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LG Parson steps up to respond to floods

LG Parson steps up to respond to floods

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last week, as flooding affected the southern portion of the state, several statewide officeholders, from Gov. Eric Greitens to State Auditor Nicole Galloway, helped fill sandbags and visit those affected by the rising waters. Lt. Gov. Parson took a different tack, guiding his office to reach out to leaders in flooded

Gov. Eric Greitens and Rep. Kirk Mathews work to fill sandbags in preparation of flooding in the Show-Me State. (Facebook Photo)

Will Missouri be declared a federal disaster zone? It all depends on Trump

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The state of Missouri is still in the process of recovering from deadly flooding that roared through the state last week, but the question on the minds of many is this: will a federal disaster be declared? The Show-Me State has expended all available resources to provide relief to those affected

Gov. Eric Greitens and Rep. Kirk Mathews work to fill sandbags in preparation of flooding in the Show-Me State. (Facebook Photo)

Government officials and private sector both look to provide relief for flood victims

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Days of rain and record levels of swollen rivers devastated the Show-Me State this week, and as Missourians now look to recover, members of the government and private sector are looking provide relief. The floodwaters claimed the lives at least two people in Missouri while wreaking havoc on homes and businesses


Democrats make intentions for 2016 session known

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After both chambers of the General Assembly ended their introductory measures, the minority caucus leaders of the House and Senate, Rep. Jacob Hummel, D-St. Louis, and Sen. Joe Keaveny, D-St. Louis, respectively, held a joint press conference with their Democratic colleagues standing behind them to state their intentions for the 2016 session.


Richardson delivers opening day address

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Speaker Todd Richardson opened the first day of the 2016 session Wednesday with the swearing in of newly elected representatives and a speech calling for statesmanship and action. State Reps. Daron McGee, D-Kansas City, Rory Rowland, D-Independence, and Dean Plocher, R-Town and Country, were sworn in immediately after the Speaker gaveled in

Nixon addresses Missouri floods, reports 10 have died

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon held a press conference Monday alongside members of state recovery units to detail the response from the executive branch to widespread flooding across Missouri. He declared a state of emergency Sunday, Dec. 27. Nixon noted that while the National Guard was being updated on the situation, the Missouri Department


Holsman calls for legislative focus on the environment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, took to social media Monday to call for this next legislative session to focus on the environment in light of the flooding. Holsman wrote: “On 4th of July the water level at Lake Ozark topped 660 feet to flood the entire area. The experts said this

2-1-1 available throughout flooded Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With almost 200 roads closed in Missouri in light of severe flooding, 2-1-1 service is now available through the state for Missourians who need information and referrals. Though 9-1-1 service is not available throughout all of Missouri, 2-1-1 now available throughout as state agencies continue to work together to manage the flooding.

Nixon listening to locals from Ferguson

U.S. SBA reviewing request for disaster declaration

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Friday, Gov. Jay Nixon submitted a formal request for an economic injury disaster declaration to the U.S. Small Business Administration to make low-interest loans available to businesses that have suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the event in Ferguson, Missouri. The SBA is reviewing the request now and


Nixon requests federal aid for $18.2 million of flood damages across 14 counties

ST. LOUIS — During a visit today with officials Laclede County about the devastation from flooding earlier this month, Gov. Jay Nixon requested federal public and individual assistance for flooding victims in 14 central and southern Missouri counties. Laclede County commissioner Danny Rhoades said the Federal Emergency Management Agency Preliminary Damage Assessment estimated $774,881 in