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President Barack Obama walks with Gov. Jay Nixon, right, and FEMA Director William Craig Fugate, left, as they view damage a week after the May 22, 2011, tornado devastated Joplin.

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Gov. Nixon to join President Obama in Warrensburg

Gov. Jay Nixon is joining President Barack Obama during his upcoming visit to the University of Central Missouri.

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Mo. disasters cost $36M; far less than expected

Confronted by a spate of natural disasters, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon cut funding for education and stockpiled tax revenues two years ago while committing $150 million to respond to the deadly Joplin tornado and widespread flooding. As it turns out, most of that money never was spent — nor needed — for disaster aid.

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