The money would go to the Utilicare program, which provides home weatherization and utility assistance funds to low-income families.
Competitive bidding for license offices began Tuesday for six offices in Missouri, included the Columbia location. According to Gov. Nixon, the fee offices netted $2.7 million in processing fees last year.
Gov. Nixon's administration has started the bid process for six of the state's privately run license offices. The offices were previously awarded to political supporters.
Senators were urged by AmerenUE to repeal a voter-approved law that bans the increase of utility rates before plants are built.
The current limit for E. coli bacteria for 20,000 miles of water where people swim is more than twice the EPA-recommended level.
The media threatened to boycott the governor's first news conference if they had to leave their cell phones outside.
The decision strikes down a 2005 change in state law that prohibited participation in a psersonal care program by people who have mental disabilities.
Although he tried to focus on the economy, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's first gubernatorial news conference got sidetracked by his staff's efforts to ban reporter cell phones.
A Tuesday morning fire swept through the rural Caroll County home before firefighters arrived.
The state Supreme Court upheld a ruling that the nurses from St. Louis were forced off the job by unfair labor practices.
Renee Pernice, 35, has been missing since Jan. 2.
As many as 3,000 blind Missouri pensioners could benefit from the ruling. For some, it could mean an increase from a check of $609 a month to about $1,000 a month.
Former Rep. Neal St. Onge had landed the job in December, when he was co-chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight.
The vet from Branson, who lost both legs in Iraq when his Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb, was scheduled to receive a free house from Homes for Our Troops.
While revenues were down for the year, December's take was up 1.5 percent, the first full month after voters repealed the state's loss limit.
In his first speech as governor, Nixon called for an end to partisan politics in Jefferson City as the state faces historic economical and unemployment challenges.
After the governor's short inaugural address, Nixon's supporters were treated to a tour of the Governor's Mansion and a potluck dinner.
After serving as Missouri's attorney general for 16 years, Nixon took the oath of office to become governor.
Residents in De Sota, a town about 40 miles southwest of St. Louis, spoke favorably of the hometown boy who is now Missouri's governor.