Category: Departments

STATEMENT: The Department of Revenue is implementing policy to protect its compliance investigators

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Department of Revenue Director Joel Walters today issued the following statement: “Effective today, the Department of Revenue is implementing policy in accordance with the original intent of legislation enacted by the General Assembly, giving our 12 compliance investigators the ability to carry firearms in the line […]

RELEASE: Boeing Co. receives final hazardous waste permit to continue hazardous waste cleanup activities

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, NOV. 15, 2017 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued a final hazardous waste permit for The Boeing Co.-Tract 1 facility, requiring the company to continue performing cleanup activities at its facility. From 1941 until 1997, the McDonnell Douglas Corp. operated an aerospace manufacturing facility at the […]

Department to award approximately $5.1 million in energy loans

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—The Missouri Division of Energy announced today that approximately $5.1 million has been awarded for low-interest loans to assist four public schools, three city/county governments, and one fire protection district with energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects. The funded projects, which are expected to support 65 jobs and benefit […]

MoDOT receives clean audit

JEFFERSON CITY – For the 18th consecutive year, the Missouri Department of Transportation has received an unmodified, or clean opinion from its independent auditors. The good news was delivered to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission at its meeting this month in St. Louis. MoDOT Financial Services Director Brenda Morris […]

MoDOT’s turnover rate hovering around 10 percent, but what does it mean for Missouri’s transportation system?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – “Work smarter, not harder.” Or at least that’s the message that the Missouri Department of Transportation is getting from the Show-Me State. For years now, MoDOT has been struggling to keep employees from leaving the ship, as employees have increasingly left the department to find better-paying […]

Governor pitches Missouri to Amazon, touting hyperloop and the future

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Who wants Amazon’s second headquarters in their city? Basically everyone. Missourians and cities across the nation have utilized several different avenues in their attempt to draw the attention of Amazon, including Kansas City Mayor Sly James’ reviewing of Amazon products, Tucson’s sending of a 21-foot saguaro […]

Commissioners say Missouri is falling behind in reimbursing counties for jail per diems

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s prisons have been a focus over the past year, as lawmakers expressed their concerns about the rising cost of legal settlements coming from the Missouri Department of Corrections. The Department has been making an effort to change the culture under the leadership of its new […]

Department of Higher Education hosting two public hearings on administrative rules

State departments working to update and streamline rules to improve efficiency Missourians will have an opportunity to comment on Department of Higher Education administrative rules at two public hearings Sept. 13-14 in Jefferson City. The department’s administrative rules establish regulations for a number of responsibilities including administering state student financial […]