Gov.Nixon Here Today

Gov. Jay Nixon will be in Kirksville this afternoon. The governor will visit Rider Drug to discuss the local impact of the $200 million tax increase on prescription drugs included in House Bill 253, which he vetoed last month. That’s at 2:45 p.m.

Then the Governor and his wife Georganne will visit Thousand Hills State Park to discuss the 100 Missouri Miles Challenge, an initiative that encourages Missourians to hike, cycle, walk, paddle or roll 100 miles as a way to get fit and enjoy Missouri’s outdoors. That happens at 5 p.m.