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State and Regional News

Gov. Nixon initiates round two of income tax cut debate

JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon's office issued a statement Tuesday morning that the legislature's tax-cut bill has a mistake in language that effectively would cut the state's total revenue collections by more than half.

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Bill to increase revenue bonds approved

JEFFERSON CITY - A House committee voted to authorize bonds for various building projects across the state including rebuilding the state's oldest mental health hospital.

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State agencies exceeding energy-reduction goals established by Gov. Nixon in 2009, Office of Administration announces

• Five year benchmark shows agencies’ annualized reductions are more than double the targets laid out in Governor’s executive order  
 
JEFFERSON CITY – Efforts to reduce energy use by state agencies have exceeded expectations, OA Commissioner Doug Nelson announced today. Since 2009, the Office of Administration has worked with Missouri state agencies to successfully reduce energy consumption by 22.51 percent at an annualized rate of 4.45 percent per year; more than double the target of two percent per year laid out in an executive order signed by the Governor in 2009.

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Gov. Nixon issues statement on data showing the impact of Senate Bill 509 on funding for local public schools

• Senate Bill 509 would drain $620 million annually from public education and other priorities.
 
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today issued the following statement regarding data requested by the Missouri School Boards Association showing the impact Senate Bill 509 would have on local school districts across the state.

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Lawmakers react to the House sending Gov. Nixon an income tax cut bill

JEFFERSON CITY - For the second straight year, the legislature sent a tax cut bill to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon for his signature or veto.

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