MO State News

Missouri Veterans Recognition Program Seeking Design Submissions for New War Medal and Medallion

JEFFERSON CITY – On Thursday, July 11th, Governor Mike Parson signed into law the expansion of the Missouri Veterans Recognition Program. The expansion allows for the creation of a new medallion and medal to honor Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, and Operation Allies Refuge. The Missouri Veterans Recognition Program, in conjunction with the […]

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Missouri Governor’s Cup Wine Competition Awards announced

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The 2024 Missouri Governor’s Cup Wine Competition was held in Columbia, Missouri, July 10-11. Our 8 esteemed judges spent two days blind tasting wines entered from across the state. 239 wines were entered in this year’s competition. Prestigious judges with many different skill sets, experiences and qualifications from across the United

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Commentary: U.S. Supreme Court curbs administrative state in ‘Chevron’ ruling

By Dan Engemann, Missouri Farm Bureau Director of Regulatory Affairs In elementary school, we all learned about the three equal, but separate, branches of government: the legislative branch to create our laws; the judicial branch to interpret the laws; and the executive branch to implement the laws as written.   However, much of that governmental

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Missouri Geological Survey receives funding to hunt for critical minerals

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The United States Geological Survey announced it will provide the Missouri Geological Survey more than $200,000 to search for critical minerals within Missouri. In partnership with The Doe Run Company, the effort will study historic mine waste chat piles of Missouri’s Old Lead Belt District. If traces of cobalt or rare earth

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Hawley demands full-scale investigation by Congress into attempted assassination of President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-Mich.), calling on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) Chairman to immediately launch an investigation into the attempted assassination of former President Trump at a Pennsylvania campaign rally yesterday.   “This HSGAC investigation must include public testimony, hearings, and robust oversight

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Governor Parson signs FY25 State Operating Budget

By Dale Wright, state representative JEFFERSON CITY – Governor Mike Parson has signed the Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) state operating/capital improvement budget bills, investing in workforce development and infrastructure while also maintaining the state’s AAA credit rating, achieving the lowest unemployment rate in Missouri history, adding 163,000 jobs to our economy, and cutting citizen’s income

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Governor Parson signs bills supporting Missouri’s veterans, military members

JEFFERSON CITY – Governor Mike Parson has signed House Bill (HB) 1495 and Senate Bill (SB) 912. Together, the legislation provides additional support to Missouri veterans and military members and requires the Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC) to review current practices and recommend additional efforts to prevent veteran suicide. Governor Parson signed five additional bills during the

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Governor Parson appoints Perryville man to Missouri Ethics Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Governor Mike Parson has announced the appointment of Jim Martin, of Perryville, to the Missouri Ethics Commission.   Mr. Martin is a veteran of the United States Army who currently serves as a member of the Perry County Youth Tax Board.   He previously served as a teacher for the Missouri

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Funds transferred to beneficiaries of state’s adult-use cannabis program

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — This week, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) transferred $10,918,344 in funds generated by Missouri’s adult use marijuana program to agencies as outlined in Article XIV, Section 2, of the Missouri Constitution.   Recipient agencies of adult use program funds include the following:   Missouri Veterans Commission ($3,639,448): for use

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