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Gov. Eric Greitens in Perryville, Missouri March 1, 2017. (Courtesy of Eric Greitens' Facebook Page)

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of February 27

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of February 27

After major storms and tornados hit Perryville, Missouri Tuesday night leaving one man dead and a trail of destruction in its wake, Gov. Eric Greitens surveyed damage and met with affected residents and first responders Wednesday morning. In a statement, Greitens pledged to help those hurt by the storm and credited the community for its strength. “You


Release: Gov. Nixon announces two tornado safe room projects to protect students in Jasper, Barry counties during Safer, Stronger Missouri Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 25, 2016   Governor approves plans by Carthage R-9 and Purdy R-2 school districts to shelter a total of more than 3,000 students, staff and area residents during severe storms CARTHAGE, Mo. – During a visit to Carthage Middle School today, Gov. Jay Nixon announced he has authorized the State Emergency Management Agency to proceed

Pre-filed bill targets prevailing wage in disaster areas

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – One of the shorter pre-filed bills submitted so far calls for a prohibition on prevailing hourly wage to be paid for a tax credit funded project in a disaster area. Rep. Bill White, R-Joplin, filed HB 1406, which “prohibits the Missouri Housing Development Commission from requiring a prevailing hourly wage to be


Resolution brings light to Hannibal’s recovery and need for FEMA aid

HANNIBAL, Mo. – May 20th marks the first anniversary of the tornado that hit Hannibal. Rep. Lindall Shumake, R-Hannibal, has sponsored a resolution which calls on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reimburse the city for expenses related to the tornado. According to HCR50 and city officials, the storm cost the city over $900,000 for


Nixon requests federal aid for counties that suffered major storm, flooding damage

ST. LOUIS — Gov. Jay Nixon announced Wednesday afternoon that he has requested major disaster declaration — or monetary aid — from the federal government following the storms, flooding and multiple tornadoes that struck Missouri earlier this summer. “Missourians have been hit with high repair costs as they work to recover, local communities and state


Nixon, legislators tour damaged areas from St. Charles County tornado

(To see a photo gallery from Nixon’s visit, click here.) By Ashley Jost ST. CHARLES, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon visited St. Charles County Saturday afternoon to further assess the damage from a tornado that struck Friday night. Nixon’s visit, which was a mixture of talking to press and stepping away to have private conversations