JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) —Governor Jay Nixon is making a trip to Detroit for an auto show that will feature a new Missouri-made product.
Nixon plans to be on hand Sunday when the new GMC Canyon is unveiled at the North American International Auto Show. The small pickup truck will be assembled at a General Motors plant in Wentzville.
Nixon also plans to attend a Monday news conference with officials from Ford Motor Co. before returning to Missouri later in the day.
The governor's office says Nixon's schedule will include business meetings with leaders at automotive manufacturers and suppliers that already are expanding in Missouri or are considering doing so.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced appointments to eight boards and commissions today and among the appointees are three St. Louisans. Democrat Joseph Hunt has been named to the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority. The authority oversees financing, design and construction of the St. Louis domed stadium/convention center expansion and administers annual Preservation Funding. The Governor has appointed a pair of Republicans to serve on the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners. John King of St. Louis and John Maupin of Creve Coeur will serve on the board which conducts all public elections in St. Louis County.
Allen Nicklasson has been executed for killing a good Samaritan who stopped to help him and his friends after their car had broken down in 1994. Nicklasson was convicted of shooting Excelsior Springs businessman Richard Drummond twice in the head.
Missouri corrections officials carried out Nicklasson's sentence shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the state and overturned a lower court stay. The 41 year old was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m. Wednesday at the state prison in Bonne Terre.
After denying a clemency plea, Governor Jay Nixon issued a statement saying, "the brutality of this crime is unquestioned." And that a jury had decided it warranted the state's most serious punishment. Nixon said his decision "upholds the jury's action."
The execution is Missouri's second in three weeks and the second since Missouri began using the execution drug, pentobarbital.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon chose a monument to the space race manufacturing boon as a backdrop to sign into law a $1.7 billion tax incentive package to lure aerospace giant Boeing to the state.
The governor endorsed the tax breaks for production of the company's 777X jetliner Tuesday morning at a bill signing ceremony at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in St. Louis' Forest Park.
More than 100 civic and business leaders joined Nixon, hours before Boeing's self-imposed deadline for offers from eager local and state governments across the country. The presumed manufacturing site is on the edge of Lambert St. Louis International Airport.
The tax credits are worth up to $150 million annually over 23 years if Boeing meets its target of 8,000 new jobs.