This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of March 4, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In the wake of the now-viral video of a St. Louis daycare employee’s treatment of a young child, Gov. Mike...

Bondon looks to adjust reimbursement rates for nursing homes that invest in improvements

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Long-term care facilities that invest in upgrades to their facility could apply for an update in their Medicaid reimbursement rate, under...

Lawmakers look to ease burdens of poor in justice system

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In Missouri, when a person cannot pay court costs, fines, or “board fees,” they can be required to present themselves...

House Democrats file collection of bills on health care

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Democrats in the Missouri House have filed more bills, this time working towards key pieces of their health care agenda....

Policy for witnessing executions in Missouri changed following lawsuit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As part of a legal settlement, the Missouri Department of Corrections has altered its execution witness-selection procedure policy relating to...

Abortions at Columbia Planned Parenthood could soon end if judge doesn’t issue stay

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri could see the number of facilities offering abortion services drop to just one if a state law is enforced. The...

Senate gives final approval to STEM and treatment court bills, signs off on nearly...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s legislative special session has come to a close with two bills passed. The Senate on Friday morning passed HB 2...

Federal courts rule in favor of Missouri abortion restrictions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new ruling could threaten to shut down abortion services at one of the state’s two remaining abortion-providing health centers. A...

University of Missouri bans all tobacco use on campus

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Students, faculty, and even visitors will have to leave their tobacco products at the door when visiting the University of Missouri’s...

Governor Parson names Highway Patrol superintendent as next Public Safety director

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The next director of Missouri’s Department of Public Safety will be Col. Sandra K. Karsten. Gov. Mike Parson announced his appointment...

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