Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri Department of Corrections staff pay raise finalized as Governor signs state budget

In a ceremony at Jefferson City Correctional Center, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed into law a state operating budget that includes the largest pay raise for corrections staff in Missouri Department of Corrections history.  Developed by the department, championed by Governor Mike Parson and approved by the state legislature, the pay plan calls for a […]

opioid crisis

Missouri to receive nearly $10 million in additional opioid grant funding

The Department of Health and Human Services’ announced that Missouri will receive $9.6 million in State Opioid Response Grant funding. The funding is the first of two expected grant announcements from the $1.5 billion for State Opioid Response Grants that Senator Roy Blunt worked to include in the FY2019 Labor/HHS appropriations bill, which was signed […]

Delta Queen Riverboat

Senators Blunt and McCaskill announce legislation to bring historic riverboat back to the Mississippi River

Missouri Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill announced that their legislation to bring the historic 1920’s riverboat Delta Queen back to the Mississippi River was signed into law. The bill reinstates a decades-long exemption to allow the boat to operate from its new homeport of Kimmswick, in Jefferson County – creating jobs and strengthening economic […]

Missouri Sunshine Law

A detailed listing of laws that take effect in Missouri on August, 28, 2018

Below is a synopsis of some of the new legislation the Missouri General Assembly recently enacted that is related to crime and motor vehicles. The listed legislation has been signed into law. Unless otherwise noted, these laws went into effect August 28, 2018. The public needs to be aware of several of these new laws […]

Marriage

New law changing age requirements for marriage become effective August 28th

Age requirements for marriage licenses in Missouri will change next week due to legislation passed by the Missouri Legislature and recently signed into law by Governor Mike Parson. Senate Bill 655 prohibits marriage licenses from being issued if either party is younger than 16 years of age. The legislation also bars the marriage of anyone […]

Amaren Missouri

Missouri Public Service Commission approves agreement reducing Union Electric Company revenues

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an agreement that reduces the annual electric revenues of Union Electric Company doing business as Ameren Missouri. The rate decrease of approximately $166,500.000 reflects a reduction in the corporate tax rate from 35 to 21% as a result of the passage of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs […]

Budget

Audio: New state budget includes jump in public school safety funding

Governor Parson has signed into law a new state budget which includes 300,000-dollars in school safety funding to Missouri’s K through 12 public districts. Melissa Randol with the Missouri School Boards’ Association says addressing school safety involves a multi-faceted approach.     The funding could be used to address threats involving weapons and digital platforms, […]

Grocery Shelves

Audio: Governor signs tax credit bill to help soup kitchens, homeless shelters and food pantries

(Missourinet) – Governor Parson has signed into law this week a bill that renews and expands tax credits for donations to food banks, soup kitchens and homeless shelters. Jennifer Rhodus with a Farmington food pantry in eastern Missouri says the legislation will do so much for her organization and Missouri’s other food pantries.     […]

Missouri Public Service Commission Website

Missouri Public Service Commission to hold hearing in rate adjustment for Union Electric

The Missouri Public Service Commission has established the hearing schedule in a case to adjust the electric rates of Union Electric Company doing business as Ameren Missouri. The Commission opened the case June 6th under a provision of Senate Bill 564, which passed by the Missouri General Assembly signed into law. A section of the […]