Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Mike Parson appoints fifteen to various boards and commissions

Governor Mike Parson announced fifteen appointments to various boards and commissions. Bryan Atkins, of Rea, was appointed to the Board of Probation and Parole. Mr. Atkins served as the Sheriff of Andrew County from 2009 until his retirement in 2020. Prior to being elected sheriff, he served as a Deputy Sheriff for Andrew County. He also formerly […]

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Todd Graves approved for University of Missouri curators despite bipartisan filibuster

(Missouri Independent) – A bipartisan coalition of state Senators was unable to stop politically connected Kansas City attorney Todd Graves from winning a seat on the University of Missouri Board of Curators. After a two-round filibuster — three hours last week and eight more hours ending around 1 a.m. Wednesday — the Senate voted 19-13 to […]

Audio: Parson’s pick for University of Missouri Board of Curators having an uphill battle in Missouri Senate

The governor’s choice to serve on the University of Missouri System Board of Curators is having an uphill battle in the state Senate. Senators on both sides of the aisle blocked an attempt last week to consider the nomination of Todd Graves to the University of Missouri System Board of Curators. Graves, a former state […]

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University of Missouri system launches “Missouri Online” to make online programs more accessible

The University of Missouri System today launched Missouri Online, a new unified resource and administrative structure that supports online certificate and degree programs at all four UM System universities. The launch represents the culmination of strategic priorities made by the UM Board of Curators and UM President Mun Choi over the last three years to […]

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Audio: University of Missouri students to pay more in tuition beginning this fall

Tuition will increase by five percent for all University of Missouri students beginning this fall. The Board of Curators has voted to increase tuition at all four campuses. University of Missouri President Mun Choi says the tuition hike means students will pay an additional $14.00 to $17.00 dollars per credit hour.     University of […]

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Marceline family presents $10M gift to University of Missouri

A family from Marceline has given the University of Missouri Athletic Department a $10,000,000 gift. Don and Audrey Walsworth’s contribution will go toward the South End Zone Facility currently under construction as well as future department projects. With this donation, the Walsworths have given more than $25,000,000 total to Missouri Athletics. In response, the University […]

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Audio: For the third year in a row, Mizzou to slash its budget and jobs

(Missourinet) – Mizzou Chancellor Alex Cartwright says increased funding for scholarships, staff pay increases and an enrollment decline have led to a 49-million dollar budget shortage. He says the school is proposing to cut 155 unfilled positions and 30 current ones, to close the gap in the budget that begins next month.     Severance packages […]