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.

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MO 2011 Archives


Missouri Gubernatorial Headlines 2011 Archives


Education, job creation priorities for Missouri lawmakers (Springfield News-Leader, 12/31/11)
Jobs, schools and budget cuts top Missouri legislative agenda (Kansas City Star, 12/31/11)
Editorial: Show us progress in the Show-Me State (Kansas City Star, 12/31/11)
Nixon sticks with the familiar in his choice for economic development chief (St. Louis Beacon,12/30/11)
Governor touts new jobs during visit (East Missourian, 12/30/11)
Missouri term limits law prompts new legislators to sit out a week (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12/30/11)
Joplin prevailing wage fight divides Missouri lawmakers (Ozarks First, 12/30/11)
Nixon names Hall his third economic development director (PoliticMO, 12/30/11)
Missouri’s colleges and universities face many challenges in 2012 (Quincy Herald-Whig, 12/29/11)
Eleven in ‘11: Top local political stories of the year (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12/29/11)
‘We can work it out’ may be theme of upcoming legislative session (St. Louis Beacon, 12/29/11)
Editorial: Floodgates open for Missouri ballot initiatives in 2012 (Kansas City Star, 12/28/11)
As new session nears, legislators hope to resolve last term’s unfinished business (St. Louis Beacon,12/28/11)
Education Dept. concerned about another year of under-funding (Missourinet, 12/27/11)
GOP donor stacks $250K against Kinder (PoliticMO, 12/27/11)
Area judge studies costs of  criminals in Missouri (Southeast Missourian, 12/27/11)
Joplin storm tops ranking of MO stories of 2011 (Southeast Missourian, 12/26/11)
Opinion: A take on the gifts Missouri politicians might want to return (St. Louis Post-Dispatch,12/26/11)
Lawmakers consider school funding changes (News-Press, 12/26/11)
5 neighboring districts sue over transfers from Kansas City Public Schools (Kansas City Star, 12/26/11)
Red Missouri may lose advertising green in presidential race (Kansas City Star, 12/25/11)
Database: Sinquefield political contributions top $17 million (St. Louis Business Journal, 12/23/11)
State lawmakers unveil their ‘blueprint for Missouri’ (Springfield News-Leader, 12/23/11)
Lawmakers demand Apportionment Commission info (Columbia Daily Tribune, 12/22/11)
Rep. Nasheed: Extend legislative term limits (PoliticMO, 12/22/11)
Missouri manufacturing jobs increasing, Nixon says (PoliticMO, 12/22/11)
Opinion: Missouri should leave college reserve funds alone (Springfield News-Leader, 12/22/11)
Initiative petition on taxing tobacco on ballot (Rolla Daily News, 12/22/11)
Coming to terms with term limits (St. Louis Beacon, 12/22/11)
Commentary: Republican Party is not hypocritical on gay issues (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12/20/11)
Expanded ban on texting while driving may be on state legislative agenda (St. Louis Beacon, 12/20/11)
Changes suggested for Missouri’s probation and parole system (Kansas City Star, 12/19/11)
MO initiative seeks to increase renewable energy (Southeast Missourian, 12/19/11)
Legislators seek budget talk with Nixon (Columbia Daily Tribune, 12/19/11)
Editorial: Nixon’s latest funding gambit deserves an ‘F’ (Kansas City Star, 12/19/11)
Not all Missouri lawmakers accept gifts from lobbyists (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12/19/11)
Analysis: Study finds fault with Missouri term limits (Southeast Missourian, 12/19/11)
Study finds fault with Missouri legislature term limits (Springfield News-Leader, 12/18/11)
Editorial: Son of MOHELA – Nixon too creative by half (Columbia Daily Tribune, 12/17/11)
Nixon considering a ‘myriad’ of education funding measures (PoliticMO, 12/17/11)
Total compensation of Missouri workers lags nation (Missouri Journal, 12/17/11)
Lawmakers to focus on children’s welfare in upcoming session (Springfield News-Leader, 12/17/11)
Nixon plan would alter scholarship funding (Southeast Missourian, 12/16/11)
MO Farm Bureau taking over 3 insurers (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12/16/11)

Editorial: Missouri voters must reduce influence of money in politics (St. Louis Post-Dispatch,12/16/11)
Nixon seeks to borrow from campus reserves (Columbia Daily Tribune, 12/15/11)
Researchers will study online voting in Missouri (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12/15/11)
Crowell introduces legislation to make redistricting process more open (Southeast Missourian,12/15/11)
Lawmakers consider changes for Missouri’s probation, parole system (St. Louis Post-Dispatch,12/15/11)
MO Supreme Court judge calls for corrections reforms (Missouri News Horizon, 12/15/11)
Kander files ethics bill that would bar lobbyist gifts (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12/14/11)
Opponents of Missouri income-for-sales-tax swap claim momentum (The Midwest Democracy Project, 12/14/11)
Governor won’t set timeline for St. Louis schools (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12/13/11)
Praising preschool education, Nixon backs attempt by education officials to win federal grant (St. Louis Beacon, 12/12/11)
Commentary: The state needs to stop acting like a bank (Southeast Missourian, 12/12/11)
Missouri lawmakers prefile bills (Springfield News-Leader, 12/12/11)
Judges’ secrecy in redistricting rouses critics (Southeast Missourian, 12/12/11)
MO Governor weighs in on sharing ticket with Lt. Governor (CBS St. Louis, 12/12/11)
Should tax lien have tripper Wi-Fi loan? (Kirksville Daily Express, 12/11/11)
Martin not running for governor, sticking with Congress (St. Louis Beacon, 12/9/11)
Judge signals he will dismiss challenge to congressional districts (St. Louis Beacon, 12/8/11)
Tuition likely to rise at University of Missouri system (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12/8/11)
Boost for the real estate market? Some lawmakers seeking new homes (St. Louis Post-Dispatch,12/7/11)
Nixon, Schweich constitutional duel will continue (PoliticMO, 12/6/11)
Judge sets Dec. 16 hearing on Schweich’s suit challenging governor’s powers (St. Louis Beacon,12/6/11)
GOP lawmaker urges term limits for all statewide officials (PoliticMO, 12/5/11)
MO lawmakers to consider potential student transfer flood (Southeast Missourian, 12/5/11)
Missourians revisiting caucuses (Springfield News-Leader, 12/3/11)
Nixon searches for words during impromptu news conference (Columbia News Tribune, 12/3/11)
GOP hopefuls in Missouri Senate race keeping low profiles (Springfield News-Leader, 12/3/11)
Gov. Nixon: Creating toll roads would require broad consensus among public and Legislature (The Republic, 12/3/11)
New districts throw lawmakers a curve (Springfield News-Leader, 12/2/11)
St. Louis trio charts political course after redistricting (PoliticMO, 12/1/11)
Economic development director testifies in Mamtek investigation (Missouri News Horizon, 12/1/11)
GOP candidate for gov Spence had DWI in 2004 (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12/1/11)
Opponents file lawsuit challenging new MO incentives for science and technology companies (AP, 12/1/11)
MO lawmakers start filing bills for 2012 session (Southeast Missourian, 12/1/11)
Dave Spence pumps $2M into his campaign (Riverfront Times, 12/1/11)


Editorial: Missouri should take politics out of legislative redistricting (St. Louis Post-Dispatch,11/30/11)
Judicial panel redraws legislative districts (Columbia Daily Tribune, 11/30/11)
Spence drops $2M into governor’s race (Politico, 11/30/11)
Spence working hard to make Martin candidacy viable (Fired Up! Missouri, 11/30/11)
Spence acknowledges 2004 arrest for driving drunk (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/30/11)
MO gubernatorial candidate Spence acknowledges DWI (Springfield News-Leader, 11/30/11)
Econ Dev director: State did ‘due diligence’ vetting Mamtek (PoliticMO, 11/30/11)
The redistricting fallout in MO? No big edge to either party (Kansas City Star, 11/30/11)
Commission releases new state legislative maps (PoliticMO, 11/30/11)
Redistricting challenge to get day in court (Missouri News Horizon, 11/30/11)
Kinder’s exit opens doors (St. James Leader Journal, 11/30/11)
Records: MO officials cautioned about Mamtek (AP, 11/29/11)
Moberly officials say state didn’t share key Mamtek findings (Columbia Daily Tribune, 11/29/11)
Group drops two more versions of plan to replace income tax with sales tax (St. Louis Beacon,11/29/11)
GOP strategist Jeff Roe evolves into a mainstream player (Kansas City Star, 11/29/11)
Martin may switch to Missouri governor’s race (Politico, 11/29/11)
Another switcheroo for Martin? (National Journal, 11/29/11)
Martin considering a run for governor (PoliticMO, 11/29/11)
Ed Martin feeling urge to jump into governor’s race? (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/29/11)
With help from ex-Kinder aide, Spence files campaign paperwork (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/28/11)
Ed Martin aide criticizes Spence (PoliticMO, 11/28/11)
MO Chamber to get aggressive on education (MissouriNet, 11/28/11)
Commentary: Lawmakers preparing bills for 2012 (Joplin Globe, 11/27/11)
State apportionment panel avoids Sunshine Law requirements (Columbia Daily Tribune, 11/27/11)
Opinion: Income tax worth keeping (Springfield News-Leader, 11/26/11)
Campaign finance: Yep, Dave Spence is definitely running for governor (Show Me Progress, 11/24/11)
Gov. Nixon concerned with Washington inaction (Missouri News Horizon, 11/23/11)
RCGA announces its legislative goals for Illinois and Missouri in 2012 (St. Louis Beacon, 11/22/11)
Editorial: When will MO lawmakers realize the danger of unlimited lobbyists’ gifts? (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/22/11)
At nixed Kinder kick-off, Jo Ann Emerson was to have intro duty (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/22/11)
Video: Kinder: Spence will have to defend TARP (Politico, 11/21/11)
Schwiech considering governor’s race (Politico, 11/21/11)
Kinder exit launches Spence, Randles primary (PoliticMO, 11/21/11)
Analysis: St. Louis businessmen on MO ballot (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/20/11)
Editorial: A higher cigarette tax would improve health care, schools in Missouri (Kansas City Star,11/20/11)
Peter Kinder drops out of governor’s race (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/19/11)
Kinder will not run for governor, seek third term as Lt. Gov instead (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/18/11)
GOP businessmen look for new positions — as elected officials (St. Louis Beacon, 11/18/11)
Peter Kinder won’t run for Missouri governor (Politico, 11/18/11)
Pay raise proposed for Missouri government employees (Ozarks First, 11/17/11)
Nixon: Exports total $1.2B so far this year (PoliticMO, 11/17/11)
David Spence to enter Republican primary for governor (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/16/11)
‘Right-to-work,’ employment law reform top Chamber legislative priorities (PoliticMO, 11/16/11)
Nixon economic development director steps down (PoliticMO, 11/16/11)

What’s worse than a Republican gubernatorial candidate who frequented strip clubs? How about one who supports TARP? (Riverfront Times, 11/16/11)
Missouri Supreme Court upholds tough rules for adult businesses (Kansas City Star, 11/15/11)
Spence in governor’s race “100 percent” (PoliticMO, 11/15/11)
Peter Kinder: The in-home health care crisis (Southeast Missourian, 11/15/11)
Nixon, McCaskill will help Obama’s chances in Missouri, says St. Louis Mayor Slay (St. Louis Beacon,11/15/11)
Occupy St. Louis group loses court bid (Southeast Missourian, 11/15/11)
Lager will run for Lt. Governor (PoliticMO, 11/14/11)
Kander scores Missouri Teamsters’ endorsement (PoliticMO, 11/14/11)
Schmitt mulling bid for Lt. Gov, plans to decide swiftly (St. Louis Beacon, 11/14/11)
Developer Paul McKee’s son enters GOP race for Lt. Gov (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/14/11)
St. Louis developer Chris McKee launches Lt. Gov. campaign (PoliticMO, 11/14/11)
Missouri GOP struggling for candidates as 2012 approaches (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/13/11)
Wind farm fights property tax (St. Joseph News-Press, 11/13/11)
Editorial: For moment, Steve Tilley leaves behind poor legislative legacy (St. Louis Post-Dispatch,11/12/11)
Commentary: The Missouri GOP is sinking, sinking fast (Kansas City Star, 11/12/11)
Opinion: Nudging Sen. Richard toward Lt. Gov run (Joplin Globe, 11/12/11)
Kinder to request prevailing wage rule suspension in Joplin (Joplin Independent, 11/11/11)
Tilley drops bid for lieutenant governor (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/11/11)
Republican Tilley drops out of MO Lt. Gov. race (Belleville News Democrat, 11/10/11)
Hundreds flock to Jay Nixon’s downtown fundraiser (Riverfront Times, 11/10/11)
Montee stepping down as Democratic party chair (PoliticMO, 11/10/11)
Editorial: Restive voters tell politicians to get serious (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/10/11)
Rep. Billy Long derides GOP infighting (PoliticMO, 11/10/11)
Mayor’s office gives Occupy protesters 24-hour warning (CBS St. Louis, 11/10/11)
Missouri Supreme Court hears challenge to 2010 ethics reform law (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/10/11)
Commentary: Protecting voting rights in Missouri (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/9/11)
Agency paid for Gov. Nixon’s travel aide (Missourian, 11/9/11)
Recount may be on tap in close MO House race (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/9/11)
St. Louis mayor’s website hacked amid tension with Occupy demonstrators (St. Louis Post-Dispatch,111/9/11)
Nixon pushes ahead with MOSIRA, despite threat of lawsuit (St. Louis Beacon, 11/9/11)
State Auditor answers call for Mamtek inquiry (Columbia Daily Tribune, 11/8/11)
St. Louis businessman Spence may run for governor (Columbia Daily Tribune, 11/8/11)
Nixon, Quinn join Matt Blunt in saying no to Japan entry in new trade pact (St. Louis Post-Dispatch,11/8/11)
St. Louis businessman Dave Spence considers entering gubernatorial race (Missourian, 11/8/11)
Joplin hopes to ’set standard’ for disaster recovery (PoliticMO, 11/8/11)
Missouri ballot measures proposed to legalize marijuana (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/8/11)
Missouri voters may be asked to legalize marijuana in 2012 (Missouri News Horizon, 11/8/11)
Army Corps: ‘We got your message’ on Missouri River floods (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/8/11)
Corps changing Missouri River plan after flooding (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/7/11)
Still no major GOP candidate for MO Governor (St. Louis Public Radio, 11/8/11)
St. Louis container exec mulls GOP bid for governor (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/7/11)
Marijuana citation against Missouri governor’s son dropped (Kansas City Star, 11/7/11)
Editorial: Term limits must end to improve Missouri Legislature (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/7/11)
Democratic unity fractures in St. Louis County (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/6/11)
Lawyers lobby and donate to AG Koster (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/6/11)
Commentary: Energizer Nixon looking past 2012 (Kansas City Star, 11/4/11)
Report: Prominent MO GOPer had plane problem, too (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/3/11)
Kinder continues ‘listening tour’ but will announce soon (St. Louis Beacon, 11/3/11)
Auto leaders, Nixon announce $380M investment in Missouri (PoliticMO, 11/3/11)
Kinder health care lawsuit funded by Pataki’s nonprofit (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/3/11)
Sec of State to file voter ID, election reform legislation (PoliticMO, 11/3/11)
GOP consultant ousted from MO ‘Majority Fund’ (Arch City Chronicle, 11/3/11)
State transportation officials plan to propose tolls to pay for new I-70 (St. Louis Beacon, 11/3/11)
Company once affiliated with MO House Speaker Tilley paid back taxes on two aircraft this year (Kansas City Star, 11/2/11)
Nixon highlights ‘Share the Harvest’ program (PoliticMO, 11/1/11)
Group begins campaign against Sinquefield’s tax plan (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/1/11)
Several GOP statewide candidates putting their own money into race (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/1/11)
It’s Moody vs. Laffer as battle ramps up over future of Missouri’s income tax (St. Louis Beacon,11/1/11)


Nixon: China trip was ‘solid’ (PoliticMO, 10/31/11)
Nixon lauds group building ten homes for Joplin families (PoliticMO, 10/30/11)
Local Republicans hear gubernatorial hopefuls (Joplin Globe, 10/30/11)
MO House Speaker asks State Auditor investigate Mamtek mess (PoliticMO, 10/28/11)
Randles backs end to current judicial selection process (PoliticMO, 10/28/11)
Draper MO Supreme Court appointment of ‘immeasurable’ value (St. Louis American, 10/27/11)
Nixon trip totals $4.6B in Chinese trade deals (PoliticMO, 10/27/11)
Missouri panel will take closer look at Mamtek incentives (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/27/11)
Kinder, Randles stump together in southwest Missouri (PoliticMO, 10/26/11)
Legislature ends special session with little to show (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/26/11)
Nixon closes additional Chinese trade deal (PoliticMO, 10/26/11)
Business bill dead as MO Senate ends session (KSDK, 10/25/11)
Crowell gets praise – and blame – for special session stalemate (St. Louis Beacon, 10/24/11)
In China, Nixon focuses on trade deals, not tax deals (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/24/11)
Dave Spence: If Kinder’s out, I’m in (Politico, 10/24/11)
Nixon seals deal on $4.4B export agreement (PoliticMO, 10/24/11)
Editorial: Elevation of Draper to top court good for justice, good for Missouri (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/24/11)
Blame game begins over Missouri’s stalled jobs bill (Kansas City Star, 10/23/11)
Governors detach from Moberly Mamtek deal (Columbia Daily Tribune, 10/23/11)
Time running out to cancel state’s primary (Springfield News-Leader, 10/22/11)
Missouri’s early presidential primary won’t mean much, except for taxpayers (Houston Chronicle, 10/22/11)
After 2011 gridlock, Sen. Mayer still ‘hopeful’ for election year session (PoliticMO, 10/21/11)
Commentary: Missouri’s useless primary exercise (Kansas City Star, 10/21/11)
Nixon: Ford, UAW deal a ‘rebirth’ of auto industry (PoliticMO, 10/21/11)
What’s behind Missouri’s special-session fiasco? (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/21/11)
Commentary: The twisted turns of email, lobbyists and Missouri Legislature (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/21/11)
Nixon gives speech, answers questions at MU School of Law (The Maneater, 10/21/11)
Chinese airline cancels next week’s cargo flight into Lambert (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/21/11)
The fall and collapse of an economic development bill (St. Louis Beacon, 10/21/11)
Editorial: MO Auditor on right side of debate with Missouri bankers (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/20/11)
Audio: Appeals court to hear Kinder’s legal challenge to health insurance mandate (MPR News, 10/20/11)
Editorial: Barring miracle, special session ends in colossal failure (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/20/11)
Kinder argues standing to challenge health insurance mandate (PoliticMO, 10/20/11)
Chamber president: China Hub deal ‘would have been nice’ for trade mission (MissouriNet, 10/20/11)
GOP struggles to land top-tier talent in top-targeted Missouri (Washington Post, 10/20/11)
Kinder leads another Obamacare front (Politico, 10/20/11)
What happens if Kinder packs it in (Politico, 10/20/11)
Hub backers vow to keep working, absent Aerotropolis (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/20/11)
St. Louis ranks No. 12 for bad bridges (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/19/11)
MO House GOP leader files legislation to nix primary (PoliticMO, 10/19/11)
Zweifel rates interest in state treasurer campaign (PoliticMO, 10/19/11)
Kinder criticizes backlog of Medicaid verifications (Springfield News-Leader, 10/18/11)
Nixon: Billions worth of deals on tap with China (KCTV, 10/18/11)
Lt. Gov Kinder moves closer to run for governor (CBS St. Louis, 10/18/11)
Nixon seeks to spur exports on China trade trip (PoliticMO, 10/18/11)
Nixon: Billions worth of deals on tap with China (CNBC, 10/18/11)
China Hub incentives grounded for now, but may fly later (St. Louis Beacon, 10/18/11)
Peter Kinder’s a one man GOP consultant stimulus program (Fired up! Missouri, 10/17/11)
Kinder’s campaign could be on the ropes after losing money for the quarter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/17/11)
Special Session: “Punt” (MissouriNet, 10/17/11)
Editorial: Wrong time for Missouri to replace primary with caucus system (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/17/11)
Development bill appears dead in Missouri legislature (Kansas City Star, 10/17/11)
Nixon seeking consensus on presidential nominating process (PoliticMO, 10/17/11)
MO tax credit bill near death as negotiations end (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/17/11)
Missouri Senate chooses not to negotiate on business bill (Kansas City Star, 10/17/11)
Peter Kinder’s campaign spends more than it earns (Riverfront Times, 10/17/11)
Nixon outpaces Kinder 3-to-1 (Politico, 10/17/11)
MO Senate deadlocks over eliminating primary (Kansas City Star, 10/17/11)
Bill to eliminate Missouri’s presidential primary fails in Senate (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/17/11)
Nixon out-raises Kinder 3:1 (PoliticMO, 10/17/11)
Kander ‘not afraid to fight’ for voting rights, business (PoliticMO, 10/17/11)
Nixon triples fundraising of Kinder (St. Joseph News-Press, 10/17/11)
In Missouri, scores of federal bridges ‘structurally deficient’ (PoliticMO, 10/16/11)
Kinder’s campaign could be on the ropes after losing money for the quarter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/17/11)
Editorial: Give Missouri a shot at a presidential primary (Kansas City Star, 10/16/11)
Critics warn that GOP caucuses may rob Missouri of its presidential pull (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/16/11)
Kinder raises $410K ahead of Nov. campaign announcement (PoliticMO, 10/15/11)
ANALYSIS: Oversight of Missouri business incentives questioned (The Missourian, 10/15/11)
Nixon announces $500K donation for Joplin science education (PoliticMO, 10/14/11)
Lt. Gov Kinder hears local water quality concerns (KOMU, 10/14/11)
Sinquefield and his money prep for next statewide tax fight (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/13/11)
Judges get earful on redrawing MO Legislature’s districts (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/13/11)
Editorial: Double dealing is destroying policy process in Missouri Capitol (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/13/11)
Carnahan urges Missouri lawmakers to keep presidential primary (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/13/11)
Audio: Senate committee looks for evidence of Dept of Econ Dev. diligence with Mamtek (MissouriNet, 10/13/11)
Petitions to end Missouri income tax now can seek signatures (Kansas City Business Journal, 10/13/11)
Editorial: Redistricting leads to political turf in fight in KC (Kansas City Star, 10/12/11)
Missouri judicial panel to consider redistricting (Kansas City Star, 10/12/11)
MO lawmakers to make another attempt on jobs bill (Forbes, 10/12/11)
Senators lead effort to make Missouri’s legislative seats more competitive (St. Louis Beacon, 10/11/11)
Special session lives: Senate to return Monday (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/11/11)
Fighter jet flap shows perils of voting first, thinking second (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/11/11)
House Speaker Tilley tells colleagues he’s getting a divorce (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/11/11)
MO AG says Dem redistricting lawsuit should be dismissed (Joplin Globe, 10/11/11)
Federal tax credits play role in Mamtek bonds (Columbia Daily Tribune, 10/11/11)
Lampe weighing statewide run in 2014 (Springfield News-Leader, 10/11/11)
Peter Kinder and the “Wicked Infection” (Riverfront Times, 10/10/11)
In any conference, Missouri governor wants to see sports in KC (Kansas City Star, 10/9/11)
Local delegation splits on economic development measure (Joplin Globe, 10/9/11)
Nixon pledges state’s help in replanting Joplin’s trees (Columbia Tribune, 10/9/11)
Editorial: Dear Missouri legislators: Do something or go home (Kansas City Star, 10/9/11)
Editorial: Instead of creating jobs, Missouri House offends big employer (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/8/11)
Air rules are creating dustup in farm states (Kansas City Star, 10/7/11)
Senate GOP caucus will decide if tax credit bill salvageable (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/7/11)
MO House passes revised tax credit plan (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/7/11)
House vote doesn’t fly with Boeing, St. Louis labor chief (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/7/11)
Feds award $1.7M grant to Missouri community college education (PoliticMO, 10/6/11)
Stormy committee session advances House jobs bill (Missouri News Horizon, 10/6/11)
Tax credit bill passes House but big differences with Senate remain (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/6/11)
Sanders decides against seeking statewide office, for now (Kansas City Star, 10/5/11)
Kinder blames ‘wicked infection’ for delaying his campaign (St. Louis Beacon, 10/5/11)


With Carnahan out, Kander in for Secretary of State (PoliticMO, 9/30/11)
Nixon struggles to deal with Mamtek controversy (Kansas City Star, 9/30/11)
Commentary: For Nixon, an episode that’s not so sweet (Kansas City Star, 9/30/11)
MO house to vote on economic development bill next week (Kansas City Star, 9/29/11)
Primary and a caucus in Missouri? (Politico, 9/29/11)
Cynthia Davis to begin campaign for statewide office (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/29/11)
Of primary importance (Missourinet: The Blog, 9/29/11)
MO Democrats to FEC: Brunner ‘skirting’ campaign law (PoliticMO, 9/29/11)
St. Louis mayor remains hopeful on cargo hub (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/29/11)
GOP House Leader joins Senate leader in opposing state action on health insurance exchanges (St. Louis Beacon, 9/29/11)
Nixon promotes federal aide for retraining unemployed in health care field (St. Louis Beacon, 9/29/11)
For Dems, ‘Mr. Germ-X’ can’t enter Senate race soon enough (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/29/11)
Curators expected to meet Tuesday to discuss Big 12 conference affiliation (Columbia Daily Tribune, 9/28/11)
State Senate to investigate Mamtek mess (PoliticMO, 9/27/11)
Missouri may keep its early primary (NH Journal, 9/27/11)
Missouri communities, including Joplin, set to receive more aid (The Maneater, 9/27/11)
State directs $20M toward health care training (PoliticMO, 9/27/11)
NJ Gov Christie begins road trip at Missouri fundraiser (, 9/26/11)
Kinder’s clock: 4 to 8 weeks (Politico, 9/26/11)
Consensus evaporates on MO incentives (Houston Chronicle, 9/26/11)
Missouri Heat (American Spectator, 9/26/11)
Missouri considers NCLB opt out (PoliticMO, 9/26/11)
Kinder not officially running, but he’s raising money (Joplin Globe, 9/25/11)
GOP Speaker reaffirms support for embryonic stem cell research (St. Louis Beacon, 9/24/11)
Lawsuit seeks to overturn Missouri redistricting (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/24/11)
Missouri pols mixed up in Mamtek mess (PoliticMO, 9/24/11)
Aerotropolis still alive, barely (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/24/11)
Fixes to “Facebook law” heading to Nixon (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/23/11)
Democrats sue to block new Congressional map in Missouri (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/23/11)
Rift between House, Senate putting economic development deal in peril (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/23/11)
MO House will remain in session in hopes of saving economic development bill (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/23/11)
Lawsuit challenges new congressional map (MissouriNet, 9/23/11)
Nixon takes General Assembly to task over inaction on jobs (Kansas City Star, 9/23/11)
Editorial: Feuding Missouri legislators waste time, money (Kansas City Star, 9/23/11)
Lawsuit filed over Missouri’s new congressional districts (Kansas City Star, 9/23/11)
Speaker Tilley: House may not move forward with tax credit bill (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/22/11)
Montee Lt. Gov. announcement imminent (PoliticMO, 9/22/11)
Republicans facing setbacks in Missouri (National Journal, 9/22/11)
Audit criticizes Peter Kinder, Jay Nixon (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/22/11)
Audit: Kinder may have had conflict with bike race (Forbes, 9/21/11)
House leaders may have special session deal (PoliticMO, 9/21/11)
Kinder’s latest headache (National Journal, 9/21/11)
MO Senate angry with House deal; tax credit bill ‘on life support’ (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/21/11)
Audit raps Missouri tourism division (St. Joseph News-Press, 9/21/11)
Audit blasts Tour of Missouri, Peter Kinder (Riverfront Times, 9/21/11)
Kinder stalls on campaign announcement (MissouriNet, 9/21/11)
Job-creation measure sidelined in Missouri legislature (Kansas City Star, 9/21/11)
Missouri audit critical of Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, Gov. Jay Nixon (Kansas City Star, 9/21/11)
Meter ticking as Missouri special session enters third week (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/19/11)
Nixon pitches new Aerotropolis ahead of key hearing (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/17/11)
Despite congressional deadlock, FEMA funds to return to Missouri (The Maneater, 9/16/11)
In Missouri, scores of federal bridges ‘structurally deficient’ (PoliticMO, 9/16/11)
Poll: Nixon’s biggest competition — Danforth? (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/16/11)
Speaker says circuit breaker repeal dead (KC Metro News Monitor, 9/16/11)
MO Senate unanimously passes “Facebook fix” (KC Metro News Monitor, 9/15/11)
MO Legislature stuck on local control, Aerotropolis (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/15/11)
Controversy erupts during MO Senate hearing on health insurance exchange (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/15/11)
Missouri health insurance exchange plans paused (PoliticMO, 9/15/11)
Obama weak in Missouri (PoliticMO, 9/15/11)
St. Louis-area foreclosures on the rise again (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/15/11)
Missouri delays work on health insurance exchange (Springfield News-Leader, 9/15/11)
Economic development bill at crossroads (KC Metro News Monitor, 9/15/11)
Movement to dump MO. presidential primary and restore caucuses (St. Louis Public Radio, 9/14/11)
Aerotropolis plan trimmed back (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/14/11)
MO lawmakers convene annual veto session today (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/14/11)
Local control bill hits snag in Missouri Senate (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/14/11)
Missouri Senate passes overhaul of state tax credits (Springfield News-Leader, 9/14/11)
Bills’ passage creates legal uncertainty (Springfield News-Leader, 9/13/11)
Senate moves toward repealing most of the new Facebook law (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/13/11)
Missouri Senate gives initial approval to trimmed-down China Hub bill (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/13/11)
Gov. Nixon’s son cited for marijuana possession (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/13/11)
Missouri senators want more controls for China hub credits (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/13/11)
Analysis: MO lawmakers test special session limit (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/12/11)
Missouri Senate to debate “Facebook law,” study China Hub credits (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/12/11)
Underdog Republican believes he can beat Nixon, Kinder can’t (CBS St. Louis, 9/12/11)
Missouri bill aims to spark tech startup funding (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/11/11)
Special session is not as quick as expected (Columbia Daily Tribune, 9/11/11)
Study: Cargo Hub tax credits would pay for themselves, mostly (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/9/11)
Speaker Tilley: More tax credits would jeopardize jobs bill (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/9/11)
MO House votes to use Rainy Day Fund for disaster recovery (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/9/11)
Local control of St. Louis police dept wins MO House approval (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/9/11)
Danforth endorses Kinder and calls for end of ‘garbage bin’ focus on his past (St. Louis Beacon, 9/9/11)
MU students, faculty react to Nixon’s higher education funding proposal (The Maneater, 9/9/11)
MOGOP event to be headlined by Christie (PoliticMO, 9/9/11)
Karl Rove headlines $160,000 fundraiser for Kinder (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/8/11)
Commentary: Take from the poor at your peril, Missouri legislators (Kansas City Star, 9/8/11)
Kinder pressing ahead (National Journal, 9/8/11)
Legislature takes up local control of St. Louis Police Dept (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/8/11)
Missouri state tax burden relatively low; health also an issue (Prime Buzz, 9/8/11)
Missouri Senate adjourns special session until Monday (Kansas City Star, 9/8/11)
UM system gets reprieve on funding cut (Columbia Daily Tribune, 9/8/11)
Nixon should and will put Draper on court (St. Louis American, 9/8/11)
Missouri: Trial-lawyer heaven (National Review, 9/7/11)
Nixon: Jobs bill must be paid for (PoliticMO, 9/7/11)
Missouri Supremes hear strip club appeal (Prime Buzz, 9/7/11)
Missouri special session off to a rocky start (KC Metro News Monitor, 9/7/11)
Danforth for Governor Facebook page illustrates waning support for Peter Kinder (Riverfront Times, 9/7/11)
Rove to stump for Kinder (PoliticMO, 9/7/11)
Second agency reaffirms Missouri AAA credit rating (PoliticMO, 9/6/11)
Former Missouri governor under investigation for campaign donations (Kansas City Star, 9/6/11)
Final 3 nominees named for high court (KC Metro News Monitor, 9/6/11)
Special session: Crowell stalls Senate (PoliticMO, 9/6/11)
Peter Kinder demonstrates disdain for power brokers by bringing in Karl Rove (Fired Up! Missouri, 9/5/11)
Audio: Joplin Representative files tax relief bill for disaster areas (MissouriNet, 9/6/11)
Senators seek consensus ahead of special session (KC Metro News Monitor, 9/5/11)
Police, Facebook and presidential politics all on special session agenda (St. Louis Beacon, 9/5/11)
Big idea of China Hub is big issue in special legislative session (St. Louis Beacon, 9/5/11)
MO Legislature’s special session meets Tuesday (KPLR, 9/5/11)
State cancels contract with troubled Medicaid provider (KC Metro News Monitor, 9/5/11)
Public workers feel targeted (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/5/11)
Facebook page aimed at recruiting Danforth for Governor (CBS St. Louis, 9/5/11)
Missouri lawmakers seek to end tax breaks for poor (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/4/11)
China Eastern to launch Lambert flights Sept. 23 (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/4/11)
Capitol staffer’s political firm scrutinized (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/4/11)
Editorial: Missouri must find political will to cut prison costs, population (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/3/11)
Campaigns not required to oblige, report refunds (PoliticMO, 9/2/11)
Drafting Danforth in Missouri (Politico, 9/2/11)
Kinder consultant working on paying $525,000 tax bill (St. Louis Business Journal, 9/2/11)
Editorial: State funding for higher ed should be a given (The Maneater, 9/2/11)
Gov. Nixon touts jobs package at Cape Girardeau stop (Southeast Missourian, 9/2/11)
Audio: Poverty agencies face 50% cuts (MissouriNet, 9/2/11)
Three area legislators have reservations about economic development package (Southeast Missourian, 9/1/11)
Commission sends Nixon nominees for Supreme Court (PoliticMO, 9/1/11)
Report: Missouri roads, bridges suck (Riverfront Times, 9/1/11)
Opinion: Peter Kinder – can he make a run? (Columbia Daily Tribune, 9/1/11)
Editorial: Nixon focuses on wrong funding issue for higher education (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/1/11)
Commentary: Gov. Nixon clearly was overreaching his authority (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/1/11)


Nixon seeks clarity on FEMA funding (CBS St. Louis, 8/31/11)
Missouri backs beleaguered Medicaid service vendor (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/31/11)
Kinder lashes out at GOP insiders (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/31/11)
Nixon may back tax relief for Joplin businesses (Kansas City Star, 8/31/11)
Nixon tours state pushing economic development bill (Columbia Daily Tribune, 8/31/11)
Nixon wants Missouri disasters funding info (KSDK, 8/31/11)
Business leaders say jobs bill could be all or nothing (Columbia Daily Tribune, 8/31/11)
Nixon: Joplin business property taxes could make special session agenda (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/31/11)
Jobs inspire push for incentives (Springfield News-Leader, 8/31/11)
No governor’s race for Steelman (The Missourian, 8/31/11)
Opinion: Timing is everything (Joplin Globe, 8/31/11)
Nixon asks for details on FEMA delays (PoliticMO, 8/31/11)
MO auditor blasts St. Louis Post-Dispatch after critical editorial (Columbia Missourian, 8/31/11)
Peter Kinder letter smacks of desperation (Riverfront Times, 8/31/11)
State Auditor blasts newspaper editorial (Missouri News Horizon, 8/31/11)
Kinder: ‘I will not run if I cannot win’ (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/30/11)
Missouri auditor publicly goes after newspaper that criticized him (Kansas City Star, 8/30/11)
Missouri Chamber backs special session plan, wants package in full (PoliticMO, 8/30/11)
MO business leaders: Pass tax credit package as is (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/30/11)
Nixon denies he violated state constitution (CBS St. Louis, 8/29/11)
Nixon discusses flood management (News-Press, 8/29/11)
Nixon hits the road to sell jobs package (PoliticMO, 8/29/11)
Kinder to tour Missouri before deciding on governor’s race (Kansas City Star, 8/29/11)
Kinder urges supporters: Don’t let GOP ‘powerbrokers’ or ‘media’ decide governor’s race (Fired UP! Missouri, 8/29/11)
Kinder to tour MO before deciding on gov’s race (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/29/11)
Kinder: I won’t run for governor if I can’t win (National Journal, 8/29/11)
MO State Auditor sues governor for diverting $170M (Kansas City Business Journal, 8/29/11)
Nixon defends withholdings from FY2012 budget (St. Louis Public Radio, 8/29/11)
Kinder ‘will not run’ without support from base (PoliticMO, 8/29/11)
Lawmakers face resistance to cutting tax credit (Columbia Daily Tribune, 8/28/11)
‘Circuit Breaker’ tax credit dates back to ’73 (Columbia Daily Tribune, 8/28/11)
Observers divided on Kinder run (Joplin Globe, 8/27/11)
Kinder camp explains recent drop in donations (CBS St. Louis, 8/26/11)
Editorial: Mr. Kinder’s urban spirit (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/26/11)
Editorial: MO Governor should cut out the budget games (Kansas City Star, 8/26/11)
MO State Auditor sues Nixon over budget issues (KC Metro News Monitor, 8/26/11)
Kinder tries to brush off controversy (Patch, 8/26/11)
Editorial: The king and the court jester do battle over Missouri budget (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/26/11)
Opinion: The free market loses if ‘aerotroplis’ wins (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/25/11)
Nixon looks into reducing prison sentences to save money (KC Metro News Monitor, 8/25/11)
Budget chair claims MO Governor ‘hiding’ staff members (Ozarks First, 8/25/11)
Freshman House member calls for Kinder’s candidacy to end (KC Metro News Monitor, 8/25/11)
GOP consultant – and key Kinder strategist – owes the Feds big bucks (Riverfront Times, 8/25/11)
Kinder campaign at a crossroads (Kansas City Star, 8/25/11)
GOP guv candidate Randles: Voters reject ‘next guy in line’ philosophy (PoliticMO, 8/25/11)
Nixon wants performance-based funding for public colleges (Springfield News-Leader, 8/25/11)
MO colleges plan move to performance funding (Kansas City Star, 8/25/11)
House committee questions administration on withheld funds (Missouri News Horizon, 8/25/11)
Eight editorials later, a special session (St. Louis American, 8/25/11)
Summary: Missouri special session topics (Kansas City Business Journal, 8/25/11)
State task force seeks to lower prison costs (Columbia Daily Tribune, 8/24/11)
Editorial: Grand bargain on jobs bill worth price of special session (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/24/11)
Audio: Budget Transparency Committee questions budget withholds (MissouriNet, 8/24/11)
MO House Budget Committee chair questions governor’s disaster relief funds (Columbia Missourian, 8/24/11)
State looking for savings in criminal justice system (PoliticMO, 8/24/11)
Editorial: The China Hub (The Missourian, 8/24/11)
Missouri keeps highest bond rating from S&P (Missouri News Horizon, 8/24/11)
MO lawmaker upset about governor’s staff shifts (Bloomberg Businessweek, 8/24/11)
Missouri keeps AAA rating (KC Metro News Monitor, 8/24/11)
MO campaign aims to legalize marijuana (KC Metro News Monitor, 8/24/11)
MO’s Lt Gov faces stripper issues (LA Times, 8/24/11)
Freshman GOP rep takes unexpected swipe at Kinder (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/24/11)
Poll shows ‘improved’ numbers for Kinder despite scandal (Riverfront Times, 8/24/11)
Opinion: GOP Lawmaker: Kinder is not worthy of candidacy for governor (Joplin Globe, 8/24/11)
Court to hear arguments on Kinder’s health care challenge (PoliticMO, 8/24/11)
MO lawmaker wants Kinder to forgo governor’s bid (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/23/11)
Republican lawmaker wants Kinder to drop guv bid (PoliticMO, 8/23/11)
Kinder pollster finds hope that numbers aren’t worse after stripper saga (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/23/11)
Eyewitness contradicts Lt. Gov’s account of pantless party (Riverfront Times, 8/23/11)
Peter Kinder’s follies upset big-time donor (The Pitch, 8/23/11)
Missouri maintains AAA credit rating (PoliticMO, 8/23/11)
Nixon calls special session (KC Metro News Monitor, 8/23/11)
Campaign donors beware: no refunds required from candidates with a past (CBS St. Louis, 8/23/11)
GOP poll shows Kinder trailing by 7 (Politico, 8/22/11)
Is Peter Kinder doomed? (Washington Post, 8/22/11)
Missouri special session is Sept 6 (Kansas City Star, 8/22/11)
Momentum grows to swap income tax for sales tax in states (Kansas City Star, 8/21/11)
Peter Kinder explains romantic attraction at strip club (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/18/11)
Kinder says only relationship with stripper was to watch her dance (St. Louis Beacon, 8/18/11)
Peter Kinder answers stripper allegations (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/17/11)
Missouri legislators grill insurer (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/16/11)
Kinder speaks: ‘Not proud of every place I’ve been,’ calls story ‘bizarre’ and blames Nixon (Kansas City Star, 8/11/11)
Backlash over Missouri’s teacher ‘Facebook law’ (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/10/11)
Payday loan initiative petition moves forward (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/10/11)
Penthouse Pet dishes on Peter Kinder: ‘He was one of my best customers’ (Riverfront Times, 8/9/11)
Nixon: Fed cuts won’t hurt Missouri budget (KC Metro News Monitor, 8/9/11)
Governor bars St. Louis development legislation from special session (Missouri News Horizon, 8/6/11)
Missouri readies for sales tax holiday (KC Metro News Monitor, 8/5/11)
FEMA criticized by MO leaders for denying Joplin clean-up extension (KC Metro News Monitor, 8/5/11)
Nixon cools on more tax breaks for developer McKee (CBS St. Louis, 8/5/11)
Nixon rules out ‘expansion’ of McKee tax credit (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/5/11)
Governor says state will pay any cleanup costs FEMA does not (Joplin Globe, 8/4/11)
Missouri to continue paying Joplin’s share of cleanup (Kansas City Star, 8/4/11)
Nixon says job creation is more important than federal dollars for MO (MissouriNet, 8/4/11)
Nixon Administration focuses on spending reductions (Watchdog, 8/4/11)
Nixon upset about FEMA Joplin funding decision (PoliticMO, 8/4/11)
Nixon says job-creation is top priority, with or without Washington aid (St. Louis Beacon, 8/4/11)
Video: Gov. Nixon outlines jobs bill (KPLR, 8/4/11)
Local control not on Nixon’s special session priority list (CBS St. Louis, 8/4/11)
Missouri budget chair says state should use rainy day fund for disasters (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/4/11)
Gov. Nixon’s request for extension of debris removal deadline denied (MissouriNet, 8/3/11)
Vets’ group blasts Kinder for ‘peacetime’ tweet, statement (PoliticMO, 8/3/11)
Nixon releases $1.2M for three social service programs (Forbes, 8/3/11)
Gov. Nixon wants to strengthen public education (KRCG, 8/2/11)
Nixon, school administrators discuss K-12 goals (Columbia Daily Tribune, 8/2/11)
Nixon: Special session is best chance to reform tax credits (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/2/11)
Re-powered: Solar energy rebates ruled constitutional (KC Metro News Monitor, 8/1/11)
Peter Kinder refuses to recognize that it’s not “peacetime” spending (Fired Up! Missouri, 8/1/11)

JULY 2011

Nixon’s appointments to insurer’s board questioned (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/31/11)
Kinder contends Democrats attacking Americans’ liberties and pocketbooks (St. Louis Beacon, 7/29/11)
Governor travels state supporting economic development legislation (Missouri News Horizon, 7/28/11)
MO gov race ranked #4 in top ten list (Politico, 7/28/11)
Prop C redux: Renew Missouri says renewable energy issue will be back on ballot (Missouri News Horizon, 7/28/11)
Prop C Re-do: Green energy regs expected to return to the ballot box (KC Metro News Monitor, 7/28/11)
MO lawmakers call for Joplin clean-up extension (Missouri News Horizon, 7/28/11)
Governor asks to extend Joplin clean-up program (Missouri News Horizon, 7/27/11)
Nixon promotes potential jobs package in Springfield, Ellsberry (PoliticMO, 7/27/11)
Kinder, Steelman address GOP faithful in Neosho (Neosho Daily News, 7/27/11)
Nixon rotates staff, officially hires former MO State president (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/27/11)
MO House Committee to explore stronger families (KC Metro News Monitor, 7/26/11)
MO GOP files complaint against McCaskill (KC Metro News Monitor, 7/26/11)
Governor asks for another disaster declaration (Missouri News Horizon, 7/26/11)
Legislative leaders present tax credit plan to Nixon (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/26/11)
Nixon makes staff changes (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/26/11)
Kinder calms fears of closing at veteran homes (Aurora Advertiser, 7/26/11)
Missouri Veterans Homes face closure if funding isn’t found (KY3, 7/26/11)
Kinder applies national message in Governor’s race (PoliticMO, 7/26/11)
Nixon: Ameren bill not ready for special session (Columbia Daily Tribune, 7/24/11)
Pro-choice governor lets Missouri join the burgeoning anti-abortion crowd (AllGov, 7/23/11)
Science, trade and tax credits key to jobs bill (Missouri News Horizon, 7/23/11)

Editorial: After jobs bill, time to turn MO’s focus to education (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/23/11)
Presidential primary date debate to be included in special session (Missouri News Horizon, 7/23/11)
MO Gov. Nixon outlines his priorities for special session (Watchdog, 7/22/11)
Opinion: The governor and tough decisions – historic use of the pocket signature (Patch, 7/22/11)
Gov. Nixon to call special session (St. Louis American, 7/22/11)
Aerotropolis waits for Nixon (St. Louis American, 7/21/11)
Nixon talks up innovation, China Hub in jobs-creation speech (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/21/11)
Details of the cargo facility deal (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/21/11)
Tax credit proposal bold, but may not reinvigorate Missouri (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/21/11)
Audio: Second economic plan to rescue Missouri (KCUR, 7/21/11)
Nixon adds presidential primary bill to special session’s agenda (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/22/11)
Nixon to call special session for business aid (Springfield News-Leader, 7/21/11)
China hub in St. Louis closer to takeoff (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/21/11)
21 states backing Kinder health care lawsuit (Daily Dunkin Democrat, 7/21/11)
Audio: Speculation continues over Kinder’s 2012 candidacy (MissouriNet, 7/21/11)
Nixon outlines special session on economic development, disaster recovery (PoliticMO, 7/21/11)
Video: Lawmakers reach economic development deal, ask for special session (Missouri News Horizon, 7/21/11)
Nixon outlines plans for 2011 special session (Bloomberg Businessweek, 7/21/11)

Republican legislators announce deal that could affect China hub effort (St. Louis Beacon, 7/20/11)
Video: Missouri lawmakers discuss economic development deal (MO News Horizon- YouTube, 7/20/11)
‘Aerotropolis’ Chinese cargo hub at Lambert one step closer to reality (KSDK, 7/20/11)
Missouri’s Governor leads by doing nothing (KC Metro News Monitor, 7/20/11)
Legislative leaders announce jobs bill agreement (PoliticMO, 7/20/11)
Lawmakers tout job-creation wish list for KC, Missouri (Kansas City Star, 7/20/11)
Jobs bill agreement reached, special session coming (MissouriNet, 7/20/11)
Nixon to call special session to consider economic development bill (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/20/11)
Nixon to lead trade trip to China (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/19/11)
Missouri likely to face credit review by Moody’s (Missouri News Horizon, 7/19/11)
Missouri’s June unemployment drops (KC Metro News Monitor, 7/19/11)
Kinder health care legal challenge backed by 21 states (PoliticMO, 7/19/11)
Peter Kinder continues to hide health care lawsuit donor list (Fired Up! Missouri, 7/19/11)
Nixon announces ‘Jumpstart Joplin’ housing effort (MissouriNet, 7/19/11)
Nixon fills one court vacancy while another looms (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/18/11)
Missouri unemployment drops despite Joplin job loss (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/18/11)
Jay Nixon and the ‘political middle’ (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/18/11)
Editorial: Missouri’s presidential primary date needs fast fix (Kansas City Star, 7/18/11)
Analysis: MO Gov. Jay Nixon walking political middle (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/17/11)
Nixon, Kinder report campaign contributions (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/16/11)
Missouri candidates raise big money for 2012 (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/16/11)
Missouri auditor reviewing college presidents, chancellors (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/16/11)
Nixon leads Kinder in fundraising (Springfield News-Leader, 7/15/11)
Despite revenue growth, Missouri expects ‘large’ budget gap next year (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/15/11)
Nixon doubles Kinder in campaign cash (PoliticMO, 7/15/11)
Kinder, Nixon raise more than $2M combined in last three months (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/15/11)
Despite revenue growth, Missouri expects ‘large’ budget gap next year (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/15/11)
Advocates, opponents respond to Nixon’s non-stance on abortion legislation (Missouri News Horizon, 7/15/11)
Jay Nixon allows new abortion restrictions to become law (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/15/11)
Monitoring possible debt downgrade in Missouri (KC Metro News Monitor, 7/15/11)
Nixon takes no action on late-term abortion bill (KC Metro News Monitor, 7/15/11)
Law aims to exempt state from health act (Springfield News-Leader, 7/15/11)
Nixon doubles case available over Kinder (News-Press, 7/15/11)
Missouri’s pathetic funding for colleges, universities (Kansas City Star, 7/15/11)
Nixon rakes in funds for re-election bid (Kansas City Star, 7/15/11)
Missouri GOP in a fix over too-early date of 2012 presidential primary (Kansas City Star, 7/15/11)
MO House Speaker Steve Tilley running for Lt. Governor (Columbia Daily Tribune, 7/14/11)
New Missouri late-term abortion restrictions to become law (Kansas City Star, 7/14/11)
Nixon will let abortion restrictions become law (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/14/11)
Tilley will stay as Speaker through Lt. Gov. campaign (PoliticMO, 7/14/11)
MO governor to let new abortion restrictions become law (Reuters, 7/14/11)
Abortion restrictions to become law without governor’s signature (PoliticMO, 7/14/11)
Gov. Nixon stands down on abortion (Kansas City Star, 7/14/11)
Democrat says Nixon’s veto hurts villages stuck with election costs (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/13/11)
Nixon signs bill requiring drug tests for Missouri welfare recipients (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/13/11)
Editorial: Kinder travel – There ought’a be a law (Columbia Daily Tribune, 7/13/11)
Governor signs omnibus Ag Bill into law (KC Metro News Monitor, 7/13/11)
Nixon nixes presidential primary move (KC Metro News Monitor, 7/13/11)
Republicans angered over Jay Nixon veto of primary bill (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/12/11)
Singuefield contributes nearly $200,000 to Kinder (PoliticMO, 7/12/11)
Rex Air: Millionaire flew in TX Gov for Kinder event (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/12/11)
Peter Kinder, Rick Perry dislike state income tax but enjoy special-interest funded plane fights (Fired Up! Missouri, 7/12/11)
Missouri enacts stricter fiscal requirements for grain dealers (Kansas City Star, 7/11/11)
Fundraising, and lack of it, fuels Carnahan intrigue (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/11/11)
Nixon vetoes Ozarks lawmakers’ bills (News-Leader, 7/11/11)
GOP-backed health compact law awaits Nixon’s decision (News-Leader, 7/11/11)
Nixon signs agriculture, water quality bills into law (Ozarks First, 7/11/11)
Analysis: Some lawmakers question Nixon’s cuts (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/10/11)
Gov. Nixon still under fire for spending restraint (CBS St. Louis, 7/10/11)
Nixon vetoes elections bill, signs concealed-carry legislation (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/8/11)
Group works on initiatives for legal pot (Columbia Daily Tribune, 7/8/11)
Special session could be on the horizon for MO legislature (Missouri News Horizon, 7/8/11)
Bill on special elections is one victim of Nixon’s vetoes (Kansas City Star, 7/8/11)
Lawsuit seeks to block Missouri photo ID ballot measure (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/7/11)
Kinder pays additional travel expenses (KC Metro News Monitor, 7/7/11)
Nixon considers special session (KC Metro News Monitor, 7/7/11)
Missouri marijuana legalization petition filed (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/7/11)
Tilley, Mayer: Nixon job meeting “premature” (PoliticMO, 7/7/11)
Nixon seeks meeting to ‘finalize’ jobs strategy; legislative leaders call request ‘premature’ (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/7/11)
Nixon to meet with lawmakers on tax credits, Lambert incentives (St. Louis Business Journal, 7/8/11)
Editorial: Nixon should accomplish dual goals (St. Louis American, 7/7/11)
Missouri officials work to reach agreement on jobs bill (News-Leader, 7/7/11)
Nixon: Sprinkler regulations “too important” to delay (PoliticMO, 7/6/11)
Kinder repays additional hotel money (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/6/11)
Kinder ponies up after audit finds he missed $1,888 in hotel expenses (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/6/11)
Money rolling in for Missouri candidates (CBS St. Louis, 7/6/11)
Nixon won’t rule out tapping Rainy Day Fund (PoliticMO, 7/6/11)
Nixon commits $2M to Joplin children’s mental health (PoliticMO, 7/6/11)
Auditor avoids political questions about Kinder’s travel (PoliticMO, 7/6/11)
Lt. governor repays more hotel expenses to Missouri (Kansas City Star, 7/6/11)
Audit of Kinder’s expenses says information ‘not always complete or accurate’ (MissouriNet, 7/6/11)
Democrats says Kinder got a kinder, gentler audit (CBS St. Louis, 7/6/11)
Nixon orders $100M more for disaster aid (KC Metro News Monitor, 7/6/11)
Editorial: State’s revenue outlook increases need to tap rainy day fund (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/6/11)
Gov. Nixon doubles up on Kinder in 2nd quarter fundraising (The Republic, 7/5/11)
Auditor to unveil results of Kinder travel review (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/5/11)

Insurance exchange puts MO GOP in tough spot (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/5/11)
Video: MO budget director: Disaster funding insufficient (Kansas City Monitor, 7/5/11)
Nixon reserves additional $100M for disaster recovery (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/1/11)
Weather woes dim MO, KS economies (KC Metro Monitor, 7/1/11)

JUNE 2011

Missouri judge: Courts face money, political pressures (News-Leader, 6/30/11)
Commentary: Gov. Jay Nixon could stand to act like more of a Democrat (Columbia Missourian, 6/23/11)
Nixon sounds optimistic note on special session (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/23/11)
Lawmakers to study creation of Missouri health care exchange (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/23/11)
Missouri Legislature unlikely to raise taxes to pay for disasters (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/23/11)
Missouri eliminates film office, not film tax credits (Missouri News Horizon, 6/22/11)
MO House Speaker: Tax increases to pay for Missouri disaster recovery unlikely (St.Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/22/11)
Dog-breeders bill tug-o-war goes on (KC Metro News Monitor, 6/22/11)
Gov. Jay Nixon slows dangerous Republican voter suppression efforts with veto (Progressive Electorate, 6/21/11)
Rick Perry stumps for Kinder (PoliticMO, 6/21/11)
Nixon, at fundraiser, slams ‘right-wing extremists’ (KC Metro News Monitor, 6/20/11)
Decisions looming for MO Gov. Jay Nixon (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/20/11)
Nixon vetoes photo ID, amendment remains on 2012 statewide ballot (Ballot News, 6/20/11)
MO GOP pounds Nixon in new ad, says he’s ‘buried head in sand’ over economy (Prime Buzz, 6/20/11)
MO GOP targets Nixon on economy (PoliticMO, 6/20/11)
Perry to raise funds for Kinder (PoliticMO, 6/20/11)
Nixon, McCaskill blast ‘extremist’ on the right (PoliticMO, 6/20/11)
Nixon transforms into on-scene disaster commander, delays fundraisers and bill signing (Newser, 6/19/11)
Gov. Nixon ubiquitous as disaster commander (Forbes, 6/19/11)
Nixon vetoes photo ID requirement implementation (St. Louis Beacon, 6/18/11)
Fellow Democrats laud Nixon’s unusually feisty attack against ‘extremists’ (St. Louis Beacon, 6/18/11)
Nixon vetoes voter ID (Politico, 6/18/11)
Nixon vetoes voter ID legislation (PoliticMO, 6/17/11)
Nixon vetoes Voter ID bill (KC Metro News Monitor, 6/17/11)
Nixon vetoes voter ID and early-voting legislation (Kansas City Star, 6/17/11)
Lawmakers consider using ‘Rainy Day Fund’ for disaster recovery (Oakville Patch, 6/17/11)
Tornado clean up strains Missouri budget (CNN, 6/16/11)
Missouri jobless numbers remain flat in May (KC Metro News Monitor, 6/15/11)
Gov. Nixon cuts more than $50M from state budget for Joplin relief (KY3, 6/13/11)
Missouri among top states for freedom (KC Metro News Monitor, 6/13/11)
Commentary: Coalition fights large employer tax increase (KC Monitor, 6/11/11)
Nixon cuts millions from state budget (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/11/11)
Group launches to amplify progressive voice (PoliticMO, 6/8/11)
In Missouri, random acts of Peter Kinder (Politico, 6/7/11)
May revenue figures ‘concerning’ (Kansas City News Monitor, 6/3/11)
Nixon: Missouri economy is gaining momentum (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/2/11)

MAY 2011

Judge declares Missouri ethics law unconstitutional (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/31/11)

Kinder considers disaster concerns of seniors (PoliticMO, 5/30/11)
Editorial: Nixon should veto photo ID (St. Louis American, 5/26/11)
Kinder meets with long-term care facilities directors, assesses elderly care (Joplin Globe, 5/26/11)
Nixon, relies on faith, pledges to rebuild Joplin (PoliticMO, 5/25/11)
A  limited Legislature: Missouri lawmakers see impact of term limits (Columbia Daily Tribune, 5/22/11)
Suspect in Kinder car theft case waives preliminary hearing (Southeast Missourian, 5/22/11)

Video: Nixon discusses likelihood of a 2011 special session (KC Metro News Monitor, 5/21/11)
Governor won’t call for special session without consensus first (Ozarks First, 5/20/11)
MO senator seeks special session on nuclear plant (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/19/11)
Nasheed to ask Nixon for special session on local control of St. Louis police (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/19/11)
Power, politics and Aerotropolis (St. Louis American, 5/19/11)
Governor says Missouri’s economy is turning around (Ozarks First, 5/18/11)
Lots of talk, little action by MO lawmakers on education (St. Louis Beacon, 5/17/11)
Video: “Getting wise to Breitbart’s lies” – Missouri professors survive right-wing smear campaign by Andrew Breitbart (Democracy Now!, 5/17/11)
Health care compact bill on Nixon’s desk (KY3-TV, 5/16/11)
Editorial: Don’t waste money on a special MO Legislative session (Kansas City Star, 5/16/11)
Analysis: Nixon waits, medicates in MO legislation (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/15/11)
Chamber enjoys session’s success (Columbia Daily Tribune, 5/15/11)
Editorial: Missouri Legislature, governor, fail on job creation promise (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/15/11)
Renewal of tax helps budget (Columbia Daily Tribune, 5/14/11)
Tensions slow progress on last day of state session (News-Leader, 5/14/11)
Nixon downplays legislative scorekeeping (Columbia Daily Tribune, 5/14/11)
Editorial: MO lawmakers wrangled over dogs, the unemployed and designer license plates (Kansas City Star, 5/14/11)
Tax incentives unresolved in Missouri Legislature (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/13/11)
To everyone who cares about facts and/or higher education: This man wants to be your governor (Fired UP! Missouri, 5/13/11)
“This American Life” – with Gov. Jay Nixon? (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/13/11)
Legislature wobbling its way to the finish (Ozarks First, 5/13/11)
A Legislative wrap-up (St. Louis Beacon, 5/13/11)
MO lawmakers come up empty on development plan (Kansas City Star, 5/13/11)
MO Legislature avoiding big issues on last day (Ozarks First, 5/13/11)
Abortion restrictions pass Missouri Legislature (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/13/11)
Bill with stricter abortion limits goes to Nixon (Kansas City Star, 5/12/11)
Kinder’s grand birthday – Campaign gets $100K from two donors (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/12/11)
With veto-proof majorities, legislature passes new abortion restrictions (St. Louis Beacon, 5/12/11)
Opponents of photo ID bill call for Nixon veto, pledge legal challenge (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/11/11)
Nixon signs bill limiting farm lawsuits (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/11/11)
Editorial: To protect voters’ rights, Nixon should veto photo ID bill (Kansas City Star, 5/11/11)
Legislature completes work on voter ID bill (Columbia Daily Tribune, 5/10/11)
Kinder calls for ‘quick compromise’ on new nuclear power plant (PoliticMO, 5/10/11)
Kinder pressures House to avoid revising term limits (Ozarks First, 5/10/11)
Nuclear bill backers rally at Missouri Capitol (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/10/11)
Lawmakers put photo ID amendment on MO ballot (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/10/11)
City considers lawsuit over state action on firefighter residency (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/7/11)
Kinder’s campaign not official yet, but looking to hire (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/5/11)
Editorial: Voter ID limits constitutional right, should be vetoed (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/5/11)
Nixon vetoes discrimination bill (St. Louis American, 5/5/11)
Missouri House, senate reach budget agreement (Forbes, 5/4/11)
PPP: Nixon leads Kinder 48-34 (PoliticMO, 5/4/11)
Editorial: Missouri business lobby deserved governor’s smackdown (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/4/11)
Legislature overrides Nixon veto: new congressional map is law (PoliticMO, 5/4/11)
Missouri map set after state House overrides Nixon’s veto (Washington Post, 5/4/11)
MO House overrides Nixon’s map veto (National Journal, 5/4/11)
Between the Lines: All that work in Missouri, no map to Show-Me for it (Roll Call, 5/3/11)
Nixon has his cake with redistricting veto (National Journal, 5/2/11)
Nixon veto is small comfort to landowners fighting stinky factory (Kansas City Star, 5/2/11)
Nixon vetoes bill restricting lawsuits against industrial hog farms (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/2/11)
Opinion: Koster threads political needle (News-Leader, 5/1/11)

APRIL 2011

Commentary: Dreadful week raises questions about Peter Kinder’s political future (Kansas City Star, 4/30/11)
Nixon will veto Missouri map (Politico, 4/30/11)
Nixon vetoes congressional map (PoliticMO, 4/30/11)
Nixon vetoes Missouri’s GOP map (Roll Call, 4/30/11)
Jay Nixon vetoes employment discrimination bill (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/30/11)
State auditor to review Kinder’s reimbursement check (CBS St. Louis, 4/29/11)
Commentary: Peter Kinder irresponsibly sides with Breitbart (Kansas City Star, 4/29/11)
Nixon vetoes worker bias bill (Kansas City Star, 4/29/11)
Audio: Lawmakers wait to see what Gov. Nixon does with Congressional redistricting map (MissouriNet, 4/29/11)
Editorial: Factory farm protection act degrades Missouri’s Constitution (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/29/11)
Missouri Legislature passes new map, awaits Nixon’s next move (Roll Call, 4/28/11)
Missouri Senate passes proposal to change term limits (Kansas City Star, 4/28/11)
Auditor to review Kinder travel costs (PoliticMO, 4/28/11)
Editorial: Kinder’s moving target is ripe for independent audit (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/28/11)
House Dems call on Nixon to veto new congressional map (PoliticMO, 4/28/11)
MO auditor’s office to review Kinder’s travel (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/28/11)
Editorial: Missouri Republicans are failing to learn from history (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/27/11)
Nixon signs repeal of Missouri franchise tax (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/27/11)
Judge dismisses Kinder’s health care lawsuit (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/27/11)
Puppy-mill compromise is now law in Missouri (Kansas City Star, 4/27/11)
Businesses write to MO governor on discrimination (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/27/11)

Kinder pays $52,000 for hotel stays (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/26/11)
MO governor condemns discrimination law changes (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/26/11)
Nixon signs $85 million corporate tax cut (PoliticMO, 4/26/11)
Missouri lawmakers hope to resolve new map this week (Roll Call, 4/25/11)
Opinion: Federal delegation should stay out of redistricting (PoliticMO, 4/24/11)
MO House OKs another proposed redistricting map (Southeast Missourian, 4/22/11)
Congressional delegation wades into Missouri redistricting fight (KC Monitor, 4/20/11)
Compromise likely this week on congressional redistricting map (Ozarks First, 4/20/11)
Senate breaks redistricting logjam, sends maps to conference committee (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/20/11)
Kinder’s trip to KC included campaign event with Karl Rove (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/7/11)
Scrutiny of lieutenant governor’s hotel bills now includes stay in KC (Kansas City Star, 4/6/11)
DGA releases web ad, calls on Kinder to release documents (PoliticMO, 4/6/11)
Kinder wants to move the ‘nimbus’: Campaign will pay state $25K (PoliticMO, 4/6/11)
What’s up with Missouri? (National Journal, 4/6/11)
Audio: Redistricting map sent to House, could be debated today (MissouriNet, 4/6/11)
Kinder to use condo for St. Louis visits (Joplin Globe, 4/5/11)
State officials still racking up big bills (News-Leader, 4/5/11)
State House map protects Clay’s district (St. Louis American, 4/5/11)
Audio: Congressional boundaries taking shape (MissouriNet, 4/5/11)
Kinder’s campaign will repay state for St. Louis hotel bills (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/5/11)
Opinion: Missouri politicos travel troubles (Joplin Globe, 4/5/11)
Lt. Gov. blasts Post-Dispatch, paper stands by its story (CBS St. Louis, 4/4/11)
Editorial: Kinder-care: Who knew Missouri had an Official State Guest? (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/4/11)
Dems press Kinder to reimburse hotel costs (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/4/11)
Dems: Kinder should reimburse state for hotel bills (PoliticMO, 4/4/11)
GOP Lt. Gov who said ‘every dollar counts’ charged taxpayers with thousands in hotel bills (Talking Points Memo, 4/4/11)
Kinder spends time in St. Louis, courtesy of taxpayers (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/3/11)
Kinder defends $35K of taxpayer-funded lodging (PoliticMO, 4/3/11)
Commentary: Too much coverage on Kinder and not enough of McCaskill? (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/3/11)
Kinder defends St. Louis-area hotel bills (Kansas City Star, 4/3/11)
Editorial: Punishing the jobless (Joplin Globe, 4/3/11)
Jay Nixon urges action on education, job benefits (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/2/11)
Nixon blasts GOP Senators on jobless benefits (Kansas City Star, 4/1/11)
Editorial: Ideologues ruled in both Missouri and Kansas this week (Kansas City Star, 4/1/11)
Kinder: ‘For my enduring commitment to St. Louis…I make no apology’ (St. Louis Business Journal, 4/1/11)
Missouri alone in refusing federal jobless benefits (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/1/11)

MARCH 2011

Opinion: A petty move to ground Gov. Jay Nixon (Kansas City Star, 3/31/11)
Extended jobless aid, under fire by 4 in GOP, faces end (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/31/11)
Missouri halts extension of pay for unemployed (New York Times, 3/31/11)
Carnahan’s district vanishes in proposed MO redistricting map (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/31/11)
Audio: Senate congressional districts map out in a few days (Missourinet, 3/30/11)
First Missouri redistricting maps shown at hearing (Ozarks First, 3/30/11)
Sinquefield drops $115K into Kinder’s campaign account (Fired Up! Missouri, 3/30/11)
House eliminates Nixon travel money (Columbia Daily Tribune, 3/30/11)
Nixon urges respectful dialogue in politics, media (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/30/11)
Dems target state senators over unemployment insurance filibuster (PoliticMO, 3/30/11)
Nixon calls civil discourse a lost art (CBS St. Louis, 3/30/11)
Missouri seeks passed up high-speed rail funds (CBS St. Louis, 3/29/11)
Nixon wants Florida’s rejected rail money (Riverfront Times, 3/29/11)
Another ridiculous Kinder talking point falls apart (Fired UP! Missouri, 3/29/11)
Kinder’s one-day haul: Over $300K for campaign (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/28/11)


Missouri GOP takes to air to criticize Nixon flights (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/28/11)
Suspect in stabbing of community college official isn’t competent for trial (Kansas City Star, 2/28/11)
Missouri Republicans zero in on top Democrats and unions at Lincoln Days gathering (St. Louis Beacon, 2/26/11)
Nixon: Wisconsin labor fight ‘not the way we do it in Missouri’ (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/25/11)
Audio: Missouri House committee backs income tax repeal (KCUR, 2/24/11)
MO Governor touts proposed tax incentive changes (Bloomberg, 2/23/11)
MO House panel backs tax proposal on party-line vote (Bloomberg, 2/23/11)
House votes unanimously for Nixon’s complete travel transparency (Columbia Missourian, 2/23/11)
MO House panel adds scholarship funds (Columbia Daily Tribune, 2/22/11)
Nixon’s billing methods for staff, travel draw fire (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/22/11)
Editorial: The governor’s travel (Columbia Daily Tribune, 2/22/11)
Missouri lawmakers move to boost school funding (Kansas City Star, 2/22/11)
Gov. Nixon racks up about $400K in travel expenses over 2 years (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/21/11)
Interview: Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, past and present, Part 2 (PoliticMO, 2/21/11)
Redistricting takes center stage this week (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/21/11)
Missouri Senate considers moving 2012 primary back to March (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/21/11)
Kinder: official airplane reasonable for ‘necessary visits’ (PoliticMO, 2/20/11)
Nixon, Kinder spar over tax credits for low income housing (St. Louis P0st-Dispatch, 2/19/11)
Report offers details on Nixon’s travel expenses (Columbia Daily Tribune, 2/18/11)
Missouri House votes for local control of St. Louis police (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/18/11)
Interview: Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, heath care reform, Part 1 (PoliticMO, 2/17/11)
Editorial: The governor and the city (St. Louis American, 2/17/11)
In dispute over police control, state and local officials say what they really think about one another (St. Louis American, 2/17/11)
Opinion: State employees face tough times, sacrifices (Springfield News-Leader, 2/7/11)
Mizzou suffering from a generation of underfunding (Columbia Business Times, 2/4/11)
Missouri tax collections increase; governor releases transportation funds (Watchdog, 2/4/11)
Gov. Nixon should take a page from CA’s budget proposals (Show Me Daily, 2/3/11)


Once a strong supporter of sales tax hike, Kinder now refuses to endorse Sinquefield plan (Fired Up! Missouri, 1/31/11)

Audit of Missouri governor to include travel costs (Kansas City Star, 1/28/11)
Some MO Republicans want to reject federal education funds (Columbia Tribune, 1/28/11)
Senators question Nixon’s school finance plan (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/27/11)
Missouri colleges try to cap tuition increases (Bloomberg, 1/25/11)
Nixon outlines plan to expand A-Plus program (Kansas City Star, 1/24/11)
Analysis: MO. gov touts jobs, cuts state positions (Bloomberg, 1/24/11)
State’s budget in hands of legislators (Springfield News-Leader, 1/23/11)
Analysis: Nixon’s budget plan for Missouri ‘very, very creative’ (Kansas City Star, 1/23/11)
Missouri schools’ outlook cautiously optimistic (Joplin Globe, 1/22/11)
Missouri House Democrats’ rift with Nixon (The Source, 1/18/11)
Lawmakers try to stop the governor’s free flights (ConnectMidMissouri, 1/17/11)
MO lawmakers want balanced budget at State of the State address (KTTS, 1/17/11)
Lawmakers don’t want Nixon to bill agencies for flights (Kansas City Star, 1/17/11)
Fender-bender drives home seat belts’ importance to Nixon (Kansas City Star, 1/17/11)
Nixon lists his accomplishments (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/16/11)
Nixon talks about why he commuted Clay’s death sentence (MissouriNet, 1/14/11)
How Gov. Nixon can raise cigarette taxes without breaking his campaign promise (The Pitch, 1/13/11)
MO officials look to gain from IL tax increases (Bloomberg, 1/12/11)
Nixon’s decision on death penalty case out of character (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/12/11)
Nixon commutes sentence of Richard Clay (PoliticMO, 1/11/11)
Is Missouri ready to raise its very low cigarette tax? (Time, 1/11/11)
Analysis: Economy nixes Nixon’s campaign pledges (Bloomberg, 1/3/11)
Freshman-heavy, GOP-led Missouri Legislature has work cut out (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/3/11)
Both parties agree: Budget to dominate new legislative session (Kansas City Star, 1/1/11)
Larger Republican majorities boost hopes for tax overhaul (Joplin Globe, 1/1/11)
Editorial: A passel of problems requiring strong leadership (Kansas City Star, 1/1/11)

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