Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Audio: Governor Mike Parson to discuss flooding at ag day event; Missouri congressional members touring flooded areas

Missouri’s governor is expected to discuss flooding during an Ag Day event Thursday in northern Missouri’s Nelson.      Governor Mike Parson will be hosting his first “Farmer’s Talk” of the 2019 season today at the Christy Farm in Nelson, which is in Saline County. It’s part of the 34th annual KMMO Ag Day hosted […]

Missouri Department of Revenue

Audio: Embattled Missouri Department of Revenue Director to resign

Missouri’s House Speaker says embattled state Department of Revenue (DOR) Director Joel Walters is resigning. Speaker Elijah Haahr has issued a statement, saying that without a bipartisan House oversight committee’s hearings and investigation, “the people would never have known the truth about the mistakes made” by DOR. The news comes just a day after Missourinet […]

Healthcare

Audio: Missouri House Democrats unveil detailed health care agenda

Approving prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) legislation is a top priority for Missouri House Democrats in 2019. A PDMP is an electronic database that collects data on controlled substance prescriptions within a state. House Minority Leader Crystal Quade of Springfield says PDMP could go to the House floor this week.     Missouri is the […]

opioid crisis

Audio: Eastern Missouri prosecutor unveils plan to address opioid crisis

The state Department of Health says 951 Missourians died from a prescription drug overdose in 2017. St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell has unveiled a plan for his region that partners with the community and expands diversion programs for nonviolent offenders with addiction and mental health issues.     The state Department of Health says […]

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Audio: Company gives away electronic tablets to Missouri prisoners who want them

Most Missouri prison inmates have been given electronic tablets and they must buy content that can go on them, including educational materials, music, movies, and games. State Department of Corrections Director Anne Precythe tells Missourinet the tablets do not have cameras or outside internet access.     The Missouri prison system has been dealing with […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Audio: Missouri prisons roll out electronic tablets for most offenders to use

A company has given electronic tablets to most of Missouri’s prison population and offenders must pay for access to things like educational materials, music, movies, and games. State Department of Corrections Director Anne Precythe tells Missourinet the tablets are an officer safety tool.     Precythe says offenders must pay for access to things like […]

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Audio: Missouri agriculture director says technology is crucial to attracting young farmers

The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) director says technology is important in attracting young farmers.  Brian Hauswirth with Missourinet has the story.   The state Department of Agriculture says the average age of a Missouri farmer is 58. MDA Director Chris Chinn notes Governor Mike Parson’s two top priorities are workforce development and infrastructure, adding […]

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USDA Issues farm safety net and conservation payments

 The United State Department of Agriculture continues to invest in rural America with more than $4.8 billion in payments being made, starting this month, to agricultural producers through the Farm Service Agency’s Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs. Approximately $3 billion in payments will be made under the […]

Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Governor Parson proclaims October as Missouri Pork Month

The governor has proclaimed October as Missouri Pork Month, to recognize the commitment of the state’s pork producers.  Brian Hauswirth with Missourinet has the story.     Governor Mike Parson presented the proclamation at the state Department of Agriculture (MDA) in Jefferson City on Monday. Missouri Pork Association (MPA) Executive Vice President Don Nikodim tells […]

Sinkhole in Missouri

Audio: Missouri is home to 16,000 sinkholes that vary drastically in size

(Missourinet) – Missouri has about 16,000 known sinkholes. Fletcher Bone with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources says they can be found statewide but are prevalent in certain parts of the state.     Bone says sinkhole reports often increase during certain times of the year.     He says the size of sinkholes can […]

Governor Mike Parson

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 […]