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Gov. Nixon visits Farmington to discuss with area officials the impact of special tax breaks on law enforcement, emergency management operations, other vital services

FARMINGTON, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon today visited Farmington for a roundtable discussion with area local officials about the impact of special breaks and exemptions passed by the General Assembly in the final hours of the legislative session and vetoed last week by the Governor.

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Gov. Nixon vetoes legislation that would have jeopardized public health by exempting e-cigarettes from tobacco laws

• With long-term effects of e-cigarettes unknown, health groups say loopholes for e-cigarettes would put public health at risk
JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed Senate Bill 841, legislation favored by the tobacco industry and sellers of electronic cigarettes, which would have jeopardized public health by exempting these new products from existing laws and taxes on traditional tobacco cigarettes.

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State treasurer warns Missourians of dubious Unclaimed Property websites

JEFFERSON CITY – State Treasurer Clint Zweifel is warning Missourians to be cautious of third party websites offering to help them find Unclaimed Property. Missourians recently saw thousands of names in newspapers across the state of individuals, businesses and nonprofits with Unclaimed Property. These entities should go to Treasurer Zweifel’s website at ShowMeMoney.com to begin the claims process completely free of charge. Other websites often charge fees and can put your personal information at risk.