Brian R. Hook

Schweich defends suing Nixon, wants editorial retraction

By   /  August 30, 2011  /  Missouri, News  /  No Comments

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich called a news conference to defend his lawsuit against the governor and to ask for a retraction, along with an apology, from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for an editorial he called dishonest.

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Tax credit redemptions drop 10.6 percent in Missouri

By   /  August 29, 2011  /  Missouri, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

Economic incentives are set to be the main focus of the upcoming special session after tax credit reform failed to pass earlier this year. But even before lawmakers return to Jefferson City, tax credit redemptions are decreasing.

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Missouri may hit debt-driven ‘tipping point’ in 2032

By   /  August 29, 2011  /  Missouri, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

When including pension fund liabilities as well as projected growth in health care costs, Missouri could reach a debt-driven “tipping point” in 2032,¬†according to a new report on the financial outlook for the nation’s states.

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Nixon tours Missouri to promote special session

By   /  August 26, 2011  /  Missouri, WatchBlog  /  1 Comment

In an effort to garner support for what he characterizes as a bipartisan jobs package, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is traveling around the state to promote the upcoming special session scheduled for the day after Labor Day.

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Koster agrees with appeals court ruling on health care

By   /  August 12, 2011  /  Missouri, WatchBlog  /  1 Comment

Out of 37 states that filed briefs regarding the federal health care law, Missouri is the only state in the country to file a brief consistent with the appeals court’s decision, according to Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster.

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Missouri to pay $1.5 million to Joplin School District

By   /  August 11, 2011  /  Missouri, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

To ensure that schools in Joplin have enough money to operate, to finance debt, and to avoid a property tax increase following tornado damage earlier this year, Missouri plans to pay the school district $1.5 million.

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