Tweets: Missouri Prepares to Hear Nixon's 2014 Priorities

4 years 3 months 18 hours ago Tuesday, January 21 2014 Jan 21, 2014 Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:06:00 PM CST January 21, 2014 in News
By: Nick Thompson, KOMU 8 Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon will deliver the 2014 State of the State address on Tuesday night, and in the speech the two-term Democrat is expected to explain why an economic recovery is momentum for new investment in state government.

Nixon will introduce his proposal for the 2015 budget year, a year in which the economy is expected to deliver the largest increase in tax revenue since the 2008 budget year.

Nixon will highlight new opportunities for spending on K-12 education and higher education, and will push education as an economic development tool.

Missouri implemented its current school funding system during the 2006-2007 school year, but in the 2014 budget year lawmakers appropriated $600 million fewer toward K-12 education than the formula calls for.

Nixon would like to fully fund the education formula before he leaves office.

Nixon will also call for an expansion of Medicaid as called for under President Barack Obama's health care law to provide for the health of 300,000 low-income Missourians. Nixon also called for an expansion last year but Republican leaders opposed the plan, saying it would enroll more recipients into a broken government program.

Nixon showed his Twitter followers his final preparation regiment Tuesday afternoon.

Republican House Speaker Tim Jones will deliver the Republican response to Nixon's speech shortly after the governor wraps up. The honor often goes to Republicans with statewide ambitions. Jones is planning a run for the Attorney General's Office in 2016.

Nixon will likely address the issue of economic development incentives in his speech. In his 2013 State of the State address, Nixon called for the legislature to reign in what the state can give out in tax credits to businesses and developers. In last month's special session aimed at attracting Boeing, Nixon cut a deal with several Republican senators who threatened to filibuster the plan if it did not come with broader economic development reforms. One Columbia Republican tweeted he hopes the governor is as involved with the legislature during the regular session this spring as he was during the special session.

In the speech, Gov. Nixon may address new Republican proposals to cut taxes. Last May, Nixon vetoed House Bill 253, a business and personal income tax cut bill. Republicans would like to correct mistakes with last year's proposal. Carl Bearden, a leader in the United for Missouri PAC, tweeted Nixon's spending aims will not grow the economy the way a tax cut would.

The governor will deliver the State of the State address at 7 p.m. KOMU 8 News will stream the speech live on KOMU.com and will air live reports on KOMU 8 News First at Five and on KOMU 8 News at 6, 9 and 10.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Students at Rock Bridge High School will be attending prom this weekend, and for the first time ever,... More >>
12 minutes ago Monday, April 23 2018 Apr 23, 2018 Monday, April 23, 2018 4:13:00 PM CDT April 23, 2018 in Continuous News
JOPLIN - An EF-5 tornado struck the city of Joplin on May 22, 2011. The next day Jeff Neal, a... More >>
56 minutes ago Monday, April 23 2018 Apr 23, 2018 Monday, April 23, 2018 3:29:00 PM CDT April 23, 2018 in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY – Lawmakers in Missouri added a $3 million dollar line to the Attorney General’s budget for sexual assault... More >>
2 hours ago Monday, April 23 2018 Apr 23, 2018 Monday, April 23, 2018 2:11:00 PM CDT April 23, 2018 in News
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local):... More >>
3 hours ago Monday, April 23 2018 Apr 23, 2018 Monday, April 23, 2018 1:22:00 PM CDT April 23, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - When it comes to losing weight, many of us start with looking at our diet. Are we eating... More >>
4 hours ago Monday, April 23 2018 Apr 23, 2018 Monday, April 23, 2018 12:21:00 PM CDT April 23, 2018 in Weekly Wellness
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens say they will seek to disqualify prosecutors in the... More >>
4 hours ago Monday, April 23 2018 Apr 23, 2018 Monday, April 23, 2018 11:37:40 AM CDT April 23, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Only one week old, Molly was outside in the snow and sleet. She was found in a... More >>
5 hours ago Monday, April 23 2018 Apr 23, 2018 Monday, April 23, 2018 11:14:00 AM CDT April 23, 2018 in News
SEDALIA (AP) — A former volunteer at a small Missouri museum has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars' worth... More >>
5 hours ago Monday, April 23 2018 Apr 23, 2018 Monday, April 23, 2018 11:04:00 AM CDT April 23, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA -Bullets hit a Columbia residence early Sunday morning while five people were inside. It happened just after 4... More >>
6 hours ago Monday, April 23 2018 Apr 23, 2018 Monday, April 23, 2018 9:59:00 AM CDT April 23, 2018 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from a man who committed robbery and other... More >>
6 hours ago Monday, April 23 2018 Apr 23, 2018 Monday, April 23, 2018 9:44:25 AM CDT April 23, 2018 in News
MEXICO, Mo. – Approximately one year after President Trump took office, the lives of DACA recipients hang in the balance.... More >>
20 hours ago Sunday, April 22 2018 Apr 22, 2018 Sunday, April 22, 2018 7:35:00 PM CDT April 22, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The official weather station on MU's Campus at Sanborn Field is “completely destroyed” after a vandalism incident either... More >>
20 hours ago Sunday, April 22 2018 Apr 22, 2018 Sunday, April 22, 2018 7:29:00 PM CDT April 22, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Aldi on Green Meadows Road remains closed Monday after heavy flames billowed right behind store as a fire... More >>
22 hours ago Sunday, April 22 2018 Apr 22, 2018 Sunday, April 22, 2018 5:48:00 PM CDT April 22, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Missouri National Education Association held a rally on Friday commemorating the 19th anniversary of the Columbine... More >>
22 hours ago Sunday, April 22 2018 Apr 22, 2018 Sunday, April 22, 2018 5:38:00 PM CDT April 22, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Area Earth Day Festival featured local vendors, food trucks and live music Sunday. The festival... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, April 22 2018 Apr 22, 2018 Sunday, April 22, 2018 4:20:00 PM CDT April 22, 2018 in News
BOONVILLE - An electronic music festival by the name "Boonphoria" has attendees wondering if the event was just a money... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, April 22 2018 Apr 22, 2018 Sunday, April 22, 2018 3:49:00 PM CDT April 22, 2018 in News
ELDON - Flags are at half staff all throughout Miller County, as residents honor the life of Deputy Casey Shoemate.... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, April 22 2018 Apr 22, 2018 Sunday, April 22, 2018 3:39:00 PM CDT April 22, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A local organization sought to raise awareness about renewable energy by having people exert some. Renew Missouri,... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, April 22 2018 Apr 22, 2018 Sunday, April 22, 2018 6:31:00 AM CDT April 22, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 72°
5pm 69°
6pm 66°
7pm 66°
8pm 63°