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State and Regional News

Re-enactment marks 150 years since Battle of Pilot Knob

PILOT KNOB, Mo. – With 1,300 soldiers, 20 cannons and an explosion planned that will echo through the Arcadia Valley, the re-enactment of the Battle of Pilot Knob promises to re-create the drama of 150 years ago.

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Following successful effort to defeat special interest tax breaks, Gov. Nixon visits St. Louis Public Schools to discuss funding for public education  

• Governor applauds St. Louis City Schools for making solid progress on annual performance report
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Following the successful effort to defeat a package of special interest tax breaks, Gov. Jay Nixon today visited Bryan Hill Elementary in St. Louis to meet with students and discuss the importance of investing in public education.

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Humanitarian award applications being accepted

     Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Humanitarian Award to honor a southwest Missouri resident for service that contributes to the betterment of his or her community.

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Missouri Supreme Court strikes down state's cap on punitive damages

JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri's statutory cap on some punitive damages was struck down Tuesday when the state Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional, saying it violates the right to a trial by jury.

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Following successful effort to defeat special interest tax breaks, Gov. Nixon releases more than $140 million for education

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a successful effort to defeat a package of special interest tax breaks, Gov. Jay Nixon today announced the release of $143.6 million for local school districts and higher education institutions. In addition, local schools will be spared an additional $93 million cut to their Proposition C sales tax revenues that would have resulted from these tax breaks becoming law.

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