Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Audio: Governor Parson wants state worker pay increases to continue, supports scrapping merit system

Governor Parson says he has no problem scrapping the merit system for state workers. Parson tells Missourinet affiliate KWOS in Jefferson City he also wants to do what he can to keep increasing state employee pay.     The next state budget beginning in July includes annual pay increases of $700 beginning in January for […]

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North Mercer R-3 Board of Education adopts budget for 2018-2019 school year

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education adopted the 2018-2019 budget at a meeting Thursday morning. Revenues are projected at $3,029,827, with expenditures projected at $3,056,898. There is a projected net loss of $27,071. The board also approved 2017-2018 budget amendments which included revenues increasing by $55,292 and expenses decreasing by $8,882. The end of […]

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Missouri families step-up to care for foster children

There are more than 15,000 children in Missouri’s foster care system, and that number is growing, due largely to the state’s opioid crisis and growing rate of poverty.   The increase underscores the need to recognize the contributions foster parents make in the lives of children – and one reason why Thursday has been declared National Foster […]

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USDA Invests $256 Million in Water Infrastructure in Rural Communities

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $256 million in 81 projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 35 states.  Missouri State Director Jeff Case is pleased to announce that over $10 million was invested into rural Missouri communities. “Rural […]

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Missouri Public Service Commission approves merger of utility companies

The Missouri Public Service Commission has unanimously approved the merger of Great Plains Energy Incorporated and Westar Energy Incorporated. The Commission determined the merger will benefit shareholders, ratepayers, and the general public. Great Plains Energy is the holding company for Kansas City Power and Light Company and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company stock. KCP&L and […]

The cost of mailing a letter is going up

The U.S. Postal Service will implement new postage rates for several mailing and shipping products effective Sunday, January 22. First Class Mail Letters (1 oz.) rates will increase from 47 cents to 49 cents when purchased at the Post Office. Each additional ounce will cost 21 cents. The discounted “Metered Mail” category for First Class Mail Letters […]