Author Archives: Press Release

Release: Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson Commends Missouri Senate and House for Swift Passage of Right-to-Work Legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson has commended the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives on their swift passage of a right-to-work law. The Senate passed the legislation January 26 on a vote of 21-12 while the House passed the final bill 100-59 on Thursday. The bill is expected to be signed by Governor

Release: Republicans don’t believe Missourians support right to work

Majority party blocks Democratic effort to let voters decide the issue JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Fearful that Missouri voters will reject anti-employee right-to-work legislation if given the chance, majority Republicans today blocked efforts by House Democrats to put the controversial measure on the statewide ballot. “If Republicans truly believed Missourians support so-called ‘right-to-work,’ they would

Release: Dem. Party Chair Calls Sec. Ashcroft to Withdraw Appointment of Securities Commissioner

Multiple investigations and last-minute political donations related to Sec. Ashcroft’s controversial hire are cause for concern, Democratic Chairman says JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Webber today called into question Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s handpicked hire for Missouri Securities Commissioner, David Minnick, a person steeped in controversy involving multiple investigations of

Release: Mike Parson Receives MCA Cattleman of the Year Award

OSAGE BEACH, MISSOURI (Jan. 10, 2017) – The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) named Mike Parson, Bolivar, the Cattleman of the Year during the 49th Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show. Parson is a longtime member of MCA and a true advocate of Missouri’s agricultural industry. Parson was raised on a farm in Hickory

State Board grants full accreditation for St. Louis Public Schools

Today the State Board of Education voted unanimously to classify St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS) as fully accredited, effective immediately. The vote followed a presentation by Department staff outlining the district’s student growth in academics as well as stability in leadership and finances. “This is an opportunity to celebrate really great things in the district,”

Gov. Nixon grants 18 more pardons and commutes sentence of one offender

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced he has granted pardons to 18 individuals and commuted the sentence of an additional person to make him eligible for parole. During his two terms in office, the Governor has granted 106 pardons and commuted the sentences of four incarcerated offenders, for a total of 110 acts

Missouri Municipal League: Moving Missouri Cities Forward in 2017

Cities Working With New Leadership to Preserve Local Services and Strengthen Communities JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri cities look forward to working with new state and federal leadership to strengthen Missouri communities. “Local government is the closest form of government that affects a Missouri family day in and day out,” said Riverside Mayor Kathy Rose.

Release: Appointments made to the Missouri Arts Council

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo-Today, the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced the following appointments to the Missouri Arts Council: Mark Sappington, of Kansas City; Connie Burkhardt, of Frontenac; Natasia Sexton, of Jefferson City; Chris Pieper, of Columbia; William L. Miller Jr., of St. Louis; John Mollenkamp, of Jefferson City; and Nola Ruth, of Columbia. DED

Release: Astellas names Debra Flores director of State Government Affairs in the Midwest

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan.3, 2017 — Astellas today announced that Debra Flores has been named director, State Government Affairs, in the Midwest region. In this role, Flores will lead Astellas’ state and local government affairs initiatives in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. She will be responsible for all political and advocacy activities within