State and Regional News

Two state constitutional amendments will be on Nov. 2 ballot

    Missouri voters will have a say on two proposed amendments to the Missouri Constitution when they head to the polls on November 3. Amendment 1 would add new term limits for four statewide offices, while Amendment 3 would change how districts for state senator and representative are determined.

Governor announces special session on supplemental budget to begin November 5

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced a special session on a supplemental budget bill beginning Thursday, November 5.

New training standards for Missouri law enforcement officers approved on emergency basis and take effect Jan. 1, 2021

New training standards that require annual continuing education training in de-escalation techniques and recognizing implicit bias for law enforcement officers have been approved on an emergency basis by Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s office, and will become effective Jan. 1, 2021.

Statewide winter weather drill set for October 21-22

    In an attempt to get a jump on this year’s winter season, the Missouri Department of Transportation will hold its annual winter operations drill on Wednesday, Oct. 21 and Thursday, Oct. 22. The drill has been expanded to two days this year to accommodate social distancing requirements due to COVID-19.

Oct. 16 is Buckle Up Phone Down Day in Missouri

Gov. Mike Parson has proclaimed Oct. 16 as Buckle Up Phone Down Day in Missouri and fellow Missourian and former race car driver Carl Edwards is lending his famous name to the cause, all in an effort to encourage Missourians to take two simple actions to save lives on the state’s highways – fasten their seatbelts and put their phones down while driving.