- Missouri State University's student paper reports Governor Nixon has withdrawn an appointment to the school's Board of Governors made by former Gov. Matt Blunt.
- Kansas City fee offices are the next ones going up for competitive bid.
- The Governor has also halted a public safety radio plan, designed to spend tens of millions of dollars to improve the radio system used by emergency. The contract, worth more than $80 million dollars, had been awarded to Motorola, but Nixon's team says it's part of their review of all state contracts.
FROM THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE:
"Gov. Jay Nixon today directed the Office of Administration to review all existing long-term contracts and those long-term contracts now in the bidding process as part of his plan to increase efficiency in state government. The review may result in the cancellation or delay of contracts deemed either to be unnecessary at this time or not economically beneficial to taxpayers."
ALSO: NIXON TO TALK HIGHER ED WEDNESDAY
A release from the Governor's office says Nixon will hold events at universities in Columbia, St. Louis and Kansas City to announce a "major policy agreement to keep higher education affordable and accessible for Missouri students during these difficult economic times."