Missouri using gas from landfills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon inaugurated a renewable energy project that uses the biodegradation processes in landfills to generate electricity.

Nixon: 'Missourians needlessly at risk'

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Missouri officials allowed people to swim for two weeks this spring in waters known to be tainted with E. coli bacteria, Gov. Jay Nixon said.

Clemency sought for death row prisoner

ST. LOUIS, June 4 (UPI) -- Activists say convicted killer Reginald Clemons should not be executed for the killings of two University of Missouri-St. Louis students.

Missouri prisoner set to be executed

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 17 (UPI) -- Dennis Skillicorn is to be put to death Wednesday in Missouri, making him the first man the state has executed since 2005, officials said.

Mo., Ill., Ky. clean up after storms

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., May 9 (UPI) -- Residents of Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky were cleaning up Saturday after a squall line of intense thunderstorms left four dead, officials said.

Nixon set to win Missouri governor's race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Jay Nixon is become Missouri's next governor, after serving as the Show-Me State's longtime attorney general, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported Tuesday.
Poll: Missouri AG Nixon has big gov. lead

Poll: Missouri AG Nixon has big gov. lead

ST. LOUIS, July 14 (UPI) -- Democratic Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon has a commanding lead in the race to choose the state's next governor, a poll indicated Monday.

Missouri AG: Tobacco settlement squandered

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 16 (UPI) -- Missouri is not using its share of tobacco settlement money for anti-smoking programs, state Attorney General Jay Nixon said Wednesday.

Judge refuses to block river water release

ST. LOUIS, March 26 (UPI) -- Missouri officials have lost a court fight in which they tried to block release of water from an upstream Missouri River dam to help an endangered sturgeon.

Charity director told to pay restitution

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A Missouri court has ordered a director of a charity that falsely claimed to raise money for spinal cord research to pay $5,000 restitution.

Miley Cyrus tickets cause frenzy

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Parents are up in arms regarding the frenzy over tickets to see Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus in concert this fall.

Missouri tries to root out junk mail

ST. LOUIS, June 24 (UPI) -- Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon has implemented an operation intended to prevent senior citizens from being scammed through junk mail.

Missouri to sue over reservoir breach

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt wants criminal charges or civil cases brought against electric utility AmerenUE for a breach at the Taum Sauk reservoir last month.

Mo. gas stations fined for price gouging

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Nine Missouri gas stations have agreed to pay $6,750 in fines to settle complaints of price gouging after Hurricane Katrina hit the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Racist hurricane relief Web sites sued

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon is suing to close nearly a dozen hurricane relief Web sites that may be taking funds that will never help storm victims.
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Jay Nixon
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon works with the new hands-on E-sponder electronic mapping device during a tour of the St. Louis City Emergency Management Agency in St. Louis on July 12, 2009. The emergency office has been opened and manned 24 hours a day due to the 2009 Major League Baseball All Star Game to be played at Busch Stadium on July 14. U.S. President Obama is expected to attend. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Jefferson City, Missouri

Jeremiah Wilson "Jay" Nixon (born February 13, 1956) is the 55th and current Governor of the U.S. state of Missouri. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as Missouri's Attorney General before his election in 2008. Nixon holds both an undergraduate degree and a law degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia.

He made his first bid for statewide office in 1988, an unsuccessful effort to oust incumbent U.S. Senator John Danforth. Nixon was defeated by Danforth, winning 32% of the vote compared to Danforth's 68%. Nixon was first elected as Missouri's Attorney General on November 3, 1992, on a platform of fighting crime, cleaning up government corruption, and protecting consumers and the environment. Nixon followed William L. Webster as Attorney General. The 1992 race for Attorney General between Nixon and former State House Minority Leader David Steelman was especially heated; however Nixon beat Steelman 51% to 45%, with an unusually high 4% of the votes going to the Libertarian Party candidate.

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