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New Fulton hospital will save millions

State faces unexpected costs if facility isn’t built

If the state doesn’t rebuild Fulton State Hospital over the next 10 years, the sate will incur substantial additional costs, state Budget Director Linda Luebbering testified Wednesday at a House budget committee hearing.

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Representative Jeanie Riddle cautiously optimistic about funding for Fulton State Hospital

Rep. Jeanie Riddle, R-Mokane, said she’s glad Gov. Jay Nixon addressed the funding needs of Fulton State Hospital in his State of the State address Tuesday, but she’s still concerned that the funding won’t be there.

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Missouri carries out 2nd execution in 3 weeks

Allen Nicklasson put to death for killing kindly businessman near Kingdom City

Allen Nicklasson, who was executed Wednesday, once recalled the "euphoria" he felt after fatally shooting a kindly businessman who stopped to help Nicklasson near Kingdom City in 1994.

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Missouri executes man for 1994 good Samaritan death

Missouri executed Allen Nicklasson on Wednesday night for killing a good Samaritan who stopped to help him and his friends after their car stalled on I-70 near Kingdom City in 1994.

Mo. waits on high court as it preps for execution

Death row inmate killed Good Samaritan near Kingdom City in 1994

The state of Missouri waited for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule Wednesday on whether it could execute death row inmate Allen Nicklasson, condemned for the killing of a Good Samaritan who stopped to help him and two friends who were stranded on the side of the road.

Mo. lawmakers pass $1.7B incentive plan for Boeing

Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to incentives for Boeing to assemble to a new passenger airplane in the St. Louis area.

Nixon calls special session Monday

Next-generation commercial aerospace production in Missouri subject of session

Gov. Jay Nixon today called a special session of the General Assembly to pass legislation to help the state win production of Boeing’s next-generation commercial aircraft.

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Missouri executes serial killer Franklin (with VIDEO interview)

White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin has been put to death in Missouri. It was the state's first execution in nearly three years.

State employees to get ‘Black Friday’ off

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said today state employees will get Nov. 29 — the day after Thanksgiving — as an extra holiday.

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Conservatives rally to bring back common sense

Many conservatives gathered in Holts Summit on Saturday to encourage more common sense in government. The 2nd annual Rally for Common Sense featured a variety of conservative speakers and musicians, all urging those in attendance to take their country back.

Hagler replaced as Mo. agriculture director

Harry Bozoian to serve as acting director

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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.