Gavel and Law book

Governor Mike Parson appoints Chillicothe attorney as 43rd Circuit Court Judge

Governor Mike Parson has appointed a Chillicothe attorney, Ryan Horsman, as a Circuit Judge of the 43rd Judicial Circuit, Division 1 with five counties comprising the circuit: Livingston, Daviess, DeKalb, Caldwell, and Clinton. Horsman won the August 2018 primary election for the position and ran unopposed in the November general election. He fills a vacancy […]

Margie Vandeven

Audio: Former Missouri K-12 Education Commissioner gets her old job back

Former Missouri K through12 Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven is getting her old job back.  The announcement comes almost one year after five board members no longer serving voted to fire her.     In 2019, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will be led by former K through 12 Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven. The […]

MIssouri State Board of Education

Audio: Finalists to interview today for Missouri Education Commissioner’s job

Finalists are being interviewed today for a top Missouri education spot. Alisa Nelson with Missourinet files this report.     The Missouri Board of Education is interviewing the four finalists today for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education commissioner job. The identities of the candidates are unknown. In September, the board launched its search […]


Audio: Missouri becoming more isolated with state’s refusal to expand Medicaid

There’s strong opposition among Missouri Republican lawmakers to expanding Medicaid, even after voters in three red states passed ballot measures to do so in the recent election. Newly elected House Majority Speaker Pro-Tem John Wiemann of O’Fallon told Missourinet earlier this year that more states would be retreating from Medicaid expansion.     Missouri Republican […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Audio: Missouri Governor Parson to announce next Attorney General

Missouri’s governor will announce his appointment for the next attorney general today a with a report, here is Missourinet’s Brian Hauswirth.     Governor Mike Parson will brief Capitol reporters at 9:45 today in Jefferson City to announce Missouri’s next attorney general. The new appointee will be replacing Attorney General Josh Hawley, who was elected […]

Gavel and Law book

Special Prosecutor appointed in the case of woman who faces 42 felonies

A special prosecuting attorney has been appointed in a case involving a woman from Albany accused of subjecting an 11-year-old girl to nearly a year of abuse. Online court information shows Jennifer Reed’s motion to disqualify the Gentry County Prosecuting Attorney was granted with David Baird appointed as the special prosecuting attorney. The case was […]

Justice Department

Audio: Justice department program to head off election fraud impacts Missouri

The U.S. Department of Justice is taking steps to prevent election fraud ahead of the midterm election on Tuesday. Missourinet contributor Jill Enders has the story.     Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Goldsmith has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer for the Eastern District of Missouri. This is all part of the […]


Audio: Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson Appointed as State Medicaid Director

Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) Director Steve Corsi has appointed House Speaker Todd Richardson as the MO HealthNet Director, effective November 1. Governor Mike Parson tells Capitol reporters the appointment highlights his priority of bringing stability to state government.     Parson made the announcement Monday at the Statehouse in Jefferson City. Richardson says […]