Category: Press Release – Government

Sifton files legislation to keep heroin dealers off Missouri streets by increasing penalties and jail time

Senator Scott Sifton, Official Photo

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Senator Scott Sifton (D-Affton) has filed Senate Bill 589, legislation to keep dangerous heroin dealers off Missouri streets by upgrading the classification of heroin distribution to a class B felony, and increasing the minimum jail time for heroin dealers. “From Missouri’s most rural towns to […]

Rep. Walker files legislation to provide funding for CHIP

CHIP funding needed to provide Missouri children with health insurance JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Rep. Cora Faith Walker on Friday filed legislation in the form of House Bill 1334 that would require the General Assembly to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in the event that federal funds […]

Missouri Department of Insurance receives re-accreditation from NAIC

NAIC awards highest recommendation level of accreditation to state department Jefferson City, Mo – The Financial Regulation Standards and Accreditation (F) Committee of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) voted to re-accredit the DIFP for a full 5 years on December 1, 2017. This is the highest recommendation level from the […]

Release: Governor Greitens, Legislative Leaders Begin Work on Conservative Agenda

FROM THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE: Today, work began on a strong conservative agenda, including several of the Governor’s key priorities, such as greater protections for Missouri’s foster kids, tax reform for working families, and support for law enforcement, firefighters, first responders, and veterans.   Today is the first day on which […]

Release: Legislation Reflects Consumers’ Call for Rate Caps, Modernizing Missouri’s Energy Grid

JEFFERSON CITY – On Dec. 1, State Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, will pre-file energy legislation for the upcoming 2018 Missouri legislative session. The bill is designed to ensure that any future increases in electric rates cannot exceed 3 percent per year on average. This legislation supports bending the cost curve […]

Release: Missouri Unclaimed Property Auction earns over $185,000 for account owners

COLUMBIA, Mo — Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt today announced his office’s Fall 2017 Unclaimed Property Auction earned over $185,000 for account owners, a 23 percent increase over the last such auction. The auction was held in Columbia at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center on November 29 and 30. Close […]

Release: State Board Grants Provisional Accreditation to Normandy Schools Collaborative

  The State Board of Education voted today to classify the Normandy Schools Collaborative as provisionally accredited following several years of improvement in the district. The board accepted arecommendation from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to grant provisionally accredited status based on improvements in student performance, operations, […]

U.S. Senator Blunt Response: President Trump’s Speech in St. Charles, Missouri

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement following President Trump’s speech in St. Charles, Mo.: “As President Trump made clear today, fixing our broken tax code is about two things: helping hardworking Missouri families keep more of what they earn and ensuring there are more opportunities […]