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      Nixon taps lawyer for Missouri Conservation Commission

      Tim Dollar has been appointed to the Missouri Conservation Commission.

      An attorney from western Missouri has been named to the Missouri Conservation Commission.

      Governor Jay Nixon on Friday appointed Tim Dollar, a Democrat from Blue Springs, to the state commission responsible for managing, conserving, and regulating wildlife and forestry resources. Dollar is a partner in the Kansas City law firm Dollar, Burns, & Becker. He also serves as a special assistant prosecutor for capital litigation for the Jackson County Prosecutor.

      The governor's office said Dollar hunts and fishes and owns land in mid-Missouri that he uses for management and investing in quail, deer, turkey, and other wildlife, as well as in wildlife habitat.

      Dollar replaces Democrat Becky Plattner, who lost in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor in 2008 and 2012. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.