Missouri Governor Mike Parson

KSMU News

A new state law in Missouri has drawn battle lines between state and local government.  At issue is:  who has the final say in what large farms can and cannot do? 

Bill SB391, which will become law on August 28th, 2019, restricts how much control county governments have when it comes to industrial farms known as Confined Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFOs. Essentially, county governments can no longer enforce stricter measures than the state’s rules when it comes to regulating these farms.

Michele Skalicky

Missouri has requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency participate in joint preliminary damage assessments in 56 counties in the state in response to tornadoes, severe storms and worsening flooding.  The teams will survey damage that began with severe storms on April 29 in preparation for a request from the governor for federal disaster assistance.

Assessments are expected to begin June 12 and will be conducted by FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, State Emergency Management Agency and local emergency management officials.

Missouri Governor Mike Parson has been appointed by President Trump to the Council of Governors.  It’s a bipartisan panel of 10 U.S. governors who advise the U.S. secretary of defense, secretary of homeland security and the White House Homeland Security Council on issues related to the National Guard and national defense, U.S. homeland security, civil support missions and disaster response.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson talked a lot about expanding early childhood education opportunities in the weeks leading up to his first State of the State address and budget as governor.

After roughly six months as governor, Mike Parson is not only settling into the job — he’s charting out an ambitious policy agenda.

In a wide-ranging interview with St. Louis Public Radio, Parson laid out his priorities. Much of his agenda centers around developing jobs and finding more money for roads and bridges. But it also includes overhauling state programs that already require a lot of money — or have elicited controversy in the past.

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