On Monday, House Speaker Todd Richardson was appointed as the new MO HealthNet Division Director. Under the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS), the MO HealthNet Division (MHD) offers healthcare coverage for eligible Missourians. Speaker Richardson was appointed by Dr. Steve Corsi, Director of DSS.

Governor Parson today announced seven appointments to various boards and commissions.

Governor Mike Parson presented a Proclamation to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network this morning highlighting and commemorating Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This morning Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 18-07 for the creation of a Bicentennial Commission.

Today, Governor Parson appointed Don Phillips to the Board of Probation and Parole. Prior to his appointment, Phillips was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives, serving as a State Representative for Stone County and parts of Christian and Taney Counties (District 138).

Missouri Communities Receiving Upwards of 700K for Improvements

On Wednesday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that Dr. George Smith of the University of Missouri was one of three researchers to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Through a partnership of the Office of the Governor, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and national nonprofit Education SuperHighway, 98 percent of students in Missouri classrooms are able to access the educational applications and content through the internet that they need to prepare for college or a career.

The United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri has declined to issue an injunction against state law requiring physicians performing abortions at the Columbia Planned Parenthood facility to have hospital privileges.

Today, Governor Parson announced six new appointments to various boards and commissions.