MO.gov News Feed /news-rss MO.gov News Feed Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:31:32 +0000 en-us Governor Parson Appoints Steven Privette as Presiding Judge for the 37th Judicial Circuit https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/archive/governor-parson-appoints-steven-privette-presiding-judge-37th-judicial 636 at https://governor.mo.gov Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:52:47 +0000 Governor Parson Appoints Steven Privette as Presiding Judge for the 37th Judicial Circuit Stephanie.Whitaker Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:52 September 21, 2018 Governor Parson appointed Steven Privette as Presiding Judge for the 37th Judicial Circuit, which includes Howell, Oregon, Shannon, and Carter Counties.  Privette won the August primary election and is running unopposed in the November general election.  He will succeed Judge David Evans. Privette has practiced law in Willow Springs since 1984.  He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  After graduating from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1984, Privette served as a prosecutor for both Howell and Oregon Counties.  He has also served as the City Attorney for the cities of Willow Springs, Winona, and Summersville. Privette is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Rotary Club, and the Lions Club. MDC awards five TRIM grants for community forest improvements in Central Missouri https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-awards-five-trim-grants-community-forest-improvements-central-missouri 311307 at https://mdc.mo.gov Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:37:28 +0000 MDC invites public to meeting on CWD in Kirksville Oct. 16 https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-invites-public-meeting-cwd-kirksville-oct-16 311305 at https://mdc.mo.gov Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:15:40 +0000 News Tribune: Auditor calls for domestic violence funding reform https://www.auditor.mo.gov/content/news-tribune-auditor-calls-domestic-violence-funding-reform 5386 at https://www.auditor.mo.gov Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:37:22 +0000 News Press Now: Worth County receives good audit rating https://www.auditor.mo.gov/content/news-press-now-worth-county-receives-good-audit-rating 5381 at https://www.auditor.mo.gov Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:33:59 +0000 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Report shows Missouri job creation efforts shrouded in secrecy https://www.auditor.mo.gov/content/st-louis-post-dispatch-report-shows-missouri-job-creation-efforts-shrouded-secrecy 5376 at https://www.auditor.mo.gov Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:33:18 +0000 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: State audit of St. Louis underway, supply division gets good grade https://www.auditor.mo.gov/content/st-louis-post-dispatch-state-audit-st-louis-underway-supply-division-gets-good-grade 5371 at https://www.auditor.mo.gov Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:32:26 +0000 MDC invites public to meeting on CWD in Jefferson City Oct. 18 https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-invites-public-meeting-cwd-jefferson-city-oct-18 311304 at https://mdc.mo.gov Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:29:23 +0000 Missouri Department of Revenue Updating the State’s Tax Tables http://dor.mo.gov/news/newsitem/uuid/fc0f7ab9-5969-4b16-9d40-a390fdde97a7 http://dor.mo.gov/news/newsitem/uuid/fc0f7ab9-5969-4b16-9d40-a390fdde97a7 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:00:00 +0000 Governor Parson Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/archive/governor-parson-makes-appointments-boards-and-commissions 626 at https://governor.mo.gov Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:55:53 +0000 Governor Parson Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions thurme Thu, 09/20/2018 - 15:55 September 20, 2018 Governor Parson today announced five new appointments to various boards and commissions. Jefferson City Charlie Brown, of St. Charles, was appointed to the Missouri Board of Examiners for Hearing Instrument Specialists. Brown is a Hearing Instrument Specialist at HiHealth Innovations in Chesterfield.  He is a board-certified hearing instrument specialist and has more than 15 years of experience.  Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Northern Iowa.  He is a member of the Missouri Hearing Society, the Vendor Committee, and the International Hearing Society. Michael Frazier, of Marshfield, was appointed to the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council. Frazier is the General Manager of Web-Co Custom Industries, Inc., a shelter workshop in Marshfield, Missouri.  Frazier is a board member of the OACAC Area Board, the Webster County OACAC Board, and the OHRD Solid Waste Management Board.  He is also a member of Gideons International Marshfield Camp, Marshfield Schools A+ Program Board, the Boy Scouts, and Timber Ridge Baptist Church. Jerrod Hogan, of Joplin, was appointed to the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, and Professional Landscape Architects. Hogan serves as Vice President/Principal Surveyor of Anderson Engineering, Inc. in Joplin.  He holds Professional Land Surveyor licenses in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.  Hogan co-founded Rebuild Joplin in 2011 to help victims of the May 2011 tornado.  He also co-founded Bright Futures USA, a multi-state program connecting students in need with community resources to help them succeed.   John Stamm, of St. Louis, was appointed to the Missouri Community Service Commission.  Stamm is the Director of Global Philanthropy at JCI (Junior Chamber International).  He holds bachelor’s degrees in business administration and philosophy from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  Stamm serves as Vice President of the St. Louis Area Mensa and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. Don Wallace, of St. Charles, was appointed to the Missouri Board of Examiners for Hearing Instrument Specialists. Wallace is a Hearing Instrument Specialist at Miracle Ear in St. Peters and St. Charles.  He is a licensed hearing instrument specialist and received national board certification.  Wallace holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  He is a member of the International Hearing Society. Additionally, Governor Parson named Ryan Silvey as Chair of the Public Service Commission.  Silvey has been on the Commission since January 2018. Governor Parson also appointed six individuals who were withdrawn before or during the Special Session: Jennifer Dixon was appointed to the Missouri Western State University Board of Governors. Peter Herschend was appointed to the State Board of Education. Jon Kempker was appointed to the Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board. Jamie Kondis was appointed to the Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board. Sharon Turner Buie was appointed to the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners. Nicole Wood was appointed to the Conservation Commission. Native grasses produce good cattle forage during drought https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/native-grasses-produce-good-cattle-forage-during-drought 311301 at https://mdc.mo.gov Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:59:47 +0000 MDC and partners present Forest Stand Improvement Workshop and Tour Sept. 29 in Van Buren https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-and-partners-present-forest-stand-improvement-workshop-and-tour-sept-29-van-buren 311299 at https://mdc.mo.gov Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:39:10 +0000 Little accountability over millions in taxpayer dollars that go to business recruiting, Auditor Galloway says https://www.auditor.mo.gov/content/little-accountability-over-millions-taxpayer-dollars-go-business-recruiting-auditor-galloway 5366 at https://www.auditor.mo.gov Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:40:18 +0000 September 20, 2018JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (Sept. 20, 2018) State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit of the Economic Development Advancement Fund (EDAF), which is primarily overseen by the Department of Economic Development (DED). The fund supports an exclusive contract with the Hawthorn Foundation for business development and marketing, but the audit found little oversight or accountability in how taxpayer dollars are spent.