State and Regional News

MDC, MoDOT invite schools to fight litter through trashcan decorating contest

    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) invite Missouri public, private, and home-school students in grades K-8 to help fight litter in the Show-Me State -- and to have creative and educational fun -- by participating in the 2019 "Yes You CAN Make Missouri Litter-Free" trashcan-decorating contest. The annual contest is sponsored by MDC and MoDOT as part of the state's "No MOre Trash!" statewide litter campaign.

Governor’s proposed budget funds education, bridge repairs, workforce development

By Madison McVan, Columbia Missourian
JEFFERSON CITY — After several years in which lawmakers have targeted higher education spending, core funding for Missouri’s colleges and universities would hold steady under Gov. Mike Parson’s proposed 2020 budget.

Parson emphasizes infrastructure, development in first State of the State

By Thomas Coulter, Columbia Missourian
JEFFERSON CITY — In his first State of the State address, Gov. Mike Parson proposed borrowing $351 million to improve Missouri bridges as well as creating new job-training programs to assist workers throughout the state.

Fitzpatrick named new State Treasurer

    Governor Mike Parson announced Scott Fitzpatrick as the next State Treasurer of Missouri.
    Governor Parson said, "I am honored to appoint Scott Fitzpatrick as the next State Treasurer. Scott has built his career, as a small business owner and legislator, with a proven track record of being a wise steward and protector of the people's money."