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2010 Economy & Jobs Stories
Newspaper Story - Nixon discusses his canceled trip to Taiwan and tactics for upcoming session.
Radio Story - Over Capacity in Emergency Shelters Force Women Into the Cold
Radio Story - For the second time in as many days, Missouri's governor refused to answer questions after he delayed a trade trip to Asia.
Newspaper Story - Obama's proposed compromise on the estate tax could generate more revenue for the state.
Radio Story - Estate tax, unemployment benefits could have second life
Radio Story - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's budget analyzed in budget meeting
Radio Story - This month 43,000 unemployed Missourians will lose their benefits.
Radio Story - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon plans trip to Taiwan and South Korea to trade Missouri's exports
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Gaming Commission unanimously selected Cape Girardeau and Isle of Capri to receive the state's sole gaming license.
Radio Story - Missouri Gaming Commission unanimously voted to award the final casino bid to Cape Gireadu and Isle of Capri
Radio Story - Casino proposals to be reviewed at Missouri Gaming Commission meeting on December 1st
Radio Story - The Missouri AFL - CIO says the National Salary Freeze for Federal Employees is a mistake.
Radio Story - The Tax Review Commission recommended a cut in the cap for the Historic Tax Credit program at Wednesday's review meeting.
Radio Story - Two votes to slash Missouri's historic tax credits failed Tuesday in a subcommitee of the broader Tax Credit Review Commission.
Radio Story - The Missouri State Capital along with four other cities has been selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to receive a federal grant to renovate.
Newspaper Story - The tax credit that helps recoup old buildings survived an amendment that would have reduced its budget $50 million.
Newspaper Story - Business and labor renew debate over "right to work" efforts for 2011
Radio Story - Missouri looks to borrowing money to cover unemployment payment obligations of business.
Radio Story - The Missouri Chamber of Commerce is on board with Right to Work legislation
Radio Story - Organized labor oppose Republican leaders' plans
Radio Story - The Missouri Labor Commission is considering bonding as a way to pay back debt due to unemployment funding.
Radio Story - Missouri Realtors look for Missourians to pass Amendment three, the ban of a property tansfer tax.
Radio Story - St. Louis is one of three seeking the final gaming commission bid
Radio Story - Kansas City Public Television hosted the first debate between Missouri U.S. Senate candidates Robin Carnahan and Roy Blunt.
Radio Story - The earnings Tax in St. Louis and Kansas City is part of the budget but how much does it really make up? Jamal Andress has more from the state capitol.
Radio Story - On November 2nd, Missourians will get the chance to make a property transfer tax unconstitutional.
Radio Story - A background feature on Proposition A that would restrict cities imposing earnings taxes.
Newspaper Story - Three years after the immigration raid that detained about two dozen illegal workers, Sam's Janitorial Services is back to cleaning state government buildings.
Radio Story - The company that was the focus of a federal illegal worker raid three years ago is back in business with the state, and a second business with the same address is about to start a state contract, too.
Newspaper Story - UM System President Gary Forsee said Thursday that maintaining a tuition freeze would
Radio Story - Missouri Digital News's Theo Keith interviews Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Robin Carnahan on the economy, trailing in the polls, and those pesky robo-calls.
Newspaper Story - A moderage agenda emerges from Claire McCaskill's concluding series of town hall meetings in Missouri.
Newspaper Story - The state auditor has released a report blasting two major tax credit programs just as the governor's tax credit reform commission gets underway.
Radio Story - Audit shows tax credit program falls victim to data errors and inflated forecasts.
Radio Story - The list of contestants for Missouri's final casino license is down to four, and two St. Louis area proposals are still in the running.
Radio Story - The Missouri Gaming Commission will choose a priority candidate for the state's up-for-grabs casino license by year's end.
Radio Story - Missouri's revenue rises in August, although tax collection is still down this fiscal year
Radio Story - A record 122,000 Missourians are investing in the state's college-savings plan.
Radio Story - A St. Louis-based Market Strategist gave advice on avioding the effects of a double-dip recession.
Radio Story - A Missouri judge will decide Friday if a law limiting the state's adult entertainment industry takes effect.
Newspaper Story - The 2010 legislative session wrapped up with house passage of ethics reform while Senate debated jobs
Radio Story - Gov. Jay Nixon spent another day pushing tax credits for businesses.
Newspaper Story - Overview of legislative progress on May 12, 2010
Newspaper Story - Revenue numbers improved slightly in April due in a large part to one particularly good day.
Radio Story - After over 2 months of preparing to cut the budget by half a billion dollars, the House and Senate passed the final budget bills
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers clear the state's education budgets.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Jay Nixon held a teleconference with higher education officials Tuesday to discuss the need for tax credit reform to help underfunded education institutions in Missouri.
Radio Story - Just days after the speaker of the House said he would not address tax credits this session, the state auditor said the program is creating major problems for Missouri.
Newspaper Story - The state auditor said Monday that Missouri tax credits will require more government controls and better fiscal projections.
Newspaper Story - The House gave first-round approval to an appropriations bill with an amendment that would restore $31 million in funding for Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.
Newspaper Story - Despite more than $400 million in cuts to Nixon's budget recommendation, the state's budget director says more cuts are likely needed.
Newspaper Story - Nixon is cutting an additional $45 million from Missouri's current fiscal year budget in the wake of plummeting state revenue
Newspaper Story - Speaker Ron Richard said he's not letting any economic development bill get passed his desk.
Radio Story - The senate passed a bill that creates a new retirement plan for new state employees.
Newspaper Story - New state employees would have to wait longer to retire and receive benefits
Newspaper Story - A bill advanced in the Senate on Monday that would reduce in home services for poorer Missourians, as the state looks to balance its budget.
Radio Story - The state Senate advanced a bill Monday that would cut some Medicaid services for Missouri seniors, but legislators emphasized the measure's cost-saving potential.
Newspaper Story - The Ellis Fischel Cancer Center has another chance to receive funding for its new cancer facility
Radio Story - Governor Nixon is under fire after saying part of a budget bill is unconstitutional
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Senate approved a package of bills to cut the size of state spending.
Newspaper Story - The Senate begins debating budget Wednesday
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate voted to require new state employee's to contribute to their own retirement system
Radio Story - Missouri's governor says he hasn't hidden anything from lawmakers or Missourians during the budget process.
Radio Story - Manufacturing Jobs Act will reward companies that create or keep Missouri jobs
Newspaper Story - MU officials have faith the tuition freeze plan will be upheld, despite a cut proposed Tuesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee
Radio Story - A Special Standing Committee on General Laws discussed a bill that would stop funding to the NFL if they continue to blackout broadcasts
Newspaper Story - Top priorities before Missouri's legislature remain unresolved in the final seven weeks of the session.
Newspaper Story - The House balanced the budget for next year by cutting education, social services and agriculture
Radio Story - Missouri's senators are working in small group with assigned topics to figure where they could decrease spending
Radio Story - The Senate work day panel on General government discussed mandated furloughs and a consolidated state health system.
Radio Story - 4 Senators spent the day evaluating ways to adjust tax structure
Newspaper Story - Senate work sessions aim to address budget cuts
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate received over 1500 e-mails in its campaign to cut spending in state government.
Newspaper Story - House Democrats are preparing a flurry of amendments to the budget as House debate on the budget begins.
Radio Story - In their second day of meetings, the House Budget Committee failed to make significant cuts in the fiscal year 2011 budget.
Newspaper Story - Belly dancers highlight a Census event at the Missouri Capitol on Monday.
Newspaper Story - House Budget Chairman Allen Icet, R-Wildwood, said Monday that a new revised revenue estimate for next year will likley not come in time for the House to adjust its budget numbers.
Newspaper Story - About 100 protesters gathered on the Capitol steps Thursday morning to criticize Republican state leaders and wealthy conservative businessman Rex Sinquefield.
Radio Story - Republican and Democratic Caucuses held press conferences to express priorities for the second half of session.
Radio Story - Gov. Nixon met with the Senate Republican Caucus to discuss more budget cuts
Radio Story - Republicans and Democrats sparred over the effectiveness of Gov. Nixon's closed-door budget negotiations.
Radio Story - In the process of cutting five percent from the state budget, the Department of Corrections would be forced to close 2 prisons.
Newspaper Story - A proposed bill would deduct $2 twice a month from the governor's paycheck to play the lottery, with potential winnings helping to shore up the budget.
Newspaper Story - An anticipated extension of federal stabilization funds budgeted by Gov. Jay Nixon for next year wasn't included in a U.S. Senate bill passed Monday.
Newspaper Story - A House appropriations committee rejects a call to trim five percent from the state's prison budget.
Radio Story - Universities cut-back in order to deal with tough economic times.
Radio Story - A House Jobs committee bill would give small businesses a tax credit for hiring teens during the summer.
Radio Story - Proposed lowering of the minimum wage brings heated debate to a senate hearing.
Radio Story - The House passes welfare recipient drug testing bill while the Senate holds one back.
Newspaper Story - Sen. Kurt Schaefer said money allocated to buy an historic Boonville bridge would be better spent on other rail projects across the state.
Newspaper Story - Icet sent a strongly worded response to U.S. Sen Claire McCaskill urging her to stay out of the Missouri budget process.
Newspaper Story - A bill would lift a ban that prohibits former drug users from using food stamps.
Radio Story - The use of force could be justified for caregivers in the case of self-defense.
Radio Story - The Missouri House passed an amendment clarifying motives of the Balanced Budget Resolution
Radio Story - With its most recent multi-million dollar investment at One City Center, the state Development Financing Board now owns three downtown St. Louis parking garages.
Newspaper Story - Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee are mixed about whether they should review tax credits as part of the appropriations process.
Radio Story - One week after the state Gaming Commission voted to strip the President riverboat casino of its gaming license, a Senate committee heard a bill Wednesday that its sponsor says would overturn the ruling.
Radio Story - Auto dealers push for tougher legislation on franchise laws but Senate suggests they take a different approach.
Newspaper Story - A letter sent by Higher Education Commissioner Robert Stein to Missouri's public college officials introducing possible cuts is a step in the right direction, said Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, but would be difficult to implement.
Radio Story - In a visit to the Missouri Capitol on Monday, the Chinese ambassador to the United States talked trade and Taiwan.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Nixon met with the Chinese ambassador to the U.S. on Monday to discuss making Missouri the hub of air cargo transport in the Midwest.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Senate and House have passed separate resolutions to disapprove the State Tax Commission's order to raise taxes on farmland.
Radio Story - Tax exemptions for seniors and charities are threatened by new sales tax.
Radio Story - What does Obama's stance on nuclear power mean for Missouri?
Radio Story - With farmers across the state struggling to make ends meet, the House passed a resolution rejecting new taxes for some farmland.
Radio Story - The state Gaming Commission has voted to sink the President Casino, a riverboat gambling center in St. Louis.
Radio Story - Education spokesperson says schools need more money than the state can afford.
Newspaper Story - The Joint Committee on Tax Policy called for a review of tax credit programs to determine the state's return on tax credits and the amount and type of credits still owed by the state.
Newspaper Story - The governor's plan to provide incentives to Missouri businesses received rave reviews from witnesses in a House hearing Wednesday.
Radio Story - Senator Rupp wants to repeal a bill he helped pass in 2007 because of negative effects.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Appropriations Committee reviewed Gov. Jay Nixon's budget recommendations, and several committee members raised concern about $300 million in funds that depends on federal legislation.
Radio Story - Governor Nixon's 2011 budget plans include a quarter-billion dollars in cuts, but Republicans say they're not enough. Theo Keith has more from Jefferson City.
Newspaper Story - Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder criticizes agricultural tax recommendation following State of the State
Radio Story - Governor Nixon's State of the State raised has some top Senators worried.
Newspaper Story - Legislators and business leaders offered mixed reactions to the governor's proposed tax incentives for some businesses.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Jay Nixon's top legislative priority is job growth, but his budget recommendation calls for 544 state job cuts
Radio Story - Missouri's top Republicans question some of Governor Nixon's goals and recommendations for the 2010 legislative session
Newspaper Story - Gov. Jay Nixon will lay out his budget and policy proposals for the 2010 legislative session.
Newspaper Story - The State Auditor said that a tax refund for businesses who file taxes on time cost Missouri $93 million in 2008 and should be repealed.
Newspaper Story - The state of Missouri borrowed $350 million from budget reserves to ease monthly cash-flow difficulties.
Radio Story - Ethics reform is one of the big issues for the upcoming legislative session, Senate Republican leadership said.
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