The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the Missouri River through the Master Manual, a 432-page document that lays out eight congressionally authorized purposes: flood control, river navigation, hydroelectric power, irrigation, water supply, water quality, recreation, and fish and wildlife (including preservation of endangered species).
Governor Mike Parson announced today that the Missouri General Assembly will be called back in for a Special Session concurrent with Veto Session. The Special Session will take place the week of September 10-14 and will focus on the passage of computer science course access and awareness of career opportunities through STEM education as well as expanding treatment courts in the State of Missouri.
Cross-state travelers will avoid months of lengthy traffic delays as a result of the announcement made today by U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and Congressman Sam Graves that Missouri will receive an $81.2 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to build a new I-70 Missouri River Bridge at Rocheport.
Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agreed to the state of Missouri’s request to consider expanding last week’s federal disaster declaration. FEMA agreed to reevaluate the request for inclusion of 21 counties that were denied federal assistance on July 9.
Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 19-14, establishing Missouri’s Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group.
Today, Governor Mike Parson announced the graduation of 26 emerging leaders from the second class of the Missouri Leadership Academy. The graduates, who came from the State of Missouri’s 16 executive departments, were chosen by senior leadership to participate in the cross-department leadership development program.