Tag Archives: Governor Jay Nixon

County Still Awaiting Word on Disaster Declaration

On Wednesday, the Scotland County Commission said it can wait no longer. The Commission ordered the replacement of a culvert on County Road #861.  The site is awaiting approval for FEMA disaster assistance, but the commission deemed the road issue to be too dangerous to wait any longer. Several major storm-related repairs have remained on […]

Override Failure Hits Missouri Dairy Hard

  Chesterfield, MO — Missouri’s dairy farmers are very disappointed today in how close the Missouri General Assembly came to an override of Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of HB 1326 and SB 506 which contained the “Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act of 2014.” “Despite the Missouri Senate passing the override by a 24-7 vote, the override […]

Governor Makes Local Announcement of Plan to Add 300,000 to Medicaid

With changes looming in the healthcare industry as the result of the federal Affordable Care Act, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, on January 31st, announced plans to provide health care coverage for an additional estimated 300,000 Missourians. During a media event held at Kirksville Regional Economic Development Inc., Nixon and a panel of area experts discussed […]

Governor Requests Agriculture Disaster Designation For State

USDA drought assessments showed 114 Missouri counties meet disaster threshold due to the ongoing drought. JEFFERSON CITY – On July 10th, Governor Jay Nixon requested that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack designate 114 counties in Missouri as primary agricultural disaster areas. The designation would permit assistance from the USDA’s Farm Service Agency to farmers […]