Executive Branch articles

Koster sues EPA over new “waters” rule

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Attorney General Chris Koster has waded into a debate about the federal definition of “waterways” and he isn’t the only Missourian weighing in. Koster has signed Missouri onto a lawsuit with 12 other states against the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers over the agencies’ rule defining “waters


Missouri legislators continue autism successes with bill signature

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Missouri legislature has notched another win in their fight to support those with disabilities and their families with the Governor’s signature on SB 174, the “Missouri Achieving a Better Life Experience Program (ABLE)” program. “Helping children with disabilities is not a partisan issue, it’s a human issue. It is about the


SCOTUS rulings on lethal injection, EPA have Missouri impact

Saint Louis, Mo. — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on two cases today that will have a direct impact on Missouri. Missouri joined 22 states in the Michigan v. EPA case, arguing that the Environmental Protection Agency did not properly consider the costs to utilities and others in the power sector before setting new regulations

AG Koster’s releases statement regarding Missouri’s victory in US Supreme Court decision Michigan v. EPA

  –Koster says Missouri will continue to stand up to EPA– Jefferson City, Mo. – Today the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Missouri and 22 other states that sued the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to consider the cost to power plants when deciding whether to regulate emissions.  Attorney General Chris Koster


    Education Reform Group Will Continue to Advocate Student Transfer Rights     June 26, 2015 (ST. LOUIS) – Today, Gov. Nixon vetoed Missouri House Bill 42 (HB42), hard fought legislation that would have expanded options for Missouri students seeking to transfer out of unaccredited schools. The Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri (CEAM) has

Gov. Nixon vetoes bill that fails to solve problems of unaccredited schools, creates new problems for districts across the state

  JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed House Bill 42, saying it fails to solve the problems of unaccredited school districts in the St. Louis region and creates new problems and mandates for public schools across the state. “House Bill 42 fails to solve the problems of unaccredited schools in the St. Louis

MHDC approves Zweifel proposal

State Housing Commission approves Treasurer Zweifel’s proposal to strengthen protection for survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking New policy provides more safe and stable housing for survivors   JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (ZWY-ful) today praised the Missouri Housing Development Commission for adopting a new policy he requested earlier this year


Nixon vetoes school transfer bill

Saint Louis, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon stood before educators and some local lawmakers after he vetoed a bill for the second year in a row that the Missouri legislature passed with sweeping reforms aimed at unaccredited school districts. Colloquially known as the “school transfer bill” among Jefferson City regulars, the legislation began two years

Governor Nixon’s Vetoes Student Transfer Bill and Turns Back on Students Trapped in Failing Schools

For Immediate Release  Date: June 26, 2015  Contact: Ryan Stauffer (816) 519-9933 RStauffer@studentsfirst.org   Governor Nixon’s Vetoes Student Transfer Bill and Turns Back on Students Trapped in Failing Schools   Jefferson City, MO-Today, Governor Nixon vetoed House Bill 42, which would address problems with the state’s student transfer law and provide critical help to students trapped in failing schools. House Bill 42 would also provided quality school choice options for families who desperately need them.  

Group Appeals Renewable Energy Standard Circuit Court Decision

Contact: Henry Robertson, (314) 231-4181, hrobertson@greatriverslaw.org Ed Smith, (314) 705-4975, esmith@moenviron.org Group Appeals Renewable Energy Standard Circuit Court Decision St. Louis, MO: Seven years after voter approval, the effort to fully implement Missouri’s Renewable Energy Standard (RES) continued this week when the Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE), Missouri Solar Applications, LLC, and Thomas J. Sager appealed a