Posts Tagged 'State government'

Alas, Gov. Nixon gives SWMO a nod

Matt Wagner, SBJ ReporterI was starting to wonder if Gov. Jay Nixon had forgotten about southwest Missour-ah … or is it Missour-ee? Either way, the governor hasn’t tapped this part of the state for many appointments since he took office two months ago.

That changed this week.

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McClure leaves Division of Finance

Matt Wagner, SBJ ReporterEric McClure, a Rogersville resident who was appointed Missouri Division of Finance commissioner by former Gov. Bob Holden in January 2003, has left his post after six years, but my efforts to find out more about his departure have come up empty.

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Gov. Nixon Tours EMSI Office in Springfield

Matt Wagner, SBJ ReporterAt a stop today in Springfield, Gov. Jay Nixon said green-building consulting firm EMSI Inc. represents the type of “next-generation jobs” Missouri needs, although the governor was unable to name any area businesses that would likely benefit from his Show-Me Jobs Initiative.

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Hiring illegal workers

Matt Wagner, SBJ ReporterGov. Matt Blunt is taking aim at “unscrupulous employers” who illegally employ undocumented workers in Missouri, according to a news release issued by his office.

While in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Blunt signed a memorandum of agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to create the Gateway Task Force, a group of federal and state law enforcement officials who will target crime and problems associated with illegal immigration.

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