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Missouri Earthquake Awareness Month focuses on earthquake risk and disaster preparedness

Southeast Missouri is at the center of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, the most active seismic area east of the Rocky Mountains JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Eric R. Greitens has proclaimed February as Earthquake Awareness Month in Missouri, in recognition of the earthquake hazard posed by the New Madrid Seismic Zone, the most active seismic

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

Secretary Ashcroft appoints Co-Directors of Elections Division

Jefferson City, Mo. — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced the appointments of Brandon Alexander (R) and Chrissy Peters (D) as Co-Directors of the Elections Division. As the State’s Chief Election Official, Ashcroft is committed to restoring confidence in Missouri’s elections, and these appointments signal a strong step in reestablishing relationships with local election authorities.

Gov. Greitens sets date for special election to fill vacant Missouri Senate seat

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens has set Aug. 8, 2017, as the date for a special election to fill the seat for the 28th District (portions of Benton, Cedar, Dallas, Hickory, Laclede, Pettis, Polk, and St. Clair counties) in the Missouri Senate. The seat became vacant upon the resignation of Senator Mike Parson, who was elected

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