Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Governor Parson says he will sign abortion bill, even though it does not include rape or incest exceptions

Governor Parson says he will sign a bill that would ban most abortions in Missouri, even though it does not include exceptions for rape or incest victims. Under the proposal, doctors would be outlawed from giving women abortions if the mothers are eight weeks into their pregnancy. At a press conference in his Capitol office, […]

Medical Marijuana

As many as 10 facilities could become licensed to test medical marijuana in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has determined that as many as 10 medical marijuana testing facilities could be licensed in Missouri. Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution calls for “at least two” testing facilities for the new program. Testing facilities will be licensed to acquire, test, certify and transport marijuana. DHSS also established ten advisory committees composed […]

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Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway releases audits of State Treasurer’s Office

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released two audit reports of the State Treasurer’s Office. A closeout audit was completed to assist in the transition for the newly appointed treasurer. The State Treasurer’s Office is also audited annually, in accordance with state law. As with audits of the office issued since 2016, the reports had […]

Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Number of medical marijuana facilities to be licensed announced by DHSS

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has determined the number of medical marijuana facilities that will soon become licensed in Missouri. The top-scoring 60 cultivation facilities, 192 dispensary facilities and 86 medical marijuana-infused manufacturing facilities will be initially licensed for business in Missouri. “We appreciate and continue to seek the public’s input on […]

Missouri State Capitol

Audio: Standing-Room Only Audience Expected for Conservation Bill at Missouri Capitol

A proposed constitutional amendment requiring that Missouri’s conservation sales tax be renewed by voters every ten years will be heard by a Missouri House committee Monday evening. Brian Hauswirth with Missourinet files this report.     Committee Chairman Tim Remole of Excello tells Missourinet he expects a STANDING-ROOM ONLY audience Monday evening. The bill is […]

Medical Marijuana

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services refining Medical Marijuana applications for facilities

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is granting the public the opportunity to provide feedback on drafts of application questions and scoring criteria that will determine which applicants will soon become licensed medical marijuana facilities throughout the state.   Scoring criteria and application questions will make up part of the facility license application which […]

Craig Wood

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court to Hear Craig Wood death penalty case on Tuesday

The Missouri Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today (Tuesday) in Jefferson City in the case of a prisoner appealing his death sentence for killing a Springfield girl five years ago.     Fifty-one-year-old Craig Michael Wood is currently incarcerated in Potosi, under a death sentence. Wood was convicted of first-degree murder for the 2014 […]

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Audio: Missouri Senate passes proposed constitutional amendment making it tougher to impeach a Missouri governor

The state Senate has passed a bill that would make it tougher to impeach a sitting Missouri governor. The proposed change would let the Senate lead impeachment trials, instead of the House and a panel of judges. Bill sponsor, Lamar Republican Ed Emery, has been working on the proposal for several years and says allegations […]

Medical Marijuana

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services releases drafts of rules for medical marijuana facilities

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has released additional drafts of rules for the medical marijuana program. Draft rules for cultivation facilities, dispensary facilities, infused products manufacturing facilities, and medical marijuana establishments, in general, are now posted on the DHSS website. These rules are in draft form and are subject to change. Article […]

Gas Tax

Audio: Missouri House committee considers incremental 10-cent gas tax hike

A Missouri House committee is considering whether to boost the state’s gas tax by 10 cents over four years to help pay for road and bridge improvements. Samantha Davis with the Missouri Corn Growers Association hopes changes are made to the measure that would also tax alternative fuels at a similar rate beginning in 2026. […]

Missouri Department of Insurance

Over $16 million returned to Missouri consumers with the assistance of the Missouri Department of Insurance

Missouri consumers received an additional $16.2 million from their insurance companies in 2018, thanks to the work of the department’s Consumer Affairs Division and Market Conduct Section.  “One of our primary responsibilities is to protect Missouri consumers and ensure they are treated fairly by insurance companies,” said Chlora Lindley-Myers, Director of the Missouri Department of […]

Death Penalty or Capital Punishment

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court to consider capital punishment case and whether state’s death penalty is unconstitutional

The Missouri Supreme Court will determine whether a man was wrongly given capital punishment and whether the state’s death penalty law is unconstitutional.     Former US Army soldier and Dent County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Rice was convicted of murdering the mother of his child and her boyfriend in December 2011. After the incident, Rice […]