State and Regional News

Governor signs resolution designating Kansas City Chiefs as state’s official NFL team

On Tuesday, Governor Mike Parson signed SCR 4, a resolution designating the Kansas City Chiefs as the official NFL team of Missouri.

“For over 50 years, the Kansas City Chiefs have played an important role in the city and the state,” Governor Parson said. “Sports are a big part of Missouri’s heritage, and we are proud to have the Chiefs represent our great state in the NFL.”

The Chiefs have had a longstanding presence in Missouri since 1963 when founder Lamar Hunt brought the franchise to Kansas City from Dallas.

In addition to SCR 4, Governor Parson signed HB 677, which modifies provisions relating to certain tourism infrastructure facilities.

The bill authorizes funding for renovations to the Enterprise Center, home of the Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues, and extends existing funding for Arrowhead and Kauffman stadiums.  

Governor Parson also signed five other pieces of legislation relating to transportation, courts, and local government:

SB 203 - Nuisance - Modifies nuisance actions in certain cities and counties.

SB 297 - Jury Service for Persons Over 75 - Allows individuals 75 years of age or older to be excused from jury duty.

HB 926 - Use of Dealer Plates - Modifies provisions relating to dealer license plates.

HB 499 - Omnibus Transportation - Modifies provisions relating to transportation.

SB 368 - Omnibus Transportation - Enacts provisions relating to transportation.

For more information on a bill, visit the Missouri House or Missouri Senate website. Pictures from today’s signings will be available on the Governor’s Flickr page.

President approves state’s request for Major Disaster Declaration

President Donald Trump today approved Missouri’s request for a major disaster declaration to assist residents and businesses in 20 counties in the state affected by flooding, tornadoes, and severe storms that began April 29 and continue to impact the state.

Missouri WIC program goes electronic

• eWIC will improve user experience and strengthen program’s integrity
    The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is offering families a new way to shop for WIC-approved food using an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card, eWIC.