Missouri State Fair 2018

Audio: 2018 Missouri State Fair opens Thursday in Sedalia

(Missourinet) – Thousands of people are expected to travel Thursday to west-central Missouri’s Sedalia for the opening of the 2018 State Fair. Governor Mike Parson is expected to speak at Thursday’s noon opening ceremony, on the fairgrounds. State Fair Director Mark Wolfe says one of the biggest changes involves SIX nights of fireworks, which are being […]

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Missouri Department of Natural Resources making funds available to drought stricken communities

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Financial Assistance Center is making emergency funding available for drought-impacted publicly owned community water systems in response to an executive order by Governor Mike Parson putting 47 counties on drought alert. Public systems serving fewer than 10,000 people and are within the drought alert area designated in the executive […]

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Six additional counties reach “Extreme Drought” status in northern Missouri

The newest Missouri map from the U.S. Drought Monitor now reports all or portions of 22 counties are considered to be D-3 or extreme drought. The map was released Thursday morning and indicates additional counties have reached the extreme drought status when compared to last week when just 16 counties were regarded as D-3. The area […]

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Governor Mike Parson signs executive order putting 47 Missouri counties on drought alert

(Missourinet) – According to a post on the Missourinet Facebook page, Gov. Mike Parson has signed an executive order putting 47 Missouri counties on drought alert. The move calls upon the state Department of Natural Resources to activate the Drought Assessment Committee and the associated drought impact teams. The order directs all Missouri agencies to […]

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Audio: Governor Mike Parson responds to budget veto involving stroke and heart attack victims

Missouri’s governor is responding to his budget veto of a program that gets patients suffering from a stroke, heart attack or other trauma to a hospital that can treat them effectively. Brian Hauswirth with Missourinet reports from the state Capitol.     The House budget committee is meeting Tuesday morning to discuss Parson’s budget vetoes […]

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Audio: Missouri Governor Parson Appoints Kehoe as Lieutenant Governor

(Missourinet) – Missouri’s governor has appointed Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe of Jefferson City as Lieutenant Governor. Governor Mike Parson made Monday’s announcement at the Statehouse, saying the lieutenant governor position reassures Missourians that all operations of state government will continue.  Parson also praises Kehoe’s background:     While the Missouri Constitution doesn’t specifically address how the […]

Audio: Could state Senator Kehoe be the right fit to be Missouri’s Lieutenant Governor

(Missourinet) – Governor Mike Parson is considering what to do with the lieutenant governor position now that he’s vacated the seat to replace former Governor Eric Greitens who resigned. There’s currently no line of succession in Missouri law. Republican State Senator Caleb Rowden of Columbia thinks Jefferson City Republican Senator Mike Kehoe would be a […]

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Audio: Missouri legislative leaders invite Mike Parson to address joint session of legislature

Top Missouri legislative leaders have invited Mike Parson to address a joint session of the Legislature after he’s sworn-in as governor. House Speaker Todd Richardson made the announcement Wednesday morning after he and other leaders met with Parson in Jefferson City.     Richardson tells Capitol reporters today’s meeting was productive. Senate President Pro Tem […]

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Senator Roy Blunt and Missouri Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe React to Governor Greitens’ Resignation

(Missourinet) – Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says he’s looking forward to Mike Parson’s leadership as governor. Blunt was hosting a roundtable with business leaders at Associated Industries of Missouri in Jefferson City, as Governor Eric Greitens announced his resignation. Blunt gave his first interview to Missourinet after Greitens resigned:     Blunt says Greitens’ situation […]

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson

Area residents to receive the Lieutenant Governor’s Senior Service Award

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson has announced the winners for the Lieutenant Governor’s Senior Service Award. The award promotes and highlights the positive accomplishments Missouri’s senior citizens provide to their local communities. Area winners include Peggy Chrow of Kirksville, Patty Dannar of Cameron, Cynthia and Mark McBee of Hamilton, and Larry Polley of Cainsville. The winners […]

Republican Party

Kelli Jones to speak at Republican women’s Spring meeting

Communications Director for Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson’s Office Kelli Jones will speak at the Sixth District Republican Women Spring Meeting. Jones will talk about the Buy MO Program at the meeting hosted by the Linn County Republican Women in the Lambert Community Building in Laclede April 21st. Registration begins at 9 o’clock that morning, and […]

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Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson visits Chillicothe

Chillicothe Police officers, City Administrator Darin Chappell, and Mayor Chuck Haney, as well as other Chillicothe and Livingston County officials, attended the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon with Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson Wednesday. Parson talked about his Buy MO! Initiative and said many companies and manufacturers make hundreds of products in Missouri. He noted […]

Missouri Highway 36 Quilt Trail receives award

The Missouri Highway 36 Quilt Trail received an award recognizing its efforts to target a specific niche market and achieve great results. Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson, who serves on the Missouri Tourism Commission, and Missouri Division of Tourism Director Dan Lennon presented the Pathfinder Award to the Missouri Highway 36 Heritage Alliance at the Missouri […]