Executive Branch articles

Gov. Nixon names Peter Lyskowski acting director of the Department of Health and Senior Services

Gail Vasterling to join Director Mark Stringer’s team as General Counsel at the Department of Mental Health JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced he has named Peter Lyskowski as acting director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, effective October 19, following the announcement of Missouri Department of Mental Health Director


Missouri to join lawsuit against EPA’s emissions regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the support of the Associated Industries of Missouri, Attorney General Chris Koster announced Friday in Branson he will join the lawsuit suing the EPA for issuing new limits on carbon emissions in each state. The new regulations were issued in August under the authority of the “Clean Air Act.” They


Initiative petitions filed to allow physicians to recommend medical marijuana

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – New Approach Missouri filed an initiative petition (IP) to Secretary of State Jason Kander’s office Thursday that would allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana as a form of treatment. The IP would give patients and their health care providers the option of using marijuana to treat illnesses like cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, spinal-cord

AG Koster says Missouri will join lawsuit challenging the EPA’s new carbon-emission regulations

Koster argues that EPA has exceeded its authority in setting new standards and that the cost of compliance puts Missouri’s economic strength at risk –   Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster today said Missouri will join more than 20 other states in suing the EPA for exceeding its authority in issuing new

Kander shuts down investment scam targeting military personnel

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander today shut down a scheme to defraud several members of the military in St. Louis. The cease and desist order alleges Michael and Shannon Burke of Texas and Missouri operated the scam from at least September 2009, in or from Missouri. The order further alleges that

Division of Energy sets recommendations for Comprehensive Energy Plan

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Department of Energy released recommendations for a statewide comprehensive energy plan Wednesday at a conference in St. Louis. “With world-class research institutions, innovative businesses and a highly-skilled workforce, Missouri is well-positioned to build a more secure and independent energy future that will benefit families and businesses

Kander Issues Alert About Deceptive Business Mailer

Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander today alerted Missouri business owners about a deceptive mailer that claims to be a “Notice of Potential Compliance Violation” from a group calling itself the “Business Compliance Division.” These postcards are not affiliated with any state or federal agency, including the Corporations Division of Kander’s office. “Postcards

Kinder “committed to right-to-work”

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder sent an official email update today pledging to continue to support for right-to-work. “Like the thousands of supporters of the measure across the state, I was disappointed with this outcome, but I remain committed to making Missouri the 26th right to work state in the nation,” read the email. “Right to work is

Gov. Nixon orders flags to fly at half-staff in Bates County on Thursday for former state Sen. Harold Caskey

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags at government buildings in Bates County be lowered to half-staff to honor former state Sen. Harold L. Caskey on Thursday, Oct. 8, the day of his funeral. Sen. Caskey, who represented west-central Missouri for seven terms in the state Senate from