State and Regional News
Gov. Nixon signs legislation to protect Missouri’s children
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today visited Kansas City to sign legislation to help protect the health and safety of Missouri’s children, including strengthening child care in the state by implementing a new set of quality indicators for child care providers. The Governor signed the bills at Operation Breakthrough, Missouri’s largest single-site child care provider.
Gov. Nixon vetoes two bills defining captive deer as livestock
• Governor points out Missouri Constitution gives Conservation Commission sole regulatory authority over wildlife; says bill provisions are clearly unconstitutional
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed two bills that would have redefined the term “livestock” to include captive deer in order to eliminate the role of the Missouri Department of Conservation in regulating white-tailed deer. The Governor said those provisions of Senate Bill 506 and House Bill 1326 would go against longstanding successful conservation practices and also would clearly violate the Missouri Constitution, which gives exclusive authority over game and wildlife resources to the Missouri Conservation Commission.
Gov. Nixon signs bill permitting first responders to administer heroin overdose antidote
• Governor says action could save lives by allowing law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians to utilize highly effective heroin antidote
BYRNES MILL, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today joined firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical technicians at High Ridge Fire Department Station No.3 to sign House Bill 2040, which permits Missouri first responders to obtain and administer a highly effective heroin overdose antidote.
On 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964, Gov. Nixon signs executive order to help increase diversity, inclusivity in state contracts
JEFFERSON CITY – Saying that the values of Missourians include diversity, tolerance and equal opportunity, Gov. Jay Nixon today marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 by signing an executive order to promote greater inclusivity in state government contracts.
Two joint resolutions certified for November 2014 ballot
Secretary of State Jason Kander today announced that two joint resolutions have been certified for the November 2014 ballot. Both were referred to voters by the General Assembly.