Gov. Nixon Outlines Special Session

8 years 5 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, August 31 2011 Aug 31, 2011 Wednesday, August 31, 2011 9:42:00 AM CDT August 31, 2011 in News
By: Blake Hanson
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JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Nixon told reporters Wednesday, he expects the special session will last less than two weeks.

When asked if the special session would be complete in two weeks, the Governor offered the following response:

"You know, you'd like to get it done in that timeframe, just the cost to the taxpayers, plus the need to continue to work together towards getting economic solutions and creating jobs and careers here in the Show-Me-State," said Gov. Nixon.

On the agenda for the special session are multiple jobs bills. The Governor has also stressed the importance of rewarding Missouri exports by means of tax credits.

Gov. Nixon sat down in his office with select members of the press corps to discuss the session. The Governor has spent the last couple days touted how active his administration has been. 

During the meeting, Gov. Nixon also addressed the possibility of Missouri losing disaster funding due to reallocation to Irene. The Governor said he is sending FEMA Director Craig Fugate a letter asking him to clarify what sort of money could be delayed.

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