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State and Regional News

Gov. Nixon orders comprehensive review to ensure Missouri Lottery keeps its promise to public schools

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that he has ordered the Office of Administration to conduct a comprehensive review of the Missouri Lottery’s operations to assess its ability to carry out its voter-approved mandate to provide a stable funding source for public schools.

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Korean War Veterans Day in Missouri to be observed on Sunday

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon has proclaimed this Sunday (July 27) to be Korean War Veterans Day in Missouri. A state statute passed in 1989 designates July 27 of each year as a day for Missourians to honor and remember those who served in America’s armed forces during the Korean War. An estimated 50,000 Korean War veterans currently live in Missouri.

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New Troopers have been assigned to Troop I

Captain James W. Remillard, commanding officer of Troop I, announces the assignment of three new troopers to Troop I.

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Missouri moves up to #8 in “Top 10 Pro-Business States” rankings compiled by leading brokerage firm

• Annual economic development report gives Missouri’s corporate tax index an “A,” puts Missouri in the top ten pro-business states for the fifth year in a row
JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri has moved up to number 8 in the ratings of top U.S. states for business compiled by the nation’s premier international brokerage and consulting firm, Gov. Jay Nixon announced today. This is the fifth consecutive year Missouri has made the list of the Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States, an annual study considered the most comprehensive in the economic development industry.

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Gov. Nixon announces final bill actions

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced his final actions on bills passed by the 97th General Assembly.  Gov. Nixon vetoed Senate Bill 656, which would have created a new mechanism for the arming of teachers and signed House Bill 1490, which will allow Missouri school districts to continue to implement rigorous academic standards. The Governor allowed two other bills to become law without his signature.

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