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September 2010

MO receives $5.5 m in pharmaceutical company settlement
September 30, 2010 - Attorney General Chris Koster announced today that Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation will repay the Missouri Medicaid program $5.5 million as part of a national settlement.
Nat’l survey finds MO among top technology-savvy state governments
September 28, 2010 - National survey recognizes Missouri for using technology to make government smarter, more efficient.
New pharmacy database will help MO law enforcement fight methamphetamine
September 28, 2010 - Law enforcement officers, pharmacists to receive training this fall on using computerized system that will automatically block sales if buyers have already reached purchase limit of pseudoephedrine
Gov. Nixon addresses regional economic-planning meeting in Springfield
September 24, 2010 - Gov. Jay Nixon today asked for local insights and ideas to produce a comprehensive, statewide plan for Missouri's economic future.
Gov. Nixon addresses regional economic-planning meeting in Kansas City
September 24, 2010 - Gov. Jay Nixon today asked for local insights and ideas to produce a comprehensive, statewide plan for Missouri's economic future.
Gov. Nixon addresses regional economic-planning meeting in Kirksville
September 21, 2010 - Gov. Jay Nixon asks for local insights and ideas to produce a comprehensive, statewide plan for Missouri's economic future.
Dept of Revenue reviews contracts to work smarter, save taxpayers money
September 21, 2010 - Following Gov. Jay Nixon's call to make state government smarter and more efficient, the Missouri Department of Revenue is reviewing contracts and cutting costs.
Perry County to receive federal major disaster assistance
September 21, 2010 - Action means a total of 37 Missouri counties are now eligible for assistance in response to major disaster declaration for flooding and storms this summer.
Creation of 100 new jobs at aerospace parts manufacturer in Washington, MO
September 20, 2010 - Valent Aerostructures will also retain 120 Missouri jobs due to major expansion in Franklin County.
MoDOT keeps billions of pounds of waste from landfills
September 20, 2010 - MoDOT has recycled 3.56 billion pounds of industrial waste from mines, steel furnaces and power plants, as well as shingles and tires over the past five years.
School district taxpayers will save $4.2 m and $3 m in interest, thanks to qualified school construction bonds awarded by the state
September 17, 2010 - Gov. Nixon visits Maplewood Richmond Heights and Webster Groves school districts to detail construction projects financed by no-interest bonds
New federal broadband awards will spark additional $71 m investment in MO
September 13, 2010 - Sho-Me Technologies to build middle-mile network to expand broadband in 30 counties; Cass County to build last-mile network reaching 11,500 homes; Dept. of Higher Education to create public computing centers at seven community colleges.
More MO high school students take AP tests
September 13, 2010 - The state report for the Advanced Placement program and the SAT college-entry exams show that 14,022 high school students took at least one AP exam in 2009-10 – an increase of nearly 9 percent from the previous year.
State gives early look at school performance
September 13, 2010 - State education officials have released preliminary Annual Performance Reports, or APRs, for Missouri school districts, providing the earliest look to date at how districts are meeting annual state standards for academic performance.
OA saves MO millions by reducing statewide leasing contracts
September 10, 2010 - Between January 2009 and July 2010, the state has saved more than $3.2 million in leasing contracts through renegotiation of leases and consolidation. These efforts have reduced actual use of leased space by 128,000 square feet and the overall projected savings over the term of the leases is in excess of $4.9 million.
Residents and businesses in 9 MO counties eligible to receive low-interest disaster recovery loans
September 10, 2010 - U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest, disaster recovery loans will assist homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations with eligible losses in northeast and northwest Missouri.