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Gov. Nixon may face subpoena about decisions made in Ferguson

JEFFERSON CITY - The chair of a joint legislative committee vows an aggressive investigation into why Missouri's governor did not use National Guard troops to protect businesses in the aftermath of the grand jury decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer.

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Gov. Nixon congratulates the Missouri Department of Economic Development on being named the best economic development agency in the country

• Pollina Corporate recognizes Missouri for its record year of new job creation and capital investments
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri’s Department of Economic Development has been named the number one economic development agency in the country by the nation’s premier international brokerage and consulting firms, Gov. Jay Nixon announced today. According to AEDI/Pollina Corporate, this is the first time the organization has formally ranked state agencies making Missouri the first to receive the distinction.

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At East Central College, Gov. Nixon says bond issuance for higher education would be smart, fiscally responsible

• Governor commits to working with legislators to make needed investments at colleges and universities statewide, including East Central
UNION, Mo. – During a visit today to East Central College, Gov. Jay Nixon said he is committed to working together with legislators to complete a strategic, fiscally responsible bond issuance that will make long-overdue investments in higher education in Missouri, including more than $1.8 million in repair and renovation at East Central.

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$1 million given to possible Missouri lieutenant governor candidate

JEFFERSON CITY - Wealthy retired financier Rex Sinquefield paid $1 million to a chairwoman of a organization he funds to run for lieutenant governor for the office held by a fellow Republican.
Beverly Randles is the chairwoman of Club for Growth and has not formally announced her candidacy for the office yet.

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Attorney General and House Republican lay out steps to change Missouri's ethics laws

JEFFERSON CITY - A hearing that was originally going to focus on allegations of wrongdoing against Attorney General Chris Koster quickly became a discussion on how lawmakers should tighten the state's ethics laws.

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