MO.gov News Feed: Governor /news-rss?filter=governor MO.gov News Feed: Governor Sat, 26 May 2018 13:53:21 +0000 en-us Governor Greitens Signs SCR 49 https://governor.mo.gov/news/archive/governor-greitens-signs-scr-49 4fd029d7-9d9a-4623-9507-61bced22f512 Thu, 24 May 2018 15:45:00 +0000 Today, Governor Eric Greitens signed SCR 49, which moves the referendum on a Freedom to Work law from the November general election to the August primary ballot. Statement from Governor Eric Greitens: “Missouri is open for business. With strong conservative reforms like Freedom to Work, we’ve been able to help create more jobs and higher pay. Today, the unemployment rate in the state of Missouri is the lowest that it has been in seventeen years. In August, voters will have the opportunity to keep Missouri’s momentum going and help us win even more quality jobs.” Governor Greitens Makes Three Appointments to Boards and Commissions https://governor.mo.gov/news/archive/governor-greitens-makes-three-appointments-boards-and-commissions f2740d9b-9de9-4bb3-96a7-a3298611491b Fri, 18 May 2018 08:45:00 +0000 Governor Eric Greitens made three appointments to Boards and Commissions. Clark Corogenes, of Kansas City, was appointed to the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Corogenes is employed by The Whole Person as an Independent Living Advocate for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in ministry from MidAmerica Nazarene University and associate’s degrees from Johnson County Community College. Governor Greitens Announces Biodiesel Funds to be Released https://governor.mo.gov/news/archive/governor-greitens-announces-biodiesel-funds-be-released 80c8f29d-d1da-4fc7-9c43-15d8c0ddff60 Wed, 16 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000 Thursday, Governor Eric Greitens will be speaking at the Carnahan Memorial Garden in Jefferson City to announce the release of new funds for Missouri’s Biodiesel program. The state will be releasing the $4 million restriction on Biodiesel for Missouri Biodiesel producers and $65,000 for the Office of the Military Advocate. “We’re proud to fight for Missouri’s often-forgotten rural communities and farmers,” said Governor Eric Greitens. “These long-promised funds will help farmers and workers in rural communities across the state.”  Governor Greitens Appoints Thomas McCarthy as Associate Circuit Court Judge for St. Louis City https://governor.mo.gov/news/archive/governor-greitens-appoints-thomas-mccarthy-associate-circuit-court-judge-st-louis-city 8ce990e7-ddf6-4f29-9fc0-b777a1e5129c Tue, 15 May 2018 17:00:00 +0000 Governor Eric Greitens has appointed Thomas A. McCarthy, of St. Louis, as Associate Circuit Court Judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit, which covers the City of St. Louis.  He will replace the Honorable Scott Millikan, whom Governor Greitens appointed to the circuit bench last month. Missouri State Parks seeks to recruit and hire more veterans https://governor.mo.gov/news/archive/missouri-state-parks-seeks-recruit-and-hire-more-veterans cbd81ef8-56ee-49de-9b50-e9b2b8c9f4d1 Mon, 14 May 2018 15:30:00 +0000 Missouri State Parks has launched a new website designed especially for recruiting military veterans for positions within the state parks system. This new site is a significant step forward in a continued initiative by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to recruit and hire more veterans, starting with its Division of State Parks.  Governor Greitens Signs HB 2015 https://governor.mo.gov/news/archive/governor-greitens-signs-hb-2015 0f80f534-1edd-4ccd-a286-55724b3e48e5 Wed, 09 May 2018 16:15:00 +0000 Today, Governor Eric Greitens signed HB 2015, a supplemental budget bill to ensure that the Department of Economic Development has adequate authority to award community development block grants. These grants fund public infrastructure, housing, and other economic development projects. $10,000,000 in funding was allocated in this bill. Governor Greitens Appoints Clifford Thornburg as Chariton County Prosecutor https://governor.mo.gov/news/archive/governor-greitens-appoints-clifford-thornburg-chariton-county-prosecutor c4ebe569-4fff-44db-ae82-779669e25975 Wed, 09 May 2018 12:45:00 +0000 Governor Eric Greitens has appointed Clifford “Cliff” Thornburg, of Salisbury, as the Chariton County Prosecuting Attorney.  Thornburg is the attorney for the Ninth Circuit Juvenile Office, which covers Chariton, Linn, and Sullivan Counties.  Thornburg is also the principal attorney of his law office in Salisbury.  Thornburg will succeed Robert W. Wheeler, who passed away last month. Governor Greitens Reappoints Victor Callahan to State Tax Commission https://governor.mo.gov/news/archive/governor-greitens-reappoints-victor-callahan-state-tax-commission f2ad7a95-639a-4e0b-9ec7-fef6130a64e9 Wed, 09 May 2018 09:00:00 +0000 Today, Governor Eric Greitens reappointed Victor Callahan, of Independence, to the State Tax Commission. Callahan served in the Missouri State Senate from 2003 to 2013. He was unanimously elected as Floor Leader to the Missouri State Senate Democrats in November 2008 and November 2010. Senator Callahan served as a member of numerous Senate committees, including Administration, Gubernatorial Appointments, and Small Business, and as chair of the Progress and Development Committee.  Governor Greitens Appoints Joseph Whyte as Circuit Court Judge for St. Louis City https://governor.mo.gov/news/archive/governor-greitens-appoints-joseph-whyte-circuit-court-judge-st-louis-city a65e8570-0e66-4e8d-bf7d-679555294460 Mon, 07 May 2018 12:30:00 +0000 Governor Eric Greitens has appointed Joseph P. Whyte, of St. Louis, as Circuit Court Judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit, which covers the City of St. Louis.  The position became vacant due to the resignation of the Honorable Robert Dierker.      For the past 26 years, Joseph Whyte has been in private practice, specializing in general and complex civil litigation.  He is currently an attorney at O’Connell, Tivin, Griffin & Burns, LLC focusing on toxic tort, environmental law, and product liability litigation.  Governor Greitens Makes 10 Appointments to Boards and Commissions https://governor.mo.gov/news/archive/governor-greitens-makes-10-appointments-boards-and-commissions e640f8df-ec8d-474f-9ccd-1113cbb528cb Mon, 07 May 2018 09:15:00 +0000 Today, Governor Eric Greitens made 10 appointments to boards and commissions. Reid Forrester, of Jefferson City, was appointed to the Labor and Industrial Relations Committee.