committee voted to pass an income tax cut bill onto the House Rules committee.  Legislative staff estimate the bill would cost the state $620 million in tax collections.

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Gov. Nixon announces $22 million education budget cuts during press conference

JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon announced $22 million in education budget cuts during a press conference on Thursday, blaming the legislature and a decline in Missouri gambling.

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At Parkland Health Center in Farmington, Gov. Nixon calls on General Assembly to prevent further damage to the economy by bringing Missourians’ tax dollars home

• Farmington Regional Chamber of Commerce endorses strengthening Medicaid after report shows inaction has cost the state more than 3,000 jobs
FARMINGTON, Mo. – As the tab for the General Assembly’s inaction on Medicaid exceeds $550 million, Gov. Jay Nixon joined health providers and business leaders at Parkland Health Center in Farmington to call on legislators to prevent further damage to the economy and stop flow of taxpayer dollars to other states. A recent report from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and the Missouri Hospital Association found that inaction on Medicaid already cost the state more than 3,000 jobs over the past six months alone.

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Gov. Nixon calls on General Assembly to restore $22 million cut from K-12 and higher education

• Despite clear and repeated warnings, the General Assembly’s Fiscal Year 2014 supplemental budget failed to make up for shortfall in lottery and gaming revenues
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After the General Assembly failed to heed the administration’s repeated warnings about the need to make up for shortfalls in lottery and gaming revenues, Gov. Jay Nixon today called on legislators to restore $22 million for K-12 and higher education in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget.  The Governor also questioned the Senate Appropriations Committee’s decision to zero out funding to help prevent child abuse and neglect during consideration of the budget earlier this week.

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Missouri Capitol ceremony held in honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

• April 6-12 highlights the rights and protections established for Missouri crime victims and continuing efforts to empower victims and their survivors
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon was among the speakers today who recognized the tremendous progress Missouri has made in establishing and extending rights and protections for crime victims and their survivors in a ceremony at the Missouri Capitol. The ceremony was held as part of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 6-12.

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