Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson pleased with special session on crime; wants House to approve Gardner legislation

While Missouri’s governor is pleased with the special session on violent crime, he’s calling on the House to approve his proposal involving St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s office. GOP Governor Mike Parson told Capitol reporters last week that he will meet with House leaders about it. “We’re encouraging them to pass this to be […]

back to school

Governor Parson is pleased with start of school year, for K-12 and for higher education

Missouri’s governor says all of the state’s public schools are in session as of last week … some in-person, some online, and some with a hybrid model. Governor Mike Parson tells Capitol reporters that State Education Commissioner Dr. Margie Vandeven and state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Director Dr. Randall Williams met Wednesday […]

Republican Party

Audio: Missouri congresswoman says Republican National Convention will focus on optimism and heroes

A west-central Missouri GOP congresswoman says this week’s 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte will focus on optimism. While U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Harrisonville, isn’t a delegate this year, she’s excited about the convention. “And looking at the great American heroes that we have in our local communities, and how we together collectively have made this the […]

Dr Deborah Birx with DHSS Director Dr Randall Williams

Dr. Williams urges younger Missourians to wear masks and to maintain social distancing

Missouri’s health director says it’s important to target younger residents with a specific message of the importance of wearing a mask and social distancing. State Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Director Dr. Randall Williams told Capitol reporters on Tuesday that he had a discussion with White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, […]

Parson to host Dr. Birx at Tuesday roundtable at Missouri Governor’s Mansion

The Trump administration’s Coronavirus task force coordinator will be in Jefferson City on Tuesday morning, for a roundtable discussion with Missouri’s governor and Cabinet members. Governor Mike Parson’s office says the governor will host Dr. Deborah Birx at the Governor’s Mansion for the roundtable discussion, which will also include the State Department of Health and […]

Vice President Mike Pence

Vice President Pence calls Missouri’s governor, to offer additional resources for pandemic

Missouri’s governor says the Show-Me State is one of the states the White House is concerned about, with increasing COVID-19 cases. During a Wednesday media briefing in Jefferson City, Governor Mike Parson (R) told Capitol reporters that Vice President Mike Pence called him on Sunday, to offer additional assistance and resources to battle the pandemic. […]

Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri

Senator Blunt is optimistic a compromise can be reached this week on stimulus package

United States Senator Roy Blunt is optimistic a compromise can be reached this week on another economic stimulus package in the battle against COVID-19 and its impact on the economy. Blunt, a Republican involved in the negotiations, insists Senate Republicans and House Democrats are not that far off, even if the Senate approved a $1 […]

Medicaid Expansion

Audio: Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman opposes Medicaid expansion ballot measure

The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee chairman is speaking out against an August Medicaid expansion ballot measure, saying it pits the Medicaid population against children. Cosby State Senator Dan Hegeman says Medicaid’s current budget in Missouri is about 12-billion dollars.     Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Dan Hegeman tells Capitol reporters that Amendment Two doesn’t provide […]

Medicaid Expansion

Missouri’s state Treasurer, Scott Fitzpatrick, is warning against Medicaid expansion

Missouri’s state treasurer and the House Budget Committee chairman will travel across the state on Monday, urging Missourians to vote against Medicaid expansion on the August ballot. Medicaid, which is formally known as MO HealthNet, is a federal and state program that assists with medical costs for residents with limited incomes. House Budget Committee Chairman […]

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Website

Audio: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says there’s a four-day backlog of COVID cases

Missouri’s health director says there’s a four-day backlog of about seven-thousand COVID-19 tests waiting to get entered into a reporting system. State Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Director Dr. Randall Williams says they’re working as quickly as possible:     Dr. Williams tells Capitol reporters that DHSS is training others to do that […]