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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:


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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Gov. Nixon announces Missouri Health Works proposal to reduce health costs for small businesses

• Plan will help small businesses provide health insurance for their employees, avoid penalties under the ACA
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today visited the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce to announce his Missouri Health Works plan to help small businesses provide health insurance for their employees and ease burdens under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Gov. Nixon initiates round two of income tax cut debate

JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon's office issued a statement Tuesday morning that the legislature's tax-cut bill has a mistake in language that effectively would cut the state's total revenue collections by more than half.

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