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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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Two St. James men seek state rep post

    Two political newcomers are seeking the office of 120th District State Representative in the November 4 election, with Republican Jason Chipman squaring off against Democrat Zech Hockersmith. Each candidate was contacted by Three Rivers Publishing and given an opportunity to share their thoughts on running for judge. Their responses follow.

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