Category Archives: STATE

Sandra Karsten Appointed as First Female Superintendent of Missouri State Highway Patrol 

Written on February 10, 2017 at 11:26 am, by

On February 1st, Governor Eric Greitens announced that Lt. Col. Sandra Karsten will be his pick for the Superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. She will be the first female to take the top post in the state’s history. The announcement was made at the Highway Patrol headquarters, addressing the 104th Class of Recruits. […]

Auditor Galloway Finds Local Governments Fail To Meet Basic Finance Transparency Law

Written on February 10, 2017 at 11:25 am, by

Report shows 44% of cities, town and villages did not meet long-standing reporting requirement JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (Jan. 30, 2017) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today issued her office’s monthly report on local governments who failed to meet financial reporting laws. Out of the 333 local governments with financial reports due last month, 44% failed […]

Northeast Missouri Continues to Improve Services to Citizens with Developmental Disabilities

Written on February 10, 2017 at 11:00 am, by

DMH Blue Ribbon Award recognizes communities connecting individuals with disabilities to employment services   JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Kirksville area of the Central Missouri region received a Blue Ribbon Award on February 1st from the Department of Mental Health (DMH).  The service area includes Adair, Clark, Grundy, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Mercer, Putnam, Schuyler, […]

Secretary Ashcroft Appoints Brandon Alexander as Co-Director of Elections Division 

Written on February 7, 2017 at 10:37 am, by

Jefferson City, MO — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced the appointments of Brandon Alexander (R) and Chrissy Peters (D) as Co-Directors of the Elections Division. As the State’s Chief Election Official, Ashcroft is committed to restoring confidence in Missouri’s elections, and these appointments signal a strong step in reestablishing relationships with local election authorities. […]

Lake Show-Me to Receive Upgrades As Part of New Municipal Agreement With Conservation Department

Written on January 12, 2017 at 2:45 pm, by

A new 25-year cooperative management agreement between the Missouri Department of Conservation and the City of Memphis will come with several improvements at Lake Show-Me. The two entities will renew a quarter-century deal to govern the 225 acre impoundment that serves at the main water source for the city as well as a top recreational […]

National Adoption Month Reminds Missourians That More Than 1,500 Children Are in Need of  Family

Written on November 30, 2016 at 3:49 pm, by

November is National Adoption Month and approximately 1,500 children and youth in Missouri are waiting for a forever home with a loving family.  Every day, the Department of Social Services, Children’s Division and the Missouri Heart Gallery work to raise awareness of the youth and children in foster care who deserve a family they can […]

BATTLE OF THE BUTTS – Pair of Amendments Compete for Funding from Proposed Cigarette Tax Hikes

Written on November 1, 2016 at 9:40 am, by

On November 8th, Missouri voters will decide not one, but two ballot issues seeking to raise sales taxes on tobacco products, a confusing scenario that may ultimately have the competing measures vying for the highest vote total to determine which law prevails if both are approved. Of course that is far from a foregone conclusion, […]

Missouri Voters to Decide Future of Sales Tax for State Parks, Soil and Water Conservation

Written on October 25, 2016 at 2:19 pm, by

Ever since 1984, 0.1 percent of sales made in Missouri has gone to fund state parks and soil and water conservation efforts in the Missouri in the form of a special sales tax. On November 8th, voters across the state will once again decide the future of the sales tax. Originating in a 1984 state […]

Amendment 2 Places Campaign Finance Limits Back on Missouri Ballots

Written on October 25, 2016 at 1:53 pm, by

At a time when voters are being bombarded by political ads and campaign propaganda seemingly non-stop, Missouri voters will be deciding if they want to try and place a damper on it with Constitutional Amendment 2, which is proposing campaign contribution limits for state and judicial offices. If approved by voters, Amendment 2 would implement […]

Rep. Craig Redmon Recognized by Missouri Farm Bureau as a “Friend of Agriculture” 

Written on September 8, 2016 at 8:54 am, by

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –The state’s largest agriculture organization recently presented state Rep. Craig Redmon with a 2016 Friend of Agriculture Award. The Missouri Farm Bureau presented Rep. Redmon with the award on September 1 at the annual meeting of the Adair/Schuyler County Farm Bureau. The Missouri Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture Award is presented each […]