Tag: Lt. Gov. Mike Parson

Parson calls for ouster of St. Louis Veterans Home administrator

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Lt. Governor Mike Parson is continuing to call for action to resolve the issues of alleged mistreatment at the St. Louis Veterans Home, and the solution he is calling for is the removal of the top administrators at the embattled veterans home. “Of all the veterans homes we have in this state, this is the one that seems to have the issues,” Parson said. “And it’s reoccurring, the same problems.” In […]

Governor’s commissioners pass draft motion to not fund tax credits in FY2019

COLUMBIA, Mo. – At the rescheduled Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) meeting Friday, six men voted in an executive suite at the Holiday Inn to support a draft motion to not issues tax credits for FY2019. Over an estimated 150-200 people, ranging from tax credit housing residents, lawmakers, and stakeholders looked on as only Lt. Gov. Mike Parson and state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis City, spoke more than briefly about what tax credits meant to […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Parson extends best wishes to departing staff member Tyler Habiger

(JEFFERSON CITY) – Tyler Habiger, Director of Communications for Lieutenant Governor Parson, will be leaving the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on November 9 to pursue a career in higher education. He has accepted a position with the Kansas University Endowment Association in Lawrence, KS and will pursue a doctorate degree and teach. “Tyler has been an outstanding employee since my first campaign for the Missouri Senate, and a friend of my family for many years,” said […]

Lt. Gov. Parson calls for independent investigation of St. Louis Veterans Home, citing lack of faith in Missouri Veterans Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Just days after Governor Eric Greitens penned a trite letter to Missouri’s U.S. Senators, Lt. Gov. Mike Parson has also penned a letter to Missouri Veterans Commission members about necessary investigations into the St. Louis Veterans Home. The Lt. Gov. on Friday sent the letter to commissioners, saying he felt he should make them “aware that the Lieutenant Governor’s Office has been conducting its own investigation into the allegations since February […]

Greitens’ task force calls for elimination of more than 400 gubernatorial appointments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens released the report put forth by the task force assigned to look into the state’s more than 200 boards and commissions, and the recommendations are calling for significant cuts. In the report issued Wednesday, Nov. 1, the task force recommends consolidating a number of the boards and commissions into larger, broader overseeing entities, and in the process, eliminating more than 400 gubernatorial appointments. Currently, more than three-fourths of the […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson to Launch Buy Missouri Program Next Week

(JEFFERSON CITY) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson will launch a new statewide program called “Buy Missouri” next week. The program will recognize and promote products made within the borders of Missouri while strengthening the state’s economy. “Our state has hundreds of quality products, and deserve the recognition that Buy Missouri will bring to them”, said Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson. “This kind of project has never been done on this scale in our state’s history, and […]

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson releases statement in response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas

Few words can express the sadness I feel for all those affected by the mass shooting in Las Vegas early this morning, now the deadliest mass shooting in American history. Those affected were not criminals or bad people, but ordinary Americans gathering to enjoy a country music festival. Over 50 Americans were gunned down in cold blood, including at least two law enforcement officers, along with over 400 injured. While my words can be of […]

Parson calls for special session to oust Chappelle-Nadal and restore in-home care budget cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson is calling on the Missouri Legislature to call themselves to a special session to address the issue of how to restore funding to the in-home service cuts to more than 8,000 senior, disabled and veterans, but he also is asking the Senate to deal with Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal at the same time. In a conference held late Thursday morning, Lt. Gov. Parson called on the Legislature to […]

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson urges another funding source and to restore cuts to nursing homes, veterans

As Missouri’s official advocate for over 1.3 million seniors and over 480,000 veterans, I am urging the General Assembly to find an alternative funding source and restore these cuts so we may keep Missouri friendly to veterans, seniors, and those with disabilities. I understand difficult choices have to be made concerning state revenue and programs. However, I feel it is critical to restore funding to those who call Missouri home and cannot care for themselves. […]

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson sends a letter to Missouri senators to begin proceedings to expel Sen. Chappelle-Nadal

Members of the Missouri Senate Missouri State Capitol Jefferson City, Mo. 65101   Dear Colleagues, The recent inflammatory comments made by Senator Chappelle-Nadal are unacceptable and unbefitting conduct of a Missouri State Senator. I am calling on the Missouri Senate to go into special session in conjunction with Veto Session, with the purpose of expelling Senator Chappelle-Nadal from the body under the authority vested to the Senate under Article III, Section 18 of the Missouri […]