Category Archives: STATE

Briggs Smith Memorial Airport Pursuing Runway Reconstruction Project for 2020

Written on October 17, 2018 at 2:58 pm, by

With deteriorating surface conditions on the existing runway, a new landing surface has become a top priority for the Briggs Smith Memorial Airport west of Memphis. The City of Memphis is currently working to secure federal funding that would allow the construction of a new runway at the facility, possibly as soon as 2020. Through […]

DeMarce Honored by Supreme Court Chief Justice With Exceptional Service to Justice Award

Written on October 17, 2018 at 2:43 pm, by

While Judge Karl DeMarce’s service to the community as the Associate Circuit Court Judge will not come to a close until the end of the year, the legal profession took an opportunity a few weeks ago to send off their soon retiring colleague with a special honor. DeMarce received the first Exceptional Service to Justice […]

Governor Parson Announces Emergency Water, Hay Access for Farmers

Written on August 24, 2018 at 1:40 pm, by

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – On August 20th, in response to worsening drought conditions throughout the state, Governor Parson announced the availability of water for family farms at 28 Department of Conservation areas and five Department of Natural Resources state parks. Governor Parson also announced the creation of a lottery for farmers interested in haying, free of […]

Ashcroft Announces Free Workshops for Intermediate-Level Genealogists

Written on July 17, 2018 at 5:26 pm, by

Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft today announced the locations and dates of seven public genealogy workshops intended for intermediate-level family historians already possessing a basic understanding of genealogical research sources and methods. These offerings will occur at the following locations in the late summer and fall of 2018: Hannibal, Wednesday, Aug. […]

State Fire Marshal Urges Caution With Fireworks As July Fourth Holiday Approaches  

Written on June 28, 2018 at 9:04 am, by

JEFFERSON CITY – Ask Missourians for examples of potentially dangers fireworks and sparklers would not rank high on the list. But sparklers – which burn at over 1,200 degrees and are often handled by children – are one of the leading causes of fireworks injuries and are strong reminder of the dangers consumer fireworks can […]

Treasurer Schmitt: State Investments In Missouri Small Businesses And Agricultural Operations On The Rise

Written on June 28, 2018 at 9:03 am, by

 State Treasurer Eric Schmitt today announced he has approved over $41 million of new investments in Missouri-based small businesses and agricultural operations since launching his Missouri FIRST initiative in March. In the same time frame, over 70 new Missouri FIRST applications have been approved and eight new banks have applied to become participating lenders in […]

State Treasurer Launches Annual Effort to Find Owners of $1 Billion Worth of Unclaimed Property in Missouri 

Written on June 21, 2018 at 10:52 am, by

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Starting this week, the names of more than 100,000 Missourians who have Unclaimed Property will be listed in over 100 publications across the state of Missouri. State Treasurer Eric Schmitt today announced the start of this annual effort to reconnect Missourians with their Unclaimed Property, which gets turned over to his office […]

Redmon Report – 5-14-18

Written on May 15, 2018 at 4:45 pm, by

Budget This week was a huge week in the budget process. After the Senate and the House budget committees met in a conference committee, the budget was taken to the floor of both chambers and finally passed and truly agreed upon, meaning the budget is almost finished. The conference committee for the budget met on […]

Redmon Report

Written on May 8, 2018 at 2:05 pm, by

Legislation This week I made a lot of progress on many of my bills. At this stage in the process, it is difficult to pass bills with only two weeks left in the session, and so we began putting our bills on as amendments to other bills in order to get them passed. This week […]

Members of House Leadership Call for Resignation of Governor Eric Greitens 

Written on April 26, 2018 at 8:59 am, by

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Speaker Todd Richardson, House Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr, and House Majority Floor Leader Rob Vescovo issued the following statement calling for Gov. Eric Greitens to resign from office: “At the outset of this process, we said the governor needed to be forthright and accountable for his actions. After thoughtful consideration of […]