News Feed /news-rss News Feed Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:32:27 +0000 en-us Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson to Launch Buy Missouri Program Next Week Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:16:52 +0000 10-19-17 – Press Release – Buy MO Announcement The post Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson to Launch Buy Missouri Program Next Week appeared first on Missouri Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Gov. Greitens Appoints Jalilah Otto as Circuit Judge for Jackson County 6f91a778-de8e-41c4-b6a3-236868cd0834 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:30:00 +0000 Gov. Eric Greitens has appointed Jalilah Otto of Kansas City as Circuit Court Judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit, which covers Jackson County.  The position became vacant due to the retirement of the Honorable Robert M. Schieber. Monthly Memo 10-2017 15301 at Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:02:46 +0000 Memo Date: October, 2017School Finance Memo:  sf-October2017.pdfTopic: Foundation Payment CalculationState Adequacy TargetSmall Schools GrantAuditAttendanceTransfersMinimum SalaryTransportation Aid CalculationNon-Conforming Van UseEditorial Section: Financial and Administrative Services Governor Greitens Appoints Joe Don McGaugh as Associate Circuit Judge for Carroll County 08d7c3f4-67d9-4959-9625-57e0629a2df9 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000 Governor Eric Greitens has appointed Joe Don McGaugh, of Carrollton, as Associate Circuit Judge for Carroll County.  He will replace the Honorable Kevin Walden, whom Governor Greitens appointed to the Circuit Court. Joe Don McGaugh has been a State Representative for the 39th District since 2012, where he has served parts of Carroll, Chariton, and Ray Counties.  He is also the principal attorney of his law office, McGaugh Law Offices LLC.  Before starting his own law firm, Representative McGaugh was the City Attorney and City Prosecutor for Carrollton.      Auditor Galloway completes closeout audit of Attorney General's office 4261 at Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:46:09 +0000 October 19, 2017Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released a closeout audit of the Missouri Attorney General's Office. The audit covers finances and procedures for the previous administration, up to the transition of the new official into office. The audit includes recommendations related to the development and implementation of a new case management system. Planning for the new comprehensive system began in 2013. The audit found the project lacked a formal budget and did not adequately track all the costs related the new system. Attorney General Hawley Announces $120 Million Multistate Settlement with General Motors Company Over Defective Ignition Switches urn:uuid:ed0ec114-ad6b-6a5c-bcc3-ff000082a1ac Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:55:56 +0000 Jefferson City, MO – Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced a $120 million multistate settlement with General Motors Company (“GM”) over allegations GM concealed safety issues regarding ignition-switch-related defects in GM vehicles. The settlement, reached between the attorneys general of 49 states, the District of Columbia, and GM, concludes a multistate investigation into the auto manufacturer’s failure to timely disclose known safety defects associated with unintended key-rotation-related and/or ignition-switch-related issues in several models and model years of GM vehicles. In 2014, GM issued seven vehicle recalls in response to unintended key-rotation-related and/or ignition-switch-related issues, which affected over 9 million vehicles in the U.S. The recalls involved a defective ignition switch that, under certain conditions, could move out of the “Run” position to the “Accessory” or “Off” position. If this occurs, the driver experiences a loss of electrical systems, including power steering and power brakes. If a collision occurs while the ignition switch is in the “Accessory” or “Off” position, the vehicle’s safety airbags may also fail to deploy, increasing the risk of serious injury or death in certain types of crashes in which the airbag was otherwise designed to deploy. As the states alleged, certain employees of GM and General Motors Corporation (which went through bankruptcy in 2009), knew as early as 2004 that the ignition switch posed a safety defect. However, despite this knowledge, the states alleged, GM continued to market the reliability and safety of its motor vehicles which were equipped with the defective ignition switch. The states alleged that these actions were unfair and deceptive and that the automaker’s actions violated state consumer protection laws, including Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act. “Conduct that puts the safety of Missourians at risk will not be tolerated,” Hawley said. “My Office will hold manufacturers accountable for the representations they make.” Under a consent judgment, GM shall: Not represent that a motor vehicle is “safe” unless they have complied with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety standards applicable to the motor vehicle at issue. Not represent that certified pre-owned vehicles that GM advertises are safe, have been repaired for safety issues, or have been subject to rigorous inspection, unless such vehicles are not subject to any open recalls relating to safety or have been repaired pursuant to such a recall. Instruct its dealers that all applicable recall repairs must be completed before any GM motor vehicle sold in the U.S. and included in a recall is eligible for certification and, if there is a recall on any certified pre-owned vehicle sold in the U.S., the required repair must be completed before the vehicle is delivered to a customer. GM also agreed to pay the participating attorneys general a total of $120 Million, of which Missouri’s share is approximately $2 million. In addition to Missouri, the multistate group—led by Ohio, South Carolina, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas—includes  Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.   Westchester Elementary students reject mock legislation to eliminate recess Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:34:19 +0000 An attempt to eliminate recess in the Westchester Elementary School was unanimously defeated today in the Missouri Capitol, by a legislative committee made up of members of its 4th grade class. The class held a mock hearing on the proposal, giving its students a chance to learn more about how the legislative process works. The … Continue reading "Westchester Elementary students reject mock legislation to eliminate recess" Missouri submits innovative proposal to win Amazon headquarters 7721 at Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:41:29 +0000 October 19, 2017 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—Today the State of Missouri announced its proposal to support Kansas City and St. Louis in their efforts to win the competition for Amazon’s second headquarters. Sen. Dave Schatz’s Column for Oct. 19 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:27:01 +0000 In 2009, the Missouri General Assembly passed legislation stating Missouri would not comply with the new federal – REAL ID law. Missouri is one of MDC assigns new conservation agent for Maries County 253541 at Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:04:32 +0000 Senator Gina Walsh’s 2017 Fall Capitol Report Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:41:38 +0000 Starting Nov. 1, you can log in to, fill out an application and enroll in a 2018 Marketplace health plan. Enroll by Dec. 15, 2017, MDC offers Beginner’s Birding class at Rockwoods Reservation Oct. 21 253310 at Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:16:39 +0000 Department seeks public comment on proposed changes to Water Quality Standards Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:00:00 +0000 Gov. Greitens Appoints Christian County Auditor 4930daee-db0d-45ef-9105-ac5f86d893f9 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:45:00 +0000 Gov. Eric R. Greitens today appointed Amy Dent, of Nixa, as the new Christian County Auditor. Amy Dent currently serves as the Deputy Auditor of Christian County. Dent has served as a financial crimes legal assistant with the Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. She is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Automated Technology Company, LLC plans to create 130 new jobs in Joplin 7711 at Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:09:42 +0000 October 18, 2017 JOPLIN, Mo.—Today the Missouri Department of Economic Development announced that Automated Technology Company (ATC), a startup who works in building automation, has cut the ribbon on its new location in Joplin and has plans to create 130 new jobs.