State and Regional News

Results of 2018 School Bus Inspection program announced

    Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the results of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Division's 2018 annual school bus inspection program. A total of 12,018 school buses across the state of Missouri were inspected by Missouri State Highway Patrol personnel during the 2018 program. Of all buses inspected, 90.6% were approved by inspection personnel with no defective items noted during inspection.

State Treasurer Eric Schmitt launches annual effort to find owners of $1 billion worth of Unclaimed Property in Missouri

Starting this week, the names of more than 100,000 Missourians who have Unclaimed Property will be listed in over 100 publications across the state of Missouri. State Treasurer Eric Schmitt announced the start of this annual effort to reconnect Missourians with their Unclaimed Property, which gets turned over to his office by financial institutions, business, government agencies and other organizations.

State investments in Missouri small businesses and agricultural operations on the rise

State Treasurer Eric Schmitt today announced he has approved over $41 million of new investments in Missouri-based small businesses and agricultural operations since launching his Missouri FIRST initiative in March. In the same time frame, over 70 new Missouri FIRST applications have been approved and eight new banks have applied to become participating lenders in the program.