Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson announces first phase of “Show Me Strong Recovery Plan” beginning May 4, 2020

Governor Mike Parson announced the first phase of the “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan outlining how Missouri will gradually begin to reopen economic and social activity on Monday, May 4, 2020.  Governor Parson was joined by Missouri Hospital Association President and CEO Herb Kuhn, MO HealthNet Director Todd Richardson, Missouri Department of Economic Development Director […]

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Audio: Governor Parson announces creation of a Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Task Force

Saying that safeguarding the integrity of the state’s Medicaid program is vital, Missouri Governor Mike Parson has announced the creation of a Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Task Force. The governor was joined at Friday’s announcement by incoming Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who says the program is intended for Missouri’s most vulnerable.     Former House […]

Medicaid

Audio: Missouri becoming more isolated with state’s refusal to expand Medicaid

There’s strong opposition among Missouri Republican lawmakers to expanding Medicaid, even after voters in three red states passed ballot measures to do so in the recent election. Newly elected House Majority Speaker Pro-Tem John Wiemann of O’Fallon told Missourinet earlier this year that more states would be retreating from Medicaid expansion.     Missouri Republican […]

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Audio: Missouri’s New Medicaid Director Todd Richardson to Face Challenges

Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson will resign his seat in the Legislature on Thursday to become the new MO HealthNet Director. Medicaid provides low-income families and individuals with health care coverage. Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) Director Steve Corsi says Richardson will face challenges.     Rural hospitals in Farmington, Kennett, Osceola, and Reynolds […]

Medicaid

Audio: Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson Appointed as State Medicaid Director

Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) Director Steve Corsi has appointed House Speaker Todd Richardson as the MO HealthNet Director, effective November 1. Governor Mike Parson tells Capitol reporters the appointment highlights his priority of bringing stability to state government.     Parson made the announcement Monday at the Statehouse in Jefferson City. Richardson says […]

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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 […]

Senator Roy Blunt

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 […]

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Missouri House holds historic special session

History was made Friday night in Jefferson City when Missouri lawmakers called themselves into a special session for the first time. The House, which is considering disciplinary actions against Governor Eric Greitens, met Friday night for about five minutes in the special session, then adjourned. House Speaker Todd Richardson tells Capitol reporters it’s unclear when […]

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Audio: Missouri House Special Investigative Committee on oversight issues more subpoenas

A bipartisan Missouri House committee investigating Governor Eric Greitens has issued more subpoenas. House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight Chairman Jay Barnes notes Greitens for Missouri Legal Counsel Catherine Hanaway criticized the committee’s report this month about the Mission Continues charity.     Barnes announced Monday that the committee and House Speaker Todd Richardson have […]

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Audio: Missouri House and Senate leaders announce they’ll push ahead with Greitens investigation after criminal charge dropped

Missouri House and Senate Republican leaders quickly responded to a felony charge being dropped against fellow GOP member Governor Eric Greitens.     Leadership in both chambers issued statements condemning the governor’s conduct. House Speaker Todd Richardson, House Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr, and House Majority Floor Leader Rob Vescovo pointed to two reports issued […]