Mike Jones, Senior policy advisor to St. Louis County Executive Charlie A. Dooley, has been nominated to the Missouri state Board of Education.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced his nomination via press release today.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says proposals to replace the state's income tax with an expanded sales tax is the wrong way to go.
Nixon spoke Wednesday to members of The Associated Press and the Missouri Press Association at their annual Capitol media event.
Nixon says the tax proposals would require raising the sales tax and levying it on purchases that currently are not subject to that tax. He says that is not smart.
The Missouri House has passed a bill that would place diseases contracted on the job under the state's workers' compensation system.
Currently, workers who've contracted illnesses such as Black Lung disease and Mesothelioma are ineligible to receive workers' comp benefits, but they can can sue their employers in circuit court.
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