News Feed /news-rss News Feed Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:16:48 +0000 en-us MDC donates archery equipment to St. Louis County police for youth archery program 309375 at Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:06:21 +0000 Missouri High Schools Challenged to Drive Safe and Buckle Up Winners of the 2018 'It Only Takes One' campaign announced Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:29:00 +0000 Sen. Dave Schatz’s Column for April 19, 2018 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:22:37 +0000 It was another busy week in Jefferson City. Numerous bills and proposals continue to be discussed and debated, yet there is still much work to AG Hawley Lauds Prompt Passage of Sunshine Law Legislation in Missouri House urn:uuid:6b1ac414-ad6b-6a5c-bcc3-ff000082a1ac Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:07:43 +0000 Jefferson City, Mo. (April 19, 2018) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today applauded the House for approving vital legislation that offers commonsense measures to update and improve Missouri Sunshine and Records-retention laws. “Transparency in our government is an essential part of democracy—and my Office must have the tools to ensure our Sunshine and records-retention laws are followed,” Hawley said. “This legislation will better empower my Office to investigate Sunshine Law complaints and strengthen the penalties for violations. My thanks to Reps. David Gregory and Jean Evans for their hard work on this. I encourage the Senate to continue its important work and pass this legislation swiftly.” Specifics of the legislation include authorizing the Attorney General’s Office to issue investigative subpoenas in the course of its public-records investigations, establishing a transparency division within the Attorney General’s Office that would prevent potential conflicts of interest, and establishing new remedies for violations of Chapter 109. The legislation still requires final approval by the Senate. Fake Veterinarian Consents to Findings in $4.7 Million Cattle Fraud Scheme; Securities Division Issues Orders Against Springfield Man, iPractice Inc. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:59:00 +0000 For immediate release:                  April 19, 2018 Contact:                                          Maura Browning, Communications Director, (573) 526-0949 Fake Veterinarian Consents to Findings in $4.7 Million Cattle Fraud Scheme; Securities Division Issues Orders Against Springfield Man, iP The Missouri Senate Minute for April 19: HB 2044 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:29:46 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators discuss House Bill 2044, a measure that relates to public employee pensions. The proposal has been set aside for future consideration. This Date in Missouri Senate History: April 19, 1878 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:01:09 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews April 19, 1878, the day the first telephone exchange was established in Missouri. This feature report Washington State Park hosts public meeting May 3 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:00:00 +0000 The Missouri Senate Minute for April 18: SB 982 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:55:30 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators give first-round approval to Senate Bill 982, a measure that seeks to enact provisions relating to payments for health care services. Auditor Galloway meets with petitioners at start of citizen-requested De Soto School District audit 4856 at Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:32:08 +0000 April 18, 2018DESOTO, Mo (April 18, 2018) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has announced her office has begun an audit of the De Soto Public School District #73 in Jefferson County. Residents of the district requested the audit through the petition process, and Auditor Galloway met with some petitioners today to hear more about their concerns. Join efforts to ‘Bash Trash’ at Cape La Croix Creek this Saturday 309356 at Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:33:06 +0000 Missouri Director of Economic Development Rob Dixon Joins Missouri Hyperloop Coalition 8386 at Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:05:26 +0000 April 18, 2018MISSOURI – Today, the Missouri Hyperloop Coalition, a public-private partnership dedicated to promoting the construction of a Hyperloop route linking Kansas City, Columbia, and St. Louis along the I-70 corridor, announced that State Director of Economic Development Rob Dixon had joined the group. DED releases March 2018 Jobs Report 8381 at Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:03:31 +0000 April 18, 2018 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—Missouri’s unemployment rate edged down to 3.6 percent in March, while payroll employment grew by 3,100 jobs.  The unemployment rate is down a tenth of a point from February, equaling the rate that prevailed from July through November of 2017. The last time the rate was lower than 3.6 percent was July 2000.  Sen. Gary Romine Receives Education Award Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:11:09 +0000   Senator Gary Romine 3rd Senatorial District Capitol Building, Rm. 429 Jefferson City, MO 65101 For Immediate Release: April 18, 2018 Contact: Karen Jacquin (573) Missouri Senate Approves Corporate Tax Reform Proposal Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:59:01 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Senate approved a proposal aiming to reform the state’s corporate tax code. Senate Bill 674 lowers the corporate tax rate