Nixon outlining budget, policy priorities for Missouri

Monday, January 28, 2013 | 7:14 a.m. CST; updated 10:05 a.m. CST, Monday, January 28, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is preparing to outline his budget and policy vision for the state as he begins a second term in office.

The Democratic governor is scheduled to deliver the annual State of the State address Monday evening to a joint session of the House and Senate. He also is to release details of a state budget plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1.


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Nixon has already said his budget will include a proposed expansion of Medicaid health care coverage for low-income adults and more funding for college scholarships and early childhood programs.

House Speaker Tim Jones is to deliver a Republican response following Nixon's speech.

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