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Missouri moves up to #8 in “Top 10 Pro-Business States” rankings compiled by leading brokerage firm

• Annual economic development report gives Missouri’s corporate tax index an “A,” puts Missouri in the top ten pro-business states for the fifth year in a row
JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri has moved up to number 8 in the ratings of top U.S. states for business compiled by the nation’s premier international brokerage and consulting firm, Gov. Jay Nixon announced today. This is the fifth consecutive year Missouri has made the list of the Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States, an annual study considered the most comprehensive in the economic development industry.

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Gov. Nixon announces final bill actions

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced his final actions on bills passed by the 97th General Assembly.  Gov. Nixon vetoed Senate Bill 656, which would have created a new mechanism for the arming of teachers and signed House Bill 1490, which will allow Missouri school districts to continue to implement rigorous academic standards. The Governor allowed two other bills to become law without his signature.

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Gov. Nixon visits Farmington to discuss with area officials the impact of special tax breaks on law enforcement, emergency management operations, other vital services

FARMINGTON, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon today visited Farmington for a roundtable discussion with area local officials about the impact of special breaks and exemptions passed by the General Assembly in the final hours of the legislative session and vetoed last week by the Governor.

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Gov. Nixon vetoes legislation that would have jeopardized public health by exempting e-cigarettes from tobacco laws

• With long-term effects of e-cigarettes unknown, health groups say loopholes for e-cigarettes would put public health at risk
 
JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed Senate Bill 841, legislation favored by the tobacco industry and sellers of electronic cigarettes, which would have jeopardized public health by exempting these new products from existing laws and taxes on traditional tobacco cigarettes.

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State treasurer warns Missourians of dubious Unclaimed Property websites

JEFFERSON CITY – State Treasurer Clint Zweifel is warning Missourians to be cautious of third party websites offering to help them find Unclaimed Property. Missourians recently saw thousands of names in newspapers across the state of individuals, businesses and nonprofits with Unclaimed Property. These entities should go to Treasurer Zweifel’s website at ShowMeMoney.com to begin the claims process completely free of charge. Other websites often charge fees and can put your personal information at risk.

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