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Last updateThu, 24 Jul 2014 1pm

State and Regional News

Veteran now working as TRP intern

    Tom Korth has joined the Three Rivers Publishing staff as an intern for the summer. Stories under his byline began appearing in this week’s Cuba Free Press, Saint James Press and Steelville Star-Crawford Mirror.

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Gov. Nixon vetoes special interest breaks rushed through in the final hours of the legislative session

• Fiscally irresponsible carve-outs were not accounted for in the budget passed by the General Assembly or in the budgets of local jurisdictions they would impact
 
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed legislation containing more than a dozen special breaks and exemptions passed in the final hours of the legislative session.  These special interest carve-outs would reduce state and local revenues by up to $776 million annually and were not accounted for in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget passed by the legislature or in the budgets of the local jurisdictions they would impact.  In a letter addressed to members of the General Assembly, the Governor faulted the legislature for ignoring the legislative process and adding new loopholes to the tax code that will shift a greater tax burden to the majority of taxpayers.

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State Treasurer Clint Zweifel returns $2 million in unclaimed property to 14 account owners

• Still 74 accounts with $100,000 or more waiting to be claimed
 
JEFFERSON CITY – State Treasurer Clint Zweifel today announced that he has returned more than $2 million in Unclaimed Property to 14 large accounts since mid-February of this year. Each of the 14 returns was worth more than $100,000 and went to individuals, businesses and other organizations. Treasurer Zweifel currently holds $810 million in Unclaimed Property belonging to 4.7 million account owners, including 74 accounts with more than $100,000. Since taking office in January 2009, Treasurer Zweifel has returned more than $197 million to more than 675,000 accounts.

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Missouri named a top state for attracting investment projects in 2013, Gov. Nixon announces

• Cerner Corporation’s investment in Kansas City named Economic Development Project of the Year
 
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Nixon today announced that Area Development magazine has named Missouri as one of only four states to receive a Golden Shovel award, recognizing the Show-Me State as a top state to attract high-value investment projects. Additionally, Cerner Corporation’s multi-billion dollar expansion in Kansas City is recognized as Area Development magazine’s Economic Development Project of the Year.

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Trail of Tears riders passing through area

    The 2014 Remember the Removal bike riders departed the Cherokee Nation May 28, officially beginning a three-week journey to retrace their ancestors’ path along the Trail of Tears. The group is scheduled to pass through the area on June 12-13.

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