Missouri Department of Conservation

Group wants to block Missouri lawmakers from involvement in the Missouri Conservation Department

The non-profit Missouri Conservation Federation wants lawmakers as far away from the state-run Conservation Department as possible. Federation Executive Director Brandon Butler says legislators, who have no control over the department’s budget, try to exert more power every year through various proposals. He thinks the efforts pose a danger to an agency with a reputation […]

Governor Eric Greitens

Top Democrat thinks Missouri Legislature has enough votes to call special session about disciplining Greitens

Governor Greitens has waived his right to face a Missouri House committee investigating him and says he will answer the panel’s questions after his criminal trial finishes. House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty is not buying the governor’s statement.     A House committee has released a report describing the governor’s former mistress alleging violence […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri Highway Patrol extends testing process for next recruitment class

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has extended the testing process for its 106th Recruit Class with the application deadline of April 26, 2018.  Testing for prospective troopers will be administered in the following areas: Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO ─ Tentatively scheduled for 04/27/2018 Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO ─ April 18, 2018 Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO ─ To be determined […]

Todd Richardson and Gail Beatty on Greitens Investigation

Missouri House Leaders Richardson and Beatty React to House Committee’s Greitens Report

The Missouri House Speaker is praising the seven-member House committee that’s investigating Governor Eric Greitens’ indictment. The House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight issued a 24-page report Wednesday evening. Speaker Todd Richardson tells the Capitol Press Corps the committee’s job was not to make their own conclusions but to hear testimony and judge the credibility […]

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Tick season arrives with warmer weather

With warmer weather on the way, the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services wants to remind people living in and visiting the state to take precautions against tick bites. Ticks can transmit serious, potentially deadly, illnesses and they can be active anytime the ground isn’t frozen. “As spring arrives, we are reminded what a […]

Smartphone Application

Missouri Kids Count to launch well-being data app

Missouri’s annual snapshot detailing how children are doing in health, economic stability, education and several other key indicators, shows that where a child lives can impact their well-being.  Missouri Kids Count is moving forward with a digital facelift that makes all of that data available in an app. The Missouri Kids Count app includes the […]

Photo of turkeys courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation

Young turkey hunters harvest 1,723 birds during youth weekend

According to preliminary data from Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), young turkey hunters harvested 1,723 turkeys during the 2018 spring youth season, April 7-8. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 51 turkeys harvested, Miller with 43, and Maries with 43. Young hunters checked a little over 4,000 turkeys during last year’s youth weekend. MDC’s Turkey […]

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Missouri audit says DSS fails to check eligibility of many Medicaid and CHIP providers

About 71-percent of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program providers have not had their federal eligibility requirements verified by the Missouri Department of Social Services. State Auditor Nicole Galloway tells Missourinet an annual audit shows the department continues to fail at checking on the federal funding eligibility of hospitals, doctors, and other providers.     […]

Trash

MDC and MoDOT’s Annual Trash Bash starts April 15

Missouri’s 16th annual No MOre Trash! Bash will focus on “spring cleaning” the outdoors by asking residents to pick up litter throughout the state during April 15 – May 15. The litter prevention campaign is sponsored by the Missouri departments of Conservation and Transportation. “Littering harms the environment and pollutes our waterways,” said Stacy Armstrong, […]