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Jay Nixon on Budget & Economy

Missouri Democratic Governor


Missouri has earned its triple-A credit rating

The national recession hit Missouri hard. But after losing jobs back in 2008 and 2009, we turned the corner in 2010, and are poised for job growth this year. We will continue to be aggressive and relentless, fighting every day for every job. And we'll continue to be aggressive and relentless in making government smarter and more efficient.

We've kept our fiscal house in order with prudent financial controls, rigorous cost reductions, and smarter, more efficient government. That's earned Missouri a Triple-A credit rating--the best you can get--from all three rating agencies. We're one of the few states in the nation that can make that claim. It's a big vote of confidence in our state, and saves taxpayers millions of dollars a year in interest. Compare that to what's going on in other states. Texas has a $15 billion deficit; Kansas; and Illinois just raised personal and corporate income taxes. Now look at our state. Fiscal responsibility is a value we share here in the Show-Me State.

Source: 2011 Missouri State of the State Address , Jan 19, 2011

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MO Senatorial:
Claire McCaskill

Gubernatorial Debates 2015:
KY: Conway(D) vs.Bevin(R)
LA: Vitter(R) vs.Dardenne(R) vs.Edwards(D)
MS: Bryant(R) vs.Slater(D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2016:
DE: Bonini(D) vs.Carney(R)
IN: Pence(R) vs.Gregg(D)
MO: Hanaway(R) vs.Brunner(R)
MT: Bullock(D) vs.Perea(R)
NC: McCrory(R) vs.Cooper(D) vs.Spaulding(D)
ND: Dalrymple(R) vs.Heitkamp(D) vs.Pomeroy(D)
NH: Hassan(D) vs.Bradley(R)
OR: Brown(D)
UT: Herbert(R) vs.Matheson(D)
VT: Shumlin(D)
WA: Inslee(D) vs.Bryant(R)
WV: Kessler(R) vs.Cole(D)
Newly-elected governors (first seated in Jan. 2015):
AK-I: Bill Walker
AR-R: Asa Hutchinson
AZ-R: Doug Ducey
IL-R: Bruce Rauner
MA-R: Charlie Baker
MD-R: Larry Hogan
NE-R: Pete Ricketts
OR-D: Kate Brown
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

Lame ducks 2015-16:
DE-D: Jack Markell
(term-limited 2016)
KY-D: Steve Beshear
(term-limited 2015)
LA-R: Bobby Jindal
(term-limited 2015)
MO-D: Jay Nixon
(term-limited 2016)
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
(retiring 2016)
WV-D: Earl Ray Tomblin
(term-limited 2016)
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