Missouri Senate confirms Department of Revenue director
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Senate has approved Gov. Jay Nixon's appointment of Nia Ray as director of the Missouri Department of Revenue.
Senators on Thursday confirmed Ray by a voice vote. She began working as director on Dec. 1.
Ray previously headed the Division of Employment Security within the state labor department. She also led the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center.
Nixon says Ray has brought extensive leadership experience and skills to the post.
Senators on Thursday also praised her as qualified and open to suggestions to improve department policies.