State and Regional News

National School Bus Safety Week is October 22-26

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol recognizes the importance of bus safety and inspects every school bus in the state each year. We want children to arrive at school safely, and they can help by being good riders. October 22-26, 2018 is National School Bus Safety Week and a great opportunity for parents to talk with their children about their responsibilities as a passenger.

State Treasurer Schmitt warns Missourians of new telephone tax scam

State Treasurer Eric Schmitt has issued a tax scam alert, warning Missouri residents about a new telephone scam. The State Treasurer’s Office recently received a call from a concerned citizen after she was contacted by would-be scammers. 

Office of Administration announces new State of Missouri Chief Information Officer

The Missouri Office of Administration (OA) today announced that Mike Cheles, a longtime information technology leader, will be the new State of Missouri Chief Information Officer and lead the OA Information Technology Services Division (ITSD), the state’s consolidated IT organization.

Mizzou professwor wins Nobel Prize in chemistry

    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today that George P. Smith, MU Curators Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, is one of a trio of researchers who won the 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Smith is the first University of Missouri professor to receive a Nobel Prize for research conducted at the university.