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Gov. Nixon announces veto of Senate Bill 509 during visit to Gateway/Hubert Wheeler School for the Severely Disabled

• Unfair, unaffordable and dangerous scheme would undermine support for essential public services, short-change working families
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – During a visit to the Gateway/Hubert Wheeler School for the Disabled in St. Louis today, Gov. Jay Nixon announced that he would veto Senate Bill 509, calling the bill an unaffordable, unfair and dangerous scheme that would drain funding from public services and do nothing to help working families.

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Missouri unemployment reform act sent to governor

JEFFERSON CITY - Acting up on the job could land Missourians without unemployment benefits, under a measure sent to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk, Tuesday April 29.

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State Treasurer Clint Zweifel announces $5,290 giveaway to celebrate 529 College Savings Day

Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel announced today MOST—Missouri’s 529 College Savings Plan will be awarding one lucky family $5,290 in a MOST 529 account.

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Missouri State Highway Patrol provides safety tips for severe weather

Spring has arrived, and along with it, varying temperatures and weather patterns resulting in thunderstorms, flash flooding, and tornadoes. The Missouri State Highway Patrol offers these severe weather safety tips:

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Wealthy would collect windfalls under Senate Bill 509, while average middle-class family would get only $32

• Springfield R-XII school board comes out against unaffordable tax bill that would give majority of benefits to top 7 percent of taxpayers
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today raised questions about the legislature’s priorities in passing an unaffordable tax bill that would allow profitable LLCs and corporate partnerships to take advantage of generous tax breaks, while giving the average working family a tax cut of only $32 a year. Citing Senate Bill 509’s harmful impact on public education, the Springfield R-XII Board of Education last week passed a resolution calling on the legislature to support Gov. Nixon’s expected veto of the bill.

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