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Governor Greitens activates Missouri State Emergency Operations Center

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from late Thursday night through Saturday for much of Missouri – a wide swath of the Interstate 44 corridor from Joplin to St. Louis. Significant ice accumulations could down trees and power lines leading to power outages. The weather service continues to refine its forecast

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,”

Greitens Inauguration Speech: ‘I Come As An Outsider To Do The People’s Work’

From Eric Greitens, Governor of Missouri Thank you, Justice Breckenridge. And thank you President Pro Tem Richard and Speaker Richardson, and my fellow citizens. Today, we gather to take part in our republic’s most revered ritual: the peaceful transfer of power. Governor Nixon, you—and your team—have been gracious during this transition, and in doing so,

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

Offering taken at Governor’s Prayer Breakfast raises $2,714 for Jefferson City’s Samaritan Center

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that the freewill offering taken at the conclusion of today’s Governor’s Prayer Breakfast raised $2,714 for The Samaritan Center in Jefferson City. The Prayer Breakfast offerings, which began with Gov. Nixon’s first prayer breakfast in 2010, have raised $22,323 total for the center, an interfaith social service agency that has worked to meet

Release: Gov. Nixon announces keynote speaker for Governor’s Prayer Breakfast

Pastor Randy Gariss of Joplin, nationally known speaker on issues of leadership and justice, to be featured speaker at 2017 Governor’s Prayer Breakfast on Jan. 5 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Pastor Randy Gariss, a nationally known speaker on issues of leadership and justice, will be the featured speaker at the Missouri Governor’s Prayer Breakfast, on

Release: House Speaker Richardson Selects Chairs for New House Appropriations Subcommittees

House Budget Committee members will make up and lead new appropriations subcommittees JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Speaker Todd Richardson today announced the five legislators who will lead the appropriations subcommittees that play a vital role in crafting the state operating budget. Under the new committee structure that will be part of the revised House

Release: Missouri’s high school graduation rate goes up again

State’s high school graduation rate  increased by seven percent since 2010-11 and ranks in top 10 in the nation, Gov. Nixon announces JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today applauded data from the U.S. Department of Education showing that Missouri’s four-year high school graduation rate increased to 87.8 percent in the 2014-2015 school year, up

Release: Sen. Onder and Rep. Wiemann File Government Union Legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Bob Onder and Rep. John Wiemann are joining forces in the upcoming legislative session to champion government union reform. Legislation sponsored by Wiemann and Onder will rein in the power of government unions by giving members more power to decide who best represents their interest. The legislation also includes transparency