Patch blogger Kathy Beezley met the governor in Jefferson City as he signed a proclamation supporting the efforts of Midwest Dairy Council's Fuel Up to Play 60 Program.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Legislation that would allow teachers with concealed weapons permits to carry guns in school has the support of Missouri House Republican leaders.
A spokesman for Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced Monday that Nixon has sent letters to all 520 public school superintendents in the state, opposing legislation that would allow teachers with concealed weapons permits to carry their weapon at school. The bill for the 2013 legislative session was filed following the Newtown, CT shooting, which left 26 people, including 20 children, dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It is co-sponsored by House Republican leaders, including House Speaker Tim Jones and Majority Leader John Diehl. “Here in Missouri we have a strong framework of laws to protect students and educators, such as the Missouri Safe Schools Act, which passed with broad bipartisan support in 1996. Current law also allows local …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The governor signed another bill to extend and expand a program allowing tax credits for residential youth treatment agencies.
Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday signed into law three measures to help foster children and their parents and to support youth residents care providers. State Rep. Jeanne Kirkton (D-Webster Groves), State Rep. Rick Stream (R-Kirkwood), Webster Groves Mayor Gerry Welch, Webster Groves School Superintendent Sarah Riss and leaders from Epworth and Missouri Baptist Children's Home and other foster and youth care programs attended the event. Here are the bills that were signed into law: Amy Berg, Epworth's board chairwoman, called the passage of the bills "huge" for foster families, their children and organizations that that provide residential youth care. "It's an awesome win for all involved, and the bills were passed unanimously on a bipartisan …