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Greitens’ executive order on paid parental leave for state employees expected to cost about $1 million annually

Greitens’ executive order on paid parental leave for state employees expected to cost about $1 million annually

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens announced a new executive order Monday, instituting a paid parental leave policy for state employees in the executive branch’s agencies. The governor announced the decision in a Facebook video Monday afternoon, accompanied by his wife, First Lady Sheena Greitens, and their son, Jacob. “We need to do everything in


The Evolution of Aubuchon: Tort reform and beyond

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rich AuBuchon’s career in Missouri politics is, quite simply, one that almost didn’t happen. After graduating from college, the Jefferson City native left Missouri for the wilderness of Wyoming, representing farmers and ranchers as a lawyer. He was spending time fishing, hunting, and enjoying life, which he still does to this

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House Budget hearing intensifies as lawmakers question use of Capitol improvement bonds to fund security upgrades

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tension grew in the House Budget Committee Tuesday afternoon when lawmakers’ questioned the Office of Administration’s budget noted Capitol improvement bonds were used to pay for the new security upgrades inside the Missouri State Capitol. Members of the committee balked at the thought that some of the $40 million in bonds approved

(From left) Sarah Steelman, Anne Precythe, Carol Comer, and Chris Chinn await their hearings from the Senate Gubernatorial Appointments Committee Feb. 1, 2017.

Governor’s department head selections heard by Appointments Committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Gubernatorial Appointments Committee heard from five of Gov. Eric Greitens’ cabinet appointments in a Wednesday morning hearing. Each of the nominees outlined their plans for their respective governmental bodies, and some received more scrutiny than others. Anne Precythe, Greitens’ pick to head the Department of Corrections, touted her work as

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Sarah Steelman to be new OA Director under Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Former state treasurer Sarah Steelman will be heading the Office of Administration in Gov. Eric Greitens’ administration. The news was first announced in a tweet by Greitens’ senior adviser Austin Chambers Friday evening, saying the Gov.-elect would be making the announcement in Springfield that night. Sarah Steelman (@sarah_steelman) will be a

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Cybersecurity Task Force releases action plan to improve

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s Cybersecurity Task Force released its recommendations for both private and public entities to achieve greater protection against online threats. Those recommendations include the creation of a designated cybersecurity institute, modifying K-12 curriculum to include cybersecurity related studies, and providing multiple avenues to assist private entities to protect themselves from cybersecurity threats.

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Midwest Cyber Security Alliance urges legislature to focus on Missouri cybersecurity

MCSA says Yahoo breach and others like it will affect millions in Missouri JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – News of another major data breach at Yahoo is drawing attention to the importance of cybersecurity across the United States. Following the disclosure of an attack in 2014 in which 500 million accounts had been hacked, Yahoo announced

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Missouri offices honored with prestigious CSO50 Award for cybersecurity program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Three Missouri entities are being recognized by IDG’s CSO with a 2017 CSO50 Award. Missouri’s Office of Administration, Information Technology Services Division (ITSD) and Office of Cyber Security were chosen for their efforts on the of Cybersecurity’s “Using Public Data to Alert Organizations of Vulnerabilities” program. The data alert program identifies

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What does it take to make a successful transition of government?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s been one month since the general election in November, and statewide office transition teams have been working tirelessly in their efforts to prepare everything for the takeover in January. Office of Administration Commissioner Doug Nelson says that while this particular transition period comes with its own unique challenges, the work

Construction crews work to lay the old marble stones back in place on the front steps of the Capitol in Jefferson City. (Benjamin Peters/The Missouri Times)

Release: South side entrances to re-open as Office of Administration announces Phase I completion of State Capitol project

First phase of $40 million project to renovate and repair historic structure finished ahead of schedule JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Office of Administration today announced the completion of Phase I of the Missouri State Capitol construction project. As a result, all south side entrances will re-open immediately and are anticipated to remain open throughout