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Nixon halts execution

Cites propofol concerns

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday halted what was to have been the first U.S. execution to use the popular anesthetic propofol, following threats from the European Union to limit the drug’s export if it were used for that purpose.

Audit says Kinder ‘Waste’ web site not authorized

Report also questions pay raises to lieutenant governor's staff

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder doesn’t have the legal authority to investigate public concerns about government waste, nor to create his planned “Missouri Waste Report” website, a state audit report said Thursday. Additionally, the report said, Kinder’s plans duplicate work already created by state law in other state agencies.

Attorney General says tax cut bill could trigger refunds

Opinion agrees with governor, is at odds with supporters

Attorney General Chris Koster said today that putting the Legislature's tax-cut bill into law could result in Missourians getting tax refunds for three previous years' returns.

U.S. 50 closed at Mount Sterling

Roads closed by continued high water from recent rains.

Nixon cites Fulton hospital in defending tax cut veto

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says there would be no money for a new state mental health facility if lawmakers override his veto of tax cuts.

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Fire shuts down Callaway nuclear plant, no danger to public after Friday night incident

The Callaway Energy Center is temporarily out of service as part of safety protocols and procedures following a small fire Friday night, according to a press release from Ameren Misosuri electric company.

Without Nixon signature, Mo. abortion law passes

Without his signature, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has allowed legislation that will require doctors to be in the room for the initial dose of a drug used in medication abortions.

Charges dropped in alleged Mo. shooting plot

A 17-year-old boy accused of plotting a school shooting in northeast Missouri is no longer facing charges.

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Nixon withholds nearly $401 million from state budget

State employees may not see their $500 pay raise next January, and another 1,000 jobs could be cut from the state's payroll if lawmakers override the governor's veto of a tax-cut bill.

Auditor slams DESE, Social Services for early childhood funds

State Auditor Tom Schweich rated as “poor” the work Missouri’s departments of Social Services and Elementary and Secondary Education have been doing in supervising early childhood development and education programs.

Threat of further filibuster kills transportation sales tax for session

State Sen. Mike Kehoe reluctantly admitted defeat this morning on his proposal for a 10-year, one-cent sales tax to pay for transportation improvements.

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New Bloomfield soldier killed in accident in Kuwait

A soldier from Callaway County who died in an accident in Kuwait will receive a military funeral this weekend. Spc. Charles P. McClure, of New Bloomfield, died May 2 in Camp Buehring in Kuwait.

Mo. House passes $1.2B bonding initiative

The Missouri House has passed a $1.2 billion bonding initiative that would finance construction and repairs at public buildings across the state.

Nixon promises layoffs if budget not changed

Gov. Jay Nixon this morning promised to "reduce staff and services accordingly — including making the necessary layoffs — effective July 1" if lawmakers pass the state's budget in its current form.

Nixon and Mo. House propose money for Mo. capital improvements

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing using $86 million in next year’s budget for work at the state mental hospital in Fulton, state Capitol and state parks