State and Regional News

Public invited to discuss priority unfunded transportation needs

                  Missouri’s transportation system is a tremendous asset including 33,825 miles of roads and 10,387 bridges. The system ranks among the largest for any state in the nation. The Missouri Department of Transportation working with its statewide regional planning partners has identified $1 billion in annual unfunded needs. From the broader unfunded needs, MoDOT has developed a High Priority Unfunded Needs list to guide the development of projects into funded projects as state and federal transportation funds increase.

Missouri Humanities announces 2023 Signature Series: ‘Roots & Routes: The Movement and Settlement of Missourians’

                  Missouri Humanities’ (MH) 2023 Signature Series, “Roots & Routes: The Movement and Settlement of Missourians,” will consider the movement of people, both voluntary and involuntary, and its influence on the cultural heritage, natural environment, and modern make up of Missouri.

Governor announces Andrew Bailey as Missouri's next attorney general 

Today, during a press conference at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson announced that he is appointing Andrew Bailey as the next Attorney General of the State of Missouri. Mr. Bailey’s appointment will fill the vacancy created by the election of Attorney General Eric Schmitt to the U.S. Senate. Mr. Bailey currently serves as General Counsel to the Office of Governor Mike Parson.

Governor Parson proclaims November Adoption Awareness Month

Governor Mike Parson signed a proclamation designating November Adoption Awareness Month in Missouri to encourage all Missourians to learn more about the need for adoptive families and how to best support the youth awaiting adoption.

State of Missouri announces cybersecurity grant program to assist local and state agencies

The Missouri Department of Public Safety today announced the availability of up to $3.6 million in grant funding to assist local and state agencies manage and reduce systemic cybersecurity risks. The Missouri State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP) is a competitive grant with individual awards of up to $200,000 to support cybersecurity activities. Interested applicants must apply by the Dec. 16, 2022 deadline.