Reactions to Nixon's State of the State address

The conversation on Twitter about Gov. Jay Nixon’s State of the State Address commended education funding, favored increases in domestic violence and mental health funds and criticized campaign contribution caps.

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  1. Nixon began his speech with big plans for working together.
  2. Nixon announced a $150 million increase to education funding, including $34 million more allocated toward higher education in the next fiscal year. He also discussed extending the school year by six days, as Missouri has the fourth shortest school year in the country. 
  3. Nixon proposed expanding Medicaid to strengthen the state's economy, which could generate approximately 24,000 jobs. 
  4. Nixon proposed a 29 percent increase in funding for domestic violence, and an additional $10 million for mental health funding. Both received a positive bipartisan reaction.
  5. Some said Nixon's comments on re-instituting campaign contribution limits appeared hypocritical, due to his campaign fundraising. 
  6. Some Twitter users complimented Nixon's delivery and remarks, while others remain skeptical about where funding will come from. 
  7. Check out photos from inside the Capitol at tonight's address. The full transcripts of Nixon's remarks are available here.
  8. Gov. Jay Nixon spoke w/ reporters today ahead of the #MoSOTS. Speech at 7.
    Gov. Jay Nixon spoke w/ reporters today ahead of the #MoSOTS. Speech at 7.
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