News Feed /news-rss News Feed Wed, 26 Sep 2018 13:11:22 +0000 en-us MDC provides turkey hunting opportunity at several areas across southeast Missouri 311367 at Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:01:38 +0000 Ashcroft’s Office Mails Postcards to 742,000 Missouri Households, Urges Missourians to Register to Vote on National Voter Registration Day Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:40:00 +0000 For immediate release:                  September 25, 2018 Contact:                                           Maura Browning, Communications Director, (573) 526-0949  Ashcroft’s Office Mails Postcards to 742,000 Missouri Households, Urges Missourians to Register to Vote on National Voter Registrat MDC and Wisconsin DNR partner to restore Missouri’s ruffed grouse 311364 at Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:13:17 +0000 Auditor Galloway releases reports on Crime Victims' Compensation system 5401 at Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:01:58 +0000 September 25, 2018JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (Sept. 25, 2018) State Auditor Nicole Galloway recently released two reports reviewing the Crime Victims' Compensation system. The audits, which were performed by the Auditor's data analytics team, reviewed the computer system that manages payments to crime victims and made recommendations to improve the system's operations and data security.  Missouri Office of Administration, Microsoft host two-day training for state IT professionals 16956 at Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:45:19 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Office of Administration’s Information Technology Services Division (ITSD) and Microsoft are hosting a two-day training on Azure Government for dozens of State of Missouri information technology developers on Sept. 25 and 26 in Jefferson City. Governor Mike Parson Makes Appointments to Missouri Housing Development Commission 671 at Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:26:02 +0000 Governor Mike Parson Makes Appointments to Missouri Housing Development Commission eistee Mon, 09/24/2018 - 16:26 September 24, 2018 Calls upon General Assembly to Prioritize Tax Credit Reform Legislation Jefferson City Governor Mike Parson today announced two new appointments to the Missouri Housing Development Commission: Mark Elliff of Carthage and Rick McDowell of Parkville. The Governor also called upon the Missouri General Assembly to assemble working groups to prioritize tax credit reform legislation for the next legislative session. “We are confident in the legislature’s ability to develop tax credit reforms that address housing needs, while ensuring greater accountability and an increased return on the investment of taxpayer dollars,” said Governor Mike Parson. “As a member of the Commission, I am committed to considering current federal tax credit applications, but until substantial reforms are enacted, state tax credits will not be issued.”  Mark Elliff, of Carthage, is the President/CEO and Director of Economic Development at Carthage Chamber of Commerce.  Elliff holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Missouri Southern State University.  He is a member of the Carthage Rotary Club, Community Support Services, and the McCune Brooks Health Care Foundation.   Rick McDowell, of Parkville, is the President and CEO of Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council.  McDowell was previously the Executive Director at the Liberty Economic Development Corporation and has more than 27 years of experience working in economic development. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business and finance from Missouri State University and is a licensed realtor.  He is a member of the Missouri Economic Development Council, Rotary Club, International Economic Development Council, and the Eastern Jackson County Alliance.   About the Missouri Housing Development Commission The Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) was created in 1969 by the General Assembly. MHDC administers and provides financing for the construction of affordable housing. The Commission also provides funding for home loans to qualified, first-time buyers through a network of certified, private mortgage lenders. Mortgage financing is facilitated through the sale of mortgage-backed securities and through the sale of tax-exempt bonds that the Commission is authorized to issue. The Commission administers the federal and Missouri Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) programs, the Affordable Housing Assistance Program Tax Credit (AHAP), federal HOME funds, and the direct funding of several housing assistance programs. Further, the Commission administers homeless assistance funds for permanent housing in an effort to end homelessness in Missouri. The Commission also provides advisory, consultative training, and educational services to non-profit housing organizations. The Commission includes the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Treasurer, Attorney General, and six persons appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. MDC hosted Family Outdoors Day Sept. 22 at Lee's Summit 311360 at Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:58:35 +0000 Auditor Galloway says more than $300,000 stolen from Callaway County Collector's Office 5396 at Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:08:59 +0000 September 24, 2018JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Sept. 24, 2018) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit of the Callaway County Collector's Office, which found more than $300,000 was stolen from the collector's office between Jan. 1, 2016 and March 15, 2018. The former collector, Pam Oestreich, resigned in March amid a criminal investigation after county officials were made aware of suspicious bank activity.   Governor Parson Appoints Steven Privette as Presiding Judge for the 37th Judicial Circuit 636 at 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 311307 at Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:37:28 +0000 MDC invites public to meeting on CWD in Kirksville Oct. 16 311305 at Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:15:40 +0000 News Press Now: Worth County receives good audit rating 5381 at Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:33:59 +0000 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Report shows Missouri job creation efforts shrouded in secrecy 5376 at Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:33:18 +0000