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Convoy of Hope co-founder and CEO Hal Donaldson to be featured speaker at 2014 Governor’s Prayer Breakfast in Jefferson City
Hal Donaldson, the co-founder and CEO of the Springfield-based humanitarian aid organization Convoy of Hope Inc., will be the featured speaker at the Missouri Governor’s Prayer Breakfast, on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Jefferson City. The Prayer Breakfast is an annual inter-faith event for all leaders and citizens of Missouri; its purpose is to seek God’s guidance for the state’s governmental leaders at the beginning of the legislative session.
Gov. Nixon calls special session of General Assembly to help bring next-generation commercial aerospace production to Missouri
• By adding capacity to existing programs, proposed legislation will ensure fiscal responsibility and protect taxpayers
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today called a special session of the General Assembly to pass legislation to help the state win production of Boeing’s next-generation commercial aircraft, the 777X. The 2013 Special Session will convene at 4 p.m. on Monday, December 2. State responses to Boeing’s Request for Proposal, received last week, are due by December 10 and legislative action is necessary in order for Missouri to put forward a competitive proposal.
Gov. Nixon proposes new Bright Flight incentive for high-achieving students who stay and work in Missouri
• Bright Flight Boost will encourage Missouri’s best and brightest to pursue 21st century careers in the Show-Me State, Governor says
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today visited Lincoln College Preparatory Academy in Kansas City to announce his plan to enhance Missouri’s Bright Flight scholarship program and encourage more high-achieving students to stay and work in Missouri after graduating from college. The Governor said that with an additional $15 million in his balanced budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015, Bright Flight Boost would offer Bright Flight scholars the option of receiving an additional $5,000 per year on the condition that they pursue employment in Missouri after they graduate.
Missouri's unemployment rate hits five-year low
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Missouri saw a sharp drop in its unemployment rate last month, according to a state jobs report released by the Department of Economic Development on Nov. 19.
Mo. lawmaker wants to impeach Gov. Nixon
After Gov. Jay Nixon's decision last week to allow legally married same-sex couples to file join tax returns, a state lawmaker said it's time to impeach him.