News Feed /news-rss News Feed Thu, 25 Apr 2019 00:14:51 +0000 en-us Sen. Crawford Named Legislator of the Year Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:37:37 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Sandy Crawford, R-Buffalo, has been named this year’s “Legislator of the Year” by the Missouri Association of Public Administrators (MAPA). Former Kansas City Royal Chris Young Visits Capitol to Support Sports Betting Framework Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:27:26 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY – Former Kansas City Royal Chris Young, who is now Major League Baseball’s vice president of on-field operations, initiatives and strategy, joined State The Missouri Senate Minute for April 24: Medicaid Reimbursements Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:12:16 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators give first-round approval to Senate Bill 29, a measure that seeks to extend the sunset on certain health care provider reimbursement Auditor Galloway provides update on ongoing audit of the City of St. Louis 5851 at Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:45:42 +0000 April 24, 2019JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (April 24, 2019) -- Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today said her office has audit work ongoing in several departments and offices as part of the comprehensive audit of the City of St. Louis. Audits underway include the Department of Public Safety, Office of the Comptroller, Department of Personnel, Treasurer's Office and St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE).   Governor Parson Requests Federal Disaster Declaration in Response to Flooding 1566 at Wed, 24 Apr 2019 09:38:17 +0000 Governor Parson Requests Federal Disaster Declaration in Response to Flooding thurme Wed, 04/24/2019 - 09:38 April 24, 2019 Jefferson City Governor Mike Parson today requested that President Donald Trump approve a major disaster declaration for Missouri to provide federal assistance to a total of 13 counties in response to devastating flooding that began March 11. The Governor said he expects the request to be expanded to include additional counties once floodwaters recede and full damage assessments can be conducted.  “Working in strong coordination, our local, state, and federal assessment teams have documented widespread and devastating damage as a result of the flooding. It has now been well over a month after the flooding began, and some areas still can’t be accessed,” Governor Parson said. “I am confident federal assistance will be forthcoming, and I greatly appreciate all the work that’s already being done by our faith-based and volunteer responders to help communities recover. Our state team and all our partners are committed to ensuring Missouri families, businesses, and communities rebuild.” Governor Parson said the joint Preliminary Damage Assessments, conducted by the State Emergency Management Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and local officials, had already estimated $25 million in damage to infrastructure and emergency response costs eligible for federal assistance. Governor Parson is requesting Public Assistance for 13 Missouri counties, so local governments and qualifying nonprofit agencies may seek federal assistance for reimbursement of emergency response and recovery costs, including repair and replacement costs for damaged roads, bridges, and other public infrastructure. Those counties are Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Carroll, Chariton, Holt, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Platte, Ray, and Ste. Genevieve.  Governor Parson is requesting Individual Assistance for five Missouri counties, so eligible residents can seek federal assistance with temporary housing, housing repairs, replacement of damaged belongings, vehicles and other qualifying expenses as a result of the flooding. Those counties are Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt, and Platte.  The Governor is also requesting that the U.S. Small Business Administration assist businesses, homeowners, and renters in these counties with low-interest loans. Those affected by the flooding are encouraged to continue documenting losses by photographing damage and retaining all receipts. On March 21, Governor Parson declared a state of emergency in response to worsening conditions along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers as a result of excessive rainfall, releases from upstream reservoirs, and snow melt. On March 29, the Governor signed an executive order giving the Department of Natural Resources discretionary authority to temporarily waive or suspend rules or regulations in support of flooding response and recovery. On April 3, Governor Parson, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, and Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA to identify regional solutions for recovery and levee repairs along the Missouri River. On Friday, the Governor will again meet with the Iowa and Nebraska Governors for a follow-up meeting with the Corps.   Missouri DECA Students Take Career Development Skills to International Competition 20596 at Wed, 24 Apr 2019 08:51:23 +0000 More than 400 Missouri high school students have a chance to become international champions in problem-solving, real-world workplace events as they compete at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Fla., April 26-May 1. This Date in Missouri Senate History: April 24, 1931 Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:01:47 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews April 24, 1931, the day a Missouri Senate bill was signed into law that created the Governor Parson Requests Federal Disaster Declaration in Response to Flooding Tue, 23 Apr 2019 19:00:00 +0000 Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls’ Legislative Column for the Week of April 23, 2019 Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:35:35 +0000 The Missouri Senate is quickly approaching the final weeks of the 2019 legislative session, which ends on Friday, May 17. Recently, several of my sponsored Video: Missouri Sen. Dan Hegeman Presents Senate Concurrent Resolution 24 in Committee Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:19:51 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, presents Senate Concurrent Resolution 24 to the Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee on Tuesday, MDC invites public to learn about warblers May 2 and 4 in Springfield 314779 at Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:35:16 +0000 MDC invites public to learn about fly fishing May 11 near Branson 314776 at Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:17:07 +0000 Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer’s Legislative Column for April 23, 2019 Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:21:36 +0000 Counting Down the Weeks Legislative activity continues in Jefferson City as the General Assembly begins the final weeks of the 2019 session. A number of The Missouri Senate Minute for April 23: One Month Remains Tue, 23 Apr 2019 11:40:15 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — There is only one month left in the 2019 legislative session. Lawmakers have a May 10 deadline to finish the state budget, and Location Correction: MDC and urban fishing partners hosting multiple family fishing festivals April-June to celebrate 50th anniversary 314774 at Tue, 23 Apr 2019 10:38:02 +0000