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Missouri Public Defender’s Office Is So Understaffed It Assigned A Case To The Governor

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics

Missouri’s public criminal defense system is overburdened ― it’s ranked 49th in the nation, the state public defender’s office budget has been...

Why The Rams’ Situation Should Scare Every Single NFL Fan

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.03.2017 | Sports

The recent breakup between St. Louis and the Rams is a classic example of an unrequited love -- the city did everything it could to sway its team to s...

What You Need to Know About the Missouri Equal Pay E.O.

Wendy Doyle | Posted 12.18.2016 | Women
Wendy Doyle

At our 2015 Annual Luncheon, Governor Jay Nixon signed equal pay Executive Order 15-09. An executive order (E.O.) is a policy or regulation issued by the Governor, which has the force of law. E.O. 15-09 promotes gender pay equity in the workplace by directing state agencies and encouraging private sector organizations to use best practice guidelines to identify and address gender wage gaps within their organization.

How This Missouri Mega-Donor Is Making His Pet Projects Part Of The 2016 Elections

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amid troubles back home over how to close a $765 million deficit, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback traveled across the border earlier this year...

New Report On Ferguson Is Most Thorough Yet

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- After seven months of research, public meetings and battling ridicule, a commission tasked with helping the St. Louis region released its...

A Comprehensive Master Plan For Addressing Racial Inequality

The St. Louis American | Sara Bondioli | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics

This story was originally published by The St. Louis American. Those quoted terms were included in Gov. Jay Nixon’s initial executive order that es...

Kansas City May Allow Voters To Decide On $15 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics

Kansas City, Missouri, voters may be able to decide this November whether to raise the city's minimum wage to $15, but the proposal faces challenges f...

Man Who Was Serving Life In Prison For Marijuana To Be Set Free

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

Jeff Mizanskey, a 61-year-old Missouri man who was serving life in prison for nonviolent marijuana offenses, will be set free in a matter of days, his...

Missouri's Governor: Lessons From Ferguson

Aspen Institute | Posted 08.06.2016 | Crime
Aspen Institute

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon describes lessons learned in his state after the death of Michael Brown and the protests that followed. One year later, Nixon discusses the importance of peaceful protest, the ubiquity of cameras and the law enforcement changes made in Ferguson and throughout his state.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Vetoes Right-To-Work Bill

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo. June 4 (Reuters) - Calling the legislation harmful to the middle class, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a bill ...

Missouri Senate Overrides Veto Of Welfare Restrictions Bill

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

The Missouri Senate voted on Monday to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill that severely restricts welfare eligibility, potentially cutting benef...

No Work, No Justice

Areva Martin | Posted 02.07.2015 | Black Voices
Areva Martin

While everyone has their eyes on the U.S. Department of Justice with hopes it will launch federal civil rights actions against Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo, the two police officers involved in the Brown and Garner matters, it's actually equally important for us to focus on local politics. It's there that the power for change lies.

Broken Systems Created #Ferguson. Educating People Can Help Fix It.

Kate Casas | Posted 02.04.2015 | Education
Kate Casas

How do we fulfill our responsibility to this generation of children so that they can realize sooner than I did that our systems are broken and that it is everyone's responsibility to fix them?

Everyone But Us

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Dr. David J. Leonard

The efforts to deny the innocence of Brown and other black victims, in the name of preserving the innocence of the likes of Darren Wilson, of white America, and the nation as a whole is commonplace.

Black, Male, Mad As Hell

Kelsey Minor | Posted 01.29.2015 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

We must listen to each other and we must be willing to hear the difference within each other and seek common ground. We must stop the finger pointing because it gets us nowhere. If we want the change we seek we must all be willing to have and open and honest conversation.

How Robert McCulloch Indicted Himself

Will Bunch | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Will Bunch

I don't think the fate of Darren Wilson as a human being really means anything to the ruling class. At the end of the day, people like Bob McCulloch aren't protecting Wilson so much as the system that he stood for.

Sam Stein

Governor Nixon Ups National Guard Presence In Ferguson | Sam Stein | Posted 11.27.2014 | Politics

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) said Tuesday that he will significantly increase the presence of National Guard troops in Ferguson following the episodes ...

Amanda Terkel

Rudy Giuliani Says White Cops Needed To Stop Black People From Shooting Each Other | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) on Sunday criticized what he described as lopsided coverage of the situation in Ferguson, M...

Samantha Lachman

Dem Governors Struggle To Overcome Opposition As Obama Embraces Executive Powers | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The six Democratic governors who face GOP-controlled state legislatures may be slightly jealous of President Barack Obama's ability to d...

Ryan J. Reilly

Ferguson Police Arrest Demonstrators In Confrontation | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Police officers arrested at least three demonstrators Thursday evening after a protest temporarily blocked traffic. After warning...

The United States of Emergency

Broderick Greer | Posted 01.20.2015 | Religion
Broderick Greer

In declaring a state of emergency in Missouri before any actual announcement by the Ferguson grand jury, Gov. Jay Nixon is shedding a valuable light on what happens when a culture of fearful white supremacy can't tolerate dissent, disorder, or difference.

Double Justice in Missouri

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 01.19.2015 | Black Voices
Diann Rust-Tierney

For the second time in two months, Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri approved the execution of an African American man sentenced to die by an all-white jury. But Missouri and this governor have absolutely no moral authority to execute anyone.

Ryan J. Reilly

Meet The Teach For America Official Charged With Bringing Change To Ferguson And Beyond | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) on Tuesday announced the 16 members of the Ferguson Commission, which was established to address issues o...

New Commission To Examine Inequity In Ferguson

Reuters | Scott Malone | Posted 11.19.2014 | Black Voices

ST. LOUIS, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Missouri's governor on Tuesday named 16 members to a panel charged with making recommendations to fix social and economi...

Governor Nixon's (More Honest) Declaration of a State of Emergency

Rebecca Wanzo | Posted 01.18.2015 | Black Voices
Rebecca Wanzo

WHEREAS, despite the clear chicanery of the St. Louis County judicial system, protesters persist with hope for justice instead of fatalism...