The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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Missouri Guv News

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Missouri Gubernatorial Headlines

DECEMBER 2013

Labor emphasizes it’s on board with Missouri’s effort to woo Boeing (St. Louis Beacon, 12/5/13)
Missouri’s November revenue collection shows economic slowdown (St. Louis Beacon, 12/4/13)
Kansas and Missouri battle for Boeing with incentives (Kansas City Star, 12/4/13)
MO Senate passes tax incentives for Boeing (AP, 12/4/13)
Lamping unlikely to filibuster as Boeing package moves forward (PoliticMO, 12/4/13)
Missouri Senate votes for aid for Boeing, now goes to House (St. Louis Beacon, 12/3/13)
Nixon announces construction labor agreement in attempt to entice Boeing (PoliticMO, 12/3/13)
Prefiled bills indicate ethics reform will be on legislature’s agenda (News-Leader, 12/3/13)
State senator wants background checks for health navigators (St. Louis Business Journal, 12/3/13)
Senate committee passes Boeing incentive bill; heads to full Senate Wednesday (St. Louis Biz Talk, 12/3/13)
Slay: City has 400-plus acres Boeing wants for 777x plant (St. Louis Biz Talk, 12/3/13)
Chapelle-Nadal buries the hatchet, as Koster headlines her latest fundraising event (St. Louis Beacon, 12/3/13)
Lawmakers in special session over new Boeing plant (AP, 12/2/13)
All sides weigh in as legislators convene to consider Nixon plan to woo Boeing (St. Louis Beacon, 12/2/13)
Special session: Boeing tight-lipped about what it wants in Missouri proposal to build 777x (Missourinet, 12/2/13)
Republicans cautious on Boeing tax breaks as special session convenes (St. Louis Biz Talk, 12/2/13)
States seek pie in the sky for Boeing business (Missouri Wonk, 12/2/13)
Rep. Chris Kelly want to ‘marry’ transportation sales tax, bond proposals (Columbia Daily Tribune, 12/1/13)
In recent cases, Kansas and Missouri invoke laws similar to ‘stand your ground’ (Kansas City Star, 12/1/13)

NOVEMBER 2013

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon calls special session for Boeing tax breaks (Washington Post, 11/30/13)
On the trail: Boeing effort rekindles memories of incentive packages’ past (St. Louis Beacon, 11/29/13)
Nixon calls special session to woo Boeing, proposes $150M a year in state tax breaks (St. Louis Beacon, 11/29/13)
Missouri governor calls special session in effort to woo Boeing to St. Louis County (Kansas City Star, 11/29/13)
Missouri’s push for Medicaid expansion runs into Republican opposition (Kansas City Star, 11/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Missouri’s guns vs. butter debate (Kansas City Star, 11/28/13)
Nixon could call special session for Boeing incentive proposal (St. Louis Beacon, 11/27/13)
Nixon explains why he wants special session for Boeing incentive (St. Louis Beacon, 11/27/13)
Kansas City gets bid requirements for GOP convention (Kansas City Star, 11/27/13)
As time passes, child welfare cases in Missouri are in peril (Kansas City Star, 11/27/13)
Nixon pitches bid to land Boeing aircraft plant (AP, 11/27/13)
Two lawmakers urge Missouri education chief to resign (Kansas City Star, 11/26/13)
Area legislator hopes Hobby Lobby case bodes well for his challenge to contraceptive coverage (St. Louis Beacon, 11/26/13)
Group challenges ballot language for transportation sales tax increase (St. Louis Beacon, 11/25/13)
Missouri House probes of former Nixon officials could overshadow new session (St. Louis Beacon, 11/25/13)
Education commissioner’s emails create flap in Missouri (Kansas City Star, 11/22/13)
Missouri governor asks Brownback to back off of study on diverting water from Missouri River (Lawrence Journal-World, 11/22/13)
Nixon, Blunt call for bipartisan effort to persuade Boeing to build 777X here (St. Louis Beacon, 11/21/13)
Nixon administration to allow insurers to extend policies that don’t comply with the ACA (St. Louis Beacon, 11/21/13)
Nixon chooses Sunset Hills lawyer for appeals court post (St. Louis Beacon, 11/21/13)
Missouri officials’ meeting on Medicaid scuttled after legislators, Nixon tangle over terms (St. Louis Beacon, 11/19/13)
Nixon, lawmakers can’t agree on location for Medicaid meeting (PoliticMO, 11/19/13)
Governor cancels Medicaid meeting after spat over format (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/19/13)
Doctors propose pilot program for Mo. Medicaid (AP, 11/19/13)
New initiative petition proposals would require Supreme Court judges to run for office (St. Louis Beacon, 11/18/13)
With controversial drug, Missouri to execute first inmate since 2011 (PoliticMO, 11/18/13)
Koster fulfills first portion of $400,000 commitment to legislative Democrats (PoliticMO, 11/18/13)
Koster backs up Nixon’s decision allowing same-sex couples to file joint tax returns (St. Louis Beacon, 11/16/13)
Missouri Republicans see political opening in fight against Affordable Care Act (St. Louis Beacon, 11/15/13)
Stenger’s labor backers borrow Sinquefield tactic, with string of daily donations just over $5,000 (St. Louis Beacon, 11/15/13)
Nixon: Rep. Steve Webb should resign if charges are true (PoliticMO, 11/14/13)
Speaker Jones: Nixon ‘defies Missouri voters’ with decision on same-sex marriage tax status (PoliticMO, 11/14/13)
Gov. Jay Nixon: Speaker Tim Jones is ‘critical of everything’ (PoliticMO, 11/14/13)
Missouri tax code to recognize same sex marriages for first time, Nixon announces (PoliticMO, 11/14/13)
GOP senators steer clear of Medicaid expansion, tackle reform (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/13/13)
In first month, 751 Missourians selected health care plan in federal exchange (PoliticMO, 11/13/13)
Kansas City tells Republicans it wants their convention here (Kansas City Star, 11/13/13)
Republican convention task force named (The Buzz, 11/13/13)
Report: Show-Me Institute part of national, Koch-backed conservative coalition (PoliticMO, 11/13/13)
Mo. Senate panel rejects Medicaid expansion (AP, 11/13/13)
Kansas Gov on ‘border war’: “It’s good to hear that Gov. Nixon is joining this discussion” (PoliticMO, 11/12/13)
Missouri’s Governor calls for end to contest of incentives (New York Times, 11/12/13)
Nixon calls for tax credit moratorium in Kansas economic border war (PoliticMO, 11/12/13)
Business border war must stop, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says (Kansas City Star, 11/12/13)
Kander pledges to resume fight for early voting, ethics changes, when legislators reconvene (St. Louis Beacon, 11/11/13)
Nixon is forced to confront complaints of workplace hostility (Kansas City Star, 11/8/13)
Secrecy around Missouri execution drug is drawing criticism (Kansas City Star, 11/8/13)
Missouri legislator invites critiques of his Medicaid analysis (Political Fix, 11/7/13)
Missouri lawmaker projects savings if Medicaid is changed (AP, 11/6/13)
Nixon calls meeting of legislative panels to discuss Medicaid (St. Louis Beacon, 11/5/13)
Latest Missouri revenue numbers show slower growth in October (St. Louis Beacon, 11/4/13)
Kinder bows out of another race (The Buzz, 11/4/13)
Another adult in Missouri politics is leaving the room (Kansas City Star, 11/1/13)
Is major Schweich fundraiser harbinger of gubernatorial bid in 2016? (St. Louis Beacon, 11/1/13)
Kinder drops plans to run for Congress in 2014, will remain as lieutenant governor (St. Louis Beacon, 11/1/13)

OCTOBER 2013

Missouri Supreme Court rules against survivors benefits for same-sex couples (St. Louis Beacon, 10/29/13)
Politics, and 2010 election results, controlled the congressional redistricting process (St. Louis Beacon, 10/28/13)
House report slams Nixon’s office for ‘indifference’ to Missourians’ privacy (St. Louis Beacon, 10/25/13)
Nixon withdraws proposed food stamps rule change (St. Louis Public Radio, 10/24/13)
Nixon drops plan to cut thousands from food-stamp rolls (St. Louis Beacon, 10/24/13)
Execution drug sources no longer public after Mo. rule change (St. Louis Public Radio, 10/23/13)
Spence withdraws nomination to St. Louis County police board (St. Louis Beacon, 10/22/13)
Missouri Chamber rates state legislators; GOP fares far better (St. Louis Beacon, 10/22/13)
ALEC promotes changes in pensions as part of 2014 legislative focus (St. Louis Beacon, 10/21/13)
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon draws challenges from all sides over food stamp plan (Kansas City Star, 10/19/13)
Missouri Republicans take different voting paths, but share same destination (St. Louis Beacon, 10/18/13)
From near of from far, visitors glad to get back into The Gateway Arch (CBS St. Louis, 10/17/13)
House Republicans get $110,000-boost from Speaker’s race (PoliticMO, 10/16/13)
Koster leads potential 2016 pack in fundraising (PoliticMO, 10/16/13)
Smith warchest tops $160,00 as Kinder mulls entrance into primary (PoliticMO, 10/15/13)
Nixon traveling to Chicago for governors’ meeting (Political Fix, 10/15/13)
Mental health providers urge Missouri House committee to expand Medicaid (Missourian, 10/15/13)
Missouri looks at other states’ death penalty methods (AP, 10/15/13)
National ‘Fix the Debt’ group includes Missouri in targeted ad campaign (St. Louis Beacon, 10/14/13)
Kinder’s eye toward congressional seat may mean GOP in-party fight next year (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/14/13)
Catholics backing school-choice initiative in Missouri (AP, 10/13/13)
Nixon postpones execution over questions about lethal injection drug (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/12/13)
Cities, counties offer more insurance marketplace help than state (St. Louis Post-Dispatch,10/12/13)
AUDIO: Gov. Nixon halts execution using controversial drug — Why the change of plans? (St. Louis Public Radio, 10/11/13)
Nixon Admin. crafting proposal to reopen National Park sites in Missouri (St. Louis Public Radio, 10/11/13)
Missouri governor halts execution of Allen Nickerson (Kansas City Star, 10/11/13)
Koster joining Newman at her campaign fundraising event, as part of effort to aid Democrats (St. Louis Beacon, 10/10/13)
Blunt says GOP missteps continue, by keeping government closed during debt-ceiling fight(St. Louis Beacon, 10/10/13)
MO Treasurer Zweifel: Failure to raise debt ceiling will hit Missouri hard (St. Louis Beacon,10/10/13)
Missouri state government moves to trim eligibility for food stamps (St. Louis Beacon,10/9/13)
Missouri Medicaid sign-up site is working; caseload projections murky (Political Fix, 10/8/13)
With exception of Nixon, Missouri Democrats launch new attacks against GOP over shutdown (St. Louis Beacon, 10/8/13)
With airplane banners and ‘wanted’ posters, rivals in Missouri tax-cut fight return to battlefield (St. Louis Beacon, 10/4/13)
Local groups backing immigration reform to hold pilgrimage Saturday (St. Louis Beacon,10/3/13)
Kansas City medical research tax supporters near $1 million in contributions (PoliticMO, 10/2/13)
Medicaid road map unclear as Missouri Senate panel finishes study (Political Fix, 10/2/13)
Show Me Nothing: Missouri members entrenched on shutdown (Roll Call,10/2/13)
Kinder’s congressional bid being stalled by govt shutdown (Political Fix, 10/2/13)
Federal shutdown forces state furloughs just as Missouri’s economic picture is improving(St. Louis Beacon, 10/2/13)
Missouri Supreme Court rejects auditor’s suit challenging governor’s budgetary powers(St. Louis Beacon, 10/1/13)
At Republican events, Missouri Club for Growth raising money for primary challenges(PoliticMO, 10/1/13)
COMMENTARY: Gov. Jay Nixon: Education should rise above partisanship (Politico,10/1/13)
Missouri health exchange opens with long delays (AP, 10/1/13)
MO. high court rules for governor in budget battle (AP, 10/1/13)
Why the health care law scares the GOP (New York Times, 10/1/13)
Kinder files exploratory committee, mulling Smith primary challenge (PoliticMO, 10/1/13)
In govt shutdown, McCaskill, Blunt have different definitions of ‘essential’ staff (PoliticMO, 10/1/13)
Kinder forms ‘exploratory committee’ for possible bid for US House (St. Louis Beacon,10/1/13)

SEPTEMBER 2013

Govt. shutdown may hit Scott Air Force Base and Gateway Arch hard (St. Louis Beacon,9/30/13)
Federal workers in Springfield brace for near-certain government shutdown (News-Leader, 9/30/13)
While foreseeing ‘bumps in the road,’ Kinder continues to push ‘right to work’ (St. Louis Beacon, 9/29/13)
Texas Gov. Rick Perry leads crowd of conservatives blasting Washington, ‘blue states’ (St. Louis Beacon, 9/28/13)
Nixon says Missourians should explore health insurance exchange options (St. Louis Beacon, 9/27/13)
Perry unveils new low-tax group, as conservatives rally (St. Louis Beacon, 9/27/13)
Catherine Hanaway, former Missouri House speaker, pondering 2016 run for governor(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/25/13)
Group wants Capitol staffer fired in gun incident (AP, 9/25/13)
Vote on minimum wage could boost Democrats’ prospects in Missouri (Kansas City Star,9/25/13)
Feds say new health exchanges will be competitive, affordable (St. Louis Post-Dispatch,9/25/13)
OPINION: Kinder’s spite hypocritical (News-Leader, 9/24/13)
MO. Gov. Jay Nixon urges corps to put Missouri River project on hold (AP, 9/24/13)
Former Missouri House speaker Cathering Hanaway considering run for governor(Political Fix, 9/24/13)
Kinder urges Missouri residents not to use health exchange (News-Leader, 9/24/13)
EDITORIAL: A gun, a bathroom and a Legislature that loves them (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/24/13)
As he mulls Smith primary challenge, Kinder re-enters health care debate (PoliticMO, 9/23/13)
No conflict with Missouri Speaker’s side business, Democrats say (Political Fix, 9/23/13)
Lawmakers to review Missouri education issues (AP, 9/23/13)
Medicaid innovations in other states could be model for Missouri (Political Fix, 9/23/13)
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder: Mo. residents should skip health exchange (AP, 9/23/13)
Schweich tells fellow Republicans to focus on 2014 — and quit ‘jumping the gun’ for 2016(St. Louis Beacon, 9/22/13)
During KC visit, Obama revs up budget battle (Kansas City Star, 9/21/13)
Schweich swipes at Schaefer for ‘premature’ 2016 announcement (PoliticMO, 9/21/13)
Missouri House Democratic leaders say case is closed regarding speaker’s ’side business’ (St. Louis Beacon, 9/20/13)
House Republicans agree to ‘forgive and forget’ after clash with speaker (News-Leader,9/20/13)
Coburn, Santorum, Perry and Blunt among the headliners for CPAC conference here (St. Louis Beacon, 9/20/13)
Rare labor-business coalition resurrects bill protecting Doe Run mining company (St. Louis Beacon, 9/20/13)
McCaskill, Nixon to bolster Democratic credentials by joining Obama in Kansas City (St. Louis Beacon, 9/19/13)
Missouri Senate leader says he killed gun bill because it had too many flaws (St. Louis Beacon, 9/19/13)
New try at tax cut may be in works (Springfield News-Leader, 9/19/13)
McCaskill, Nixon to join Barack Obama in Kansas City touting auto jobs (PoliticMO, 9/19/13)
Nixon talks political future, rules out US Senate bid in Washington Post interview(Political Fix, 9/19/13)
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon steps forward, but toward what? (The Fix, 9/19/13)
2016 hopefuls to take center stage at CPAC St. Louis (PoliticMO, 9/19/13)
Nixon will talk about disasters at Clinton Global Initiative meeting in NY (Political Fix, 9/18/13)
Three years from election, Kurt Schaefer announces campaign for attorney general(PoliticMO, 9/18/13)
Republican lawmakers who said no on tax override want to create better bill (Springfield News-Leader, 9/18/13)
Effort to override House Bill 253 veto falls short (Springfield News-Leader, 9/17/13)
Nixon slated to address Clinton Global Initiative on disaster preparedness (PoliticMO, 9/17/13)
VIDEO: Missouri’s failed tax cuts have businesses considering move to Kansas (Fox4KC, 9/17/13)
Lottery transfers fall below budget expectations in 1st quarter (Political Fix, 9/16/13)
Release of Republican plan for Medicaid overhaul could come this week (Missourinet, 9/16/13)
Missouri AG touts ‘gun court’ as crime summit begins in KC (Kansas City Star, 9/16/13)
Missouri lawmakers among “10 under 40″ set to address CPAC St. Louis (PoliticMO, 9/16/13)
House speaker opens records in bid to end controversy about his Missouri Freedom Alliance LLC (St. Louis Beacon, 9/16/13)
RNC chairman mulls possibility of Kansas City GOP convention (PoliticMO, 9/14/13)
AUDIO: New gun proposal coming for 2014 (Missourinet, 9/13/13)
On the trail: Answering the five questions posed before this year’s veto session (St. Louis Beacon, 9/13/13)
Funderburk says he’ll work with Dempsey and Richard on new gun bill (St. Louis Beacon,9/13/13)
Present, future House speakers call veto session a GOP success (Missourinet, 9/12/13)
Missouri Republicans, Democrats chart different paths in response to veto-session results(St. Louis Beacon, 9/12/13)
AUDIO: Politically Speaking for Sept. 12: Veto session (St. Louis Beacon, 9/12/13)
Republicans pick Diehl as next Missouri House speaker if GOP retains control (St. Louis Beacon, 9/11/13)
Tracking the overrides: Nixon vetoes overturned by Missouri General Assembly(PoliticMO, 9/11/13)
Tax-cut bill fails in Missouri House; Senate kills bill nullifying federal gun laws (St. Louis Beacon, 9/11/13)
AUDIO: Gov. Nixon: Vote to sustain veto on tax-cut bill ‘a victory for all Missourians’(Missourinet, 9/11/13)
With opposition from 15 Republicans, tax bill veto override fails (PoliticMO, 9/11/13)
Tax cut bill fails as politicking turns fierce before and during veto session (St. Louis Beacon,9/10/13)
Cast of characters to watch during veto session (St. Louis Beacon, 9/10/13)
Missouri labor leaders laud judge’s decision tossing out Indiana’s right-to-work law (St. Louis Beacon, 9/10/13)
Senate leader opposes anti-gun control measure, predicts tax bill veto will stand (Columbia Daily Tribune, 9/10/13)
Party time: Lawmakers line up fundraisers during return to Jeff City (Political Fix, 9/10/13)
Speaker Jones’ list of ‘bills to watch’ (St. Louis Beacon, 9/10/13)
Briefer: 19 Senate bills vetoed by Nixon (PoliticMO, 9/10/13)
House Democrats critical of Speaker’s side business (PoliticMO, 9/9/13)
EDITORIAL: Shoot down HB 436 (Joplin Globe, 9/9/13)
Missouri Democrats call on House speaker to provide more info about side business(Political Fix, 9/9/13)
In Missouri, governor turns tax cut debate against GOP (New York Times, 9/9/13)
Guns, taxes on the agenda as Missouri lawmakers return to the Capitol (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/9/13)
EDITORIAL: Sustain veto of flawed tax cut bill (News Tribune, 9/8/13)
Missouri governor bucks trend, campaigns for tax-cut veto (Reuters, 9/8/13)
Policy paradoxes dominate veto session (Missouri Wonk, 9/8/13)
Lines are drawn over taxes as Missouri lawmakers return for annual veto session(Columbia Daily Tribune, 9/8/13)
12 bills that could come up in House during veto session (PoliticMO, 9/8/13)
An ‘I-70′ Series of national conventions? It’s possible (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/7/13)
State lawmaker compares Jay Nixon public relations blitz to Hitler propaganda(PoliticMO, 9/6/13)
Missouri Speaker’s side business raises ethical concerns (Kansas City Star, 9/6/13)
Missouri sheriffs, police chiefs latest to oppose bill nullifying federal gun laws (St. Louis Beacon, 9/6/13)
Value of marathon summer hearings on Missouri Medicaid debated (The Political Fix, 9/6/13)
Koster stands with Nixon on raising issues with the ‘gun nullification’ bill (Kansas City Star, 9/5/13)
Less than a week from veto session, Rowden among Republicans undecided on tax cut vote(PoliticMO, 9/5/13)
COMMENTARY: The case for the Missouri tax cut is suspect (Kansas City Star, 9/5/13)
Missouri Press Association: Reporters could take fire if nullification bill goes into effect(PoliticMO, 9/4/13)
Missouri police group asks legislators to drop override effort to nullify federal gun laws (St. Louis Beacon, 9/4/13)
Norquist group adds voice to tax cut veto override effort (PoliticMO, 9/4/13)
Tax bill sponsor wants special session to ‘fix issues’ ahead of veto session (PoliticMO, 9/4/13)
Will there be a vote on 253? (The Buzz, 9/4/13)
Koster says ‘gun nullification’ bill would impede federal/state law enforcement, halt federal money (St. Louis Beacon, 9/3/13)
On the trail: Five things to look for during unusually active veto session (St. Louis Beacon,9/3/13)
Koster raises concerns about Missouri’s gun-law  nullification (AP, 9/3/13)
Analysis: Huge Missouri tax cut is largely hypothetical at this point (AP, 9/3/13)
Smackdown: Governors take the battle over business public (TPM, 9/3/13)
EDITORIAL: Costs of not expanding Medicaid in MO. begin to hit home (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/2/13)
Organized labor is making noise as unions add muscle to low-wage worker campaigns(Kansas City Star, 9/2/13)
COMMENTARY: Rick Perry may provide an important lesson (Kansas City Star, 9/2/13)

AUGUST 2013

COMMENTARY: Gov. Jay Nixon is making the GOP very nervous (Kansas City Star,8/30/13)
Rick Perry sparks poaching spat with Jay Nixon (Politico, 8/29/13)
EDITORIAL: Statehouse swagger in the gun debate (New York Times, 8/29/13)
Koster sides with Nixon in legal opinion on tax cut (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/29/13)
Nixon wins tax-cut debate point, courtesy of AG Koster (Kansas City Star, 8/29/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Perry disputes ‘job poacher’ charge in advance of Missouri speech (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/29/13)
Perry: Businesses will leave Missouri in droves if Nixon’s tax-cut veto stands (St. Louis Beacon, 8/29/13)
Tax refunds possible if HB 253 goes into effect, says Koster (St. Louis Beacon, 8/29/13)
Perry welcomes Missouri tax debate, decries ‘blue-state’ policies (St. Louis Beacon, 8/28/13)
Gov. Perry’s visit is shaking up Missouri tax fight (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/28/13)
Gun bill in Missouri would test limits in nullifying US law (New York Times, 8/28/13)
Nixon fires back at Perry: ‘You don’t mess with folks here in the Show-Me State’ (Kansas City Star, 8/28/13)
Bill to spur job growth among laws that took effect Wednesday (KSMU, 8/28/13)
Missouri Democrats ramp up push against override of tax bill while GOP remains cautious(PoliticMO, 8/28/13)
Flak follows Perry’s Missouri ad blitz (CNN Political Ticker, 8/28/13)
Perry’s presence — and pro-Texas ads — fuel unintended consequences in the tax-cut debate(St. Louis Beacon, 8/27/13)
Nixon launches radio ad taking aim at Texas and its governor (St. Louis Beacon, 8/27/13)
Missouri Chamber is under fire for hosting Texas governor’s job-hunting visit (Kansas City Star, 8/27/13)
COMMENTARY: Worst is over for LaFaver following marijuana arrest (PoliticMO, 8/27/13)
State rep arrested over weekend on drug charges (St. Louis Beacon, 8/26/13)
Jones stops short of calling for LaFaver resignation following arrest (PoliticMO, 8/26/13)
FAIR: Roy Temple will try to fire up Missouri Democratic Party (The Platform, 8/26/13)
KC lawmaker staying put in legislature despite pot arrest (Kansas City Star, 8/26/13)
Missouri GOP calls on LaFaver to resign, but he won’t quit (Kansas City Star, 8/26/13)
On the trail: NRA keeps low profile on Missouri’s ‘gun nullification’ bill (St. Louis Beacon,8/26/13)
A combative Nixon blasts Texas governor ahead of Missouri trip (PoliticMO, 8/25/13)
AUDIO: Gov. Jay Nixon blasts Texas economy (PoliticMO, 8/25/13)
Koster decides against weighing in on tax cut bill (PoliticMO, 8/25/13)
EDITORIAL: Give Missouri a chance at growth (News-Press, 8/24/13)
Missouri Democrats talk potential for 2014, 2016 (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/24/13)
Temple takes reins of Missouri Democrats and cracks verbal whip at Republicans (St. Louis Beacon, 8/24/13)
Labor, police group upset over Dooley’s appointment of Spence to police board (St. Louis Beacon, 8/23/13)
KTRS drops Texas governor’s ads because of move-to-Texas message (St. Louis Beacon,8/23/13)
Texas governor launches ad blasting Nixon’s veto of tax-cut bill (St. Louis Beacon,8/22/13)
Missouri Secretary of State asks Perry to stay away (Texas Tribune, 8/22/13)
Kander: Rick Perry trying to ‘poach’ Missouri jobs (PoliticMO, 8/22/13)
COMMENTARY: In politics, the power of one can top the power of 100 (Kansas City Star,8/22/13)
Nixon blasts effort to override veto of bill removing teens from state sex-offender list (St. Louis Beacon, 8/21/13)
Nixon has no plans to ask Koster to not defend gun bill if it becomes law (Inside Missouri Politics, 8/21/13)
On Missouri trip, Texas governor plans attempt to lure companies to own state (PoliticMO, 8/21/13)
EDITORIAL: Sloppy drafting (emissourian, 8/21/13)
Vetoed bill could affect 870 MO. sex offenders (AP, 8/21/13)
Gov. Nixon on offensive to keep juvenile sex offenders registered (Fox2 Now, 8/21/13)
Gov. Nixon broadening defense of vetoes (AP, 8/20/13)
St. Louis Democrats push back against tax bill override (CBS St. Louis, 8/20/13)
Blunt cautiously lauds Nixon as good to work with (PoliticMO, 8/19/13)
On the trail: ‘Right to work’ still faces long odds in the legislature (St. Louis Beacon,8/19/13)
GOP contest to choose next House speaker coincides with veto session (St. Louis Beacon,8/18/13)
Missouri Republicans gather here to discuss which vetoed bills can be rescued (St. Louis Beacon, 8/16/13)
Missouri legislator challenges state insurance coverage for contraception, sterilization (St. Louis Beacon, 8/15/13)
Texas Gov. Perry to stop in Missouri to aid groups seeking override of Nixon’s veto of tax cut bill (St. Louis Beacon, 8/14/13)
St. Louis health director among Medicaid advocates to address Missouri House panel (St. Louis Beacon, 8/13/13)
Republicans launch counter-offensive as Nixon continues to defend veto of tax-cut bill (St. Louis Beacon, 8/13/13)
Major donor Sinquefield files suit against contribution-limiting amendment (St. Louis Public Radio, 8/13/13)
Sinquefield part of lawsuit to derail proposed campaign contribution amendment (St. Louis Beacon, 8/13/13)
On the trail: Legislators may shoot down ban on publishing info on gun owners (St. Louis Beacon, 8/12/13)
McCaskill’s heightened profile runs through Jefferson City (St. Louis Beacon, 8/12/13)
Nixon rallies educators and community leaders in fight against income tax cut (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/12/13)
Battle over income tax cut in Missouri heat up (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/11/13)
Nixon orders review of contracts related to rodeo event featuring ‘Obama’ chased by a bull(St. Louis Beacon, 8/11/13)
Political leaders condemn state fair event featuring ‘Obama’ chased by a bull (St. Louis Beacon, 8/11/13)
McCaskill attracts attention over ‘women’s issues’ but insists her Senate interests are broader (St. Louis Beacon, 8/10/13)
Kinder: Right to work likely to go to Mo. ballot (AP, 8/9/13)
Nixon says opponents attack him to ‘change the subject’ because they’re losing fight over tax cut bill (St. Louis Beacon, 8/9/13)
For Missouri politicians gone bad, redemption over pizza (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/9/13)
Motor City moving to Missouri? Gov. Nixon touts Show Me State makes ‘best vehicles’(MLive, 8/9/13)
AUDIO: Politically speaking: Colona on gun nullification, anti-discrimination laws and more (St. Louis Public Radio, 8/9/13)
In Michigan, Nixon touts Missouri auto job growth (PoliticMO, 8/8/13)
Jefferson County Democrat in the crosshairs in Missouri battle over vetoed tax-cut bill (St. Louis Beacon, 8/8/13)
Missouri group backing tax cuts launches video accusing governor of misleading the public (St. Louis Beacon, 8/7/13)
A year after primary, Steelman Senate campaign leads in debt (PoliticMO, 8/7/13)
New political group in favor of Nixon’s tax-cut veto emerges to fight override effort (St. Louis Beacon, 8/6/13)
Guess who’s going to Iowa? Here’s a hint: C-L-A-I-R-E (Kansas City Star, 8/6/13)
Nixon goes into Kraus’ backyard to oppose tax cut (Kansas City Star, 8/6/13)
Gov. Brownback open to border war negotiations with Missouri (Kansas City Star, 8/6/13)
Jason Smith, Missouri’s newest congressman: Regulatory reform is ‘my passion’ (Kansas City Star, 8/5/13)
With eyes on governor’s mansion, Koster remaining silent on tax cut veto override(PoliticMO, 8/5/13)
Gov Nixon to speak at automotive conference (AP, 8/5/13)
Zweifel, Kander support Nixon’s veto of tax cut legislation (PoliticMO, 8/5/13)
Residents show support for Medicaid expansion during summer hearings (Joplin Globe,8/4/13)
Missouri revenue collections drop in July, as battle over proposed tax cuts heats up (St. Louis Beacon, 8/2/13)
Will Grisamore become second Republican to oppose the tax override? (Kansas City Star,8/2/13)

JULY 2013

Despite Jones’ uncertainty, Nixon vows to press on against income tax bill veto override(PoliticMO, 7/31/13)
AUDIO: Nixon takes ‘Save the Veto’ tour to Fulton (MissouriNet, 7/31/13)
In Missouri, campaign donors fund phones, sports tickets, golf balls (Kansas City Star,7/31/13)
Mike Sanders announces plans to step away as Missouri Dem chairman (The Buzz, 7/31/13)
Missouri House speaker may drop effort to override Nixon’s veto of tax-cut bill (St. Louis Beacon, 7/30/13)
In campaign against tax cut override, Nixon visits deteriorating Fulton hospital(PoliticMO, 7/20/13)
Attempt at override of income tax veto unlikely, speaker says (St. Louis Public Radio, 7/30/13)
On the trail: For some Republicans, ‘ethics reform’ doesn’t include donation limits (St. Louis Beacon, 7/29/13)
Missouri faces credit struggles if taxes are cut, governor says (Kansas City Star, 7/29/13)
Nixon touts credit agency’s concerns over tax cut bill (PoliticMO, 7/29/13)
Nixon links veto of proposed tax-cut bill to school-transfer controversy (St. Louis Beacon,7/29/13)
Credit rating agencies express concern over Missouri income tax bill (St. Louis Public Radio, 7/29/13)
Tax-cut legislation becomes divisive as GOP organizes to override veto (Joplin Globe,7/28/13)
COMMENTARY: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is competitive in all things (Kansas City Star,7/27/13)
Must read: state failures haunt Democrats (The Buzz, 7/26/13)
In memo, Rep. Stream makes opening argument to colleagues for HB 253 override(PoliticMO, 7/26/13)
COMMENTARY: Missouri tax cuts and the truth (Kansas City Star, 7/25/13)
Missouri effort on ‘Innovation Campuses’ lauded by Obama (PoliticMO, 7/24/13)
Speech decrying partisanship gets partisan response (St. Louis Beacon, 7/23/13)
GOP lawmaker pushes for veto override of bill banning Agenda 21 (The Missouri Times,7/23/13)
In second term, Nixon stakes his claim as governor and Democrat (St. Louis Beacon,7/22/13)
In tax bill veto override message wars, Nixon zeroes-in on local schools (PoliticMO, 7/22/13)
On the trail: Transportation tax bands together unique allies — and unlikely opponents(St. Louis Beacon, 7/22/13)
Missouri tax cut could hinge on a few Republicans (AP, 7/21/13)
EDITORIAL: Unchecked influence peddling endangers Missouri (Kansas City Star,7/20/13)
Nixon to join Obama for Warrensburg speech (PoliticMO, 7/20/13)
Nixon thinking ‘long term’ on Missouri roads (Kansas City Star, 7/19/13)
Nixon endorses transportation tax, defends tax-cut veto (St. Louis Beacon, 7/18/13)
Nixon: Education? Or tax cut? Missouri can’t do both (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/18/13)
State GOP leaders meet with party’s congressional delegation to ease concerns (St. Louis Beacon, 7/18/13)
Large insurers opt out of Missouri’s health exchange (Kaiser Health News, 7/17/13)
New Missouri law imposes hurdle for insurance exchange (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/17/13)
Club for Growth joins ad blitz for tax cut veto override (PoliticMO, 7/17/13)
As conservatives seek HB 253 override, Sinquefield cash surges (PoliticMO, 7/17/13)
Missouri Republican in US House raise far more money than remaining Democrats (St. Louis Beacon, 7/17/13)
At southwest Missouri Medicaid panel, public voices against expansion silent (PoliticMO, 7/16/13)
A tale of two Democrats: Koster ramps up fundraising while Nixon scales way back (St. Louis Beacon, 7/16/13)
Best way to downsize government? Cut taxes and legalize marijuana speakers tell panel(St. Louis Beacon, 7/16/13)
Report ranks Missouri in top business states, but ignored by national Republicans(PoliticMO, 7/16/13)
Spence talks what he would have done differently during and after 2013 session (Missouri Times, 7/16/13)
Cutting ribbons, not taxes (Kansas City Star, 7/16/13)
Missouri lawmakers: Coming to a town near you (Political Fix, 7/16/13)
Politicians prove it’s always the season to raise money in Missouri, Illinois (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/16/13)
On the trail: Nixon’s veto spree gives lawmakers plenty of override options (St. Louis Beacon, 7/15/13)
Full list of Nixon’s vetoes (St. Louis Beacon, 7/15/13)
Without signature, Nixon lets abortion bill become law (AP, 7/12/13)
Nixon vetoes transportation bill because of ’slave rock’ concerns (Kansas City Star, 7/11/13)
Advocates of Medicaid expansion say they were misled on hearing (Political Fix, 7/11/13)
Tax cut supporters launch TV ads (Political Fix, 7/11/13)
Nixon: I expect to win the big tax fight in Missouri (Kansas City Star, 7/11/13)
Chamber of Commerce plans TV ad blitz on tax cut bill (St. Louis Beacon, 7/11/13)
Nixon bill signing spree includes approval of Second Injury Fund fix (St. Louis Beacon,7/10/13)
AUDIO: Senate committee told: ‘Expand, improve Medicaid’ (Missourinet, 7/10/13)
At St. Louis bill signing, Nixon ‘hopeful’ about Medicaid committees (St. Louis Beacon,7/9/13)
AUDIO: Committee told Medicaid reform ‘massive’ job (Missourinet, 7/9/13)
Historic tax credit faces — and deflects — slings and arrows of critics (St. Louis Beacon,7/9/13)
Medicaid studies kick off with marathon hearings this week (Political Fix, 7/9/13)
Missouri senators hear pleas to expand Medicaid access (Kansas City Star, 7/9/13)
EDITORIAL: Nixon’s vetoes reveal sloppy work in Missouri’s Capitol (Kansas City Star,7/9/13)
Nixon signs Missouri legislation dealing with children (AP, 7/9/13)
Nixon signs legislation dealing with children, dismisses call for session on school transfers(St. Louis Public Radio, 7/9/13)
Brian Nieves’ Facebook rant on states’ rights: Governor is “B…..Slapping’  Constitution(Riverfront Times, 7/8/13)
Missouri House Speaker withdraws subpoenas for governor’s staff on driver’s licenses (AP, 7/8/13)
Nixon signs Mo. bill dealing with welfare benefits (AP, 7/8/13)
Mo. House forms new driver’s license committee (AP, 7/8/13)
Mental Health Director talks budget withholds, Medicaid expansion (Missourinet, 7/8/13)
Governor to sign changes to child sex abuse reporting law, ‘Save Haven Act’ (Missourinet, 7/8/13)
House backs down from subpoenas of Nixon administration (PoliticMO, 7/8/13)
Nixon signs bill banning public aid at casinos and liquor stores (St. Louis Beacon, 7/8/13)
Mo. House chief ends subpoenas for gov’s staff (St. Louis Public Radio, 7/8/13)
Nixon’s veto pen has been busy (News Tribune, 7/7/13)
Mo. budget cuts revive questions about gov’s power (AP, 7/7/13)
Missouri House committee to consider education issues (AP, 7/6/13)
Nixon vetoes bill that nullified federal gun laws (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/6/13)
Nixon signs law ending tax break on some vehicle sales (AP, 7/5/13)
A new Jay Nixon is flexing his muscles (Kansas City Star, 7/5/13)
Missouri governor signs out-of-state vehicle purchase tax legislation (AP, 7/5/13)
Nixon vetoes bill to nullify federal gun laws (St. Louis Beacon, 7/5/13)
Nixon has vetoed 23 bills, same number as in 2009 (Political Fix, 7/3/13)
Petition targets Missouri Capitol’s ‘Rush bust’ (Political Fix, 7/3/13)
Missouri ends fiscal year with more money than expected, but budget chief urges caution(St. Louis Beacon, 7/3/13)
Missouri’s attorney general hints at gas chamber’s return (Kansas City Star, 7/3/13)
MO House Medicaid group to include 50 members (AP, 7/2/13)
In call for infrastructure improvements, McCaskill backs state sales tax, federal regulation streamlining (PoliticMO, 7/2/13)
Gov. Jay Nixon’s summer of the veto (Kansas City Star, 7/2/13)
Nixon flips ‘privacy’ rhetoric on GOP in workers’ compensation bill veto (PoliticMO, 7/2/13)
Citing privacy concerns, Nixon vetoes state database of workers comp claimants (St. Louis Beacon, 7/2/13)
Gov. Nixon vetoes MO unemployment legislation (AP, 7/2/13)
Missouri politicians took more than $750K in lobbyist gifts during session (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/2/13)
Medicaid study group appointed, includes 36 non-legislators (Political Fix, 7/1/13)
Nixon vetoes continue (Kansas City Star, 7/1/13)
MO Legislators took $730K in gifts from lobbyists during session (St. Louis Public Radio, 7/1/13)

JUNE 2013

Education, state workers tied up in battle over tax bill (PoliticMO, 6/28/13)
What happens next, now that Supreme Court has struck down DOMA? (St. Louis Beacon,6/28/13)
AUDIO: Nixon withholds small part of state funding: GOP angry (MissouriNet, 6/28/13)
Nixon puts hold on spending, cites tax cut bill (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/28/13)
Fearing tax cut override, Nixon withholds $400M from state budget (St. Louis Beacon,6/28/13)
Judge blocks attempt to subpoena Nixon aides (Political Fix, 6/27/13)
COMMENTARY: Mayor James blasts Missouri’s GOP lawmakers on gun control (Kansas City Star, 6/27/13)
Judge blocks legislative effort to subpoena top aides to Gov. Jay Nixon (St. Louis Beacon,6/27/13)
Judge denies legislative subpoenas of Nixon administration (PoliticMO, 6/27/13)
Nixon critical of legislative hearings on document scanning controversy (PoliticMO, 6/27/13)
MO House panel votes to subpoena Nixon staffers (AP, 6/26/13)
Court ruling could boost interest in voter ID (Politial Fix, 6/26/13)
Nixon vetoes bill to hike fees for drivers licenses, defends new plane (St. Louis Beacon,6/26/13)
Push for same-sex marriage seen as unlikely in Kansas, Missouri (Kansas City Star,6/26/13)
Area activists and political leaders take stock of gay marriage rulings (St. Louis Beacon,6/26/13)
Gov. Nixon takes more heat for frequent flying (CBS St. Louis, 6/25/13)
COMMENTARY: MO House Speaker: Kansas tax reform is a good model for Missouri(Kansas City Star, 6/25/13)
Schweich audit refocuses attention on Nixon plane usage (PoliticMO, 6/25/13)
Nixon veto of ‘paycheck protection’ bill may only be a temporary win for bill’s opponents(PoliticMO, 6/25/13)
Nixon vetoes so-called ‘Paycheck Protection’ bill concerning public employees (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/25/13)
Nixon vetoes bill to impose restrictions on public-sector union dues (St. Louis Beacon,6/25/13)
Missouri Republicans mull Latino outreach, finance hurdles (PoliticMO, 6/24/13)
COMMENTARY: Medicaid expansion dead in Missouri, but reform is alive and kicking(Kansas City Star, 6/24/13)
EDITORIAL: Missouri needs advance voting and mail ballot options (Kansas City Star,6/23/13)
Tilley talks campaign fund, Democrat donations and Republicans criticism (The Missouri Times, 6/23/13)
House leader seeks non-legislators to serve on Medicaid study group (Political Fix, 6/21/13)
Mo. House speaker announces formation of two committees on Medicaid (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/20/13)
Republicans tout ‘transformation’ — not ‘expansion’ — in Medicaid debate (PoliticMO, 6/20/13)
House Speaker announces two new interim panels to study Medicaid (The Missouri Times,6/20/13)
Activists looking to add LGBT protections to state anti-discrimination law (The Missouri Times, 6/20/13)
Schweich unchallenged in 2014 auditor’s cash race (PoliticMO, 6/19/13)
Sen. Schaefer defends opposition to Medicaid expansion at GOP meeting (Missourian,6/18/13)
Nixon promotes state’s role in Boeing’s IT expansion (St. Louis Beacon, 6/17/13)
State Democrats could be seeing early leadership shifts (The Missouri Times, 6/17/13)
Paris trade trip stop focuses on existing trade relationships, Nixon says (PoliticMO, 6/17/13)
Caleb Jones to challenge Diehl in Speaker’s race (PoliticMO, 6/17/13)
John Boton to fundraise for Schweich on Wed (PoliticMO, 6/17/13)
Nixon visits Normandy (Kansas City Star, 6/17/13)
Missouri House will see race for speaker (Kansas City Star, 6/17/13)
Parsons reflects on his ‘most productive session yet’ following the Floor Leader race loss(The Missouri Times, 6/17/13)
Nixon touts success, new Boeing operations, during trade mission (The Missouri Times,6/17/13)
Proposed ‘right to farm’ constitutional amendment likely to end up in court (St. Louis Beacon, 6/17/13)
VIDEO: On the trail: Have camera, will report politics (St. Louis Beacon, 6/17/13)
Rural legislator announces run fro Missouri House speaker, challenging urban dominance(St. Louis Beacon, 6/17/13)
Push for gay rights makes strides in Missouri Senate (Kansas City Star, 6/16/13)
Koster receives campaign boost from former GOP speaker (PoliticMO, 6/13/13)
Brownback calls out Missouri on border war (Kansas City Star, 6/13/13)
EDITORIAL: Finally, signs of progress on the Kansas-Missouri border (Kansas City Star,6/13/13)
Nixon signs foster care bills, praises state programs (The Missouri Times, 6/13/13)
Missouri Republicans are grumbling about former GOP speaker’s donation to Koster, a Democrat (Kansas City Star, 6/13/13)
Two Missouri ballot measures are approved for circulation (AP, 6/12/13)
AUDIO: Study finds term limits have had little impact on demographics of MO General Assembly (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/12/13)
Gov. Nixon campaigns against tax cut bill he vetoed last week (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/11/13)
Nixon administration launches campaign against veto override of tax bill (PoliticMO, 6/11/13)
Supreme Court says Missouri school transfer law is constitutional (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/11/13)
Senators discuss uncertain future for tax credit reform (Missouri Times, 6/11/13)
Nixon launches campaign against big tax cut (Kansas City Star, 6/11/13)
The big money’s flowing in Missouri (Kansas City Star, 6/10/13)
Missouri governor heading to Europe on trade trip (Political Fix, 6/10/13)
Push for Medicaid expansion continues beyond session (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/10/13)
Nixon leads entourage of business, civic leaders to France, Belgium and United Kingdom(St. Louis Beacon, 6/10/13)
Last-minute super PAC spending comes in under the radar in Missouri race (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/10/13)
AG Koster pledges $400K to elect more Democrats in Missouri Legislature (Kansas City Star,6/10/13)
McCaskill, Koster pledge united front to win back seats in General Assembly (PoliticMO, 6/9/13)
Analysis: Fees would rise under MO legislation (AP, 6/9/13)
Deval Patrick focuses on national tones on Missouri trip (PoliticMO, 6/9/13)
Report card: Lobbyists, associations grade the 2013 session (The Missouri Times, 6/8/13)
Missouri Democrats urge investment in legislative races at Jefferson-Jackson Dinner (St. Louis Beacon, 6/8/13)
MO governor receives thousands of messages about guns (AP, 6/8/13)
Businessman Sam Fox gives $100K to Schweich’s re-election effort (St. Louis Beacon,6/7/13)
On the trail: Controversial bills got help to Nixon’s desk from three Democratic lawmakers(St. Louis Beacon, 6/7/13)
As top Missouri Democrats gather here on Saturday, hottest talk may be off stage (St. Louis Beacon, 6/6/13)
Mo. lawmakers form interim committees to work on issues for 2014 (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/6/13)
AUDIO: How the income tax cut issue extends beyond Nixon’s veto — and his state (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/5/13)
Nixon vetoes tax cut, calls it a ‘fiscally irresponsible experiment (St. Louis Beacon, 6/5/13)
Missouri lawmakers received more than $150K in freebies in April (Political Fix, 6/5/13)
EDITORIAL: Jay Nixon boldly rejects destructive Missouri tax bill (Kansas City Star,6/5/13)
Lobbyist gifts to MO legislators exceed $600K (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/4/13)
Missouri revenue growth slows a bit, but still trending upwards (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/4/13)
Nixon prepares to veto tax cut bill, state likely to end fiscal year with hefty surplus (St. Louis Beacon, 6/4/13)
Nixon, Nieves spar over bill – vetoed by governor — to bar ‘repugnant’ foreign laws (St. Louis Beacon, 6/3/13)
Exclusive: Rolling list of Nixon’s legislative actions (Missouri Times, 6/3/13)
Nixon emphatically denies administration’s role in accidental medicine tax language (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/3/13)
On the trail: Five things to look for in 8th District election (St. Louis Beacon, 6/3/13)
House speaker touts session’s accomplishments (Joplin Globe, 6/2/13)
New labor laws in Kansas and Missouri bolster the boss (Kansas City Star, 6/1/13)
Jones calls Nixon’s concern about tax-cut bill ‘red herring’ to justify veto (St. Louis Beacon,6/1/13)

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