State and Regional News

Governor's transportation plan receives federal funding

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.

Meramec Region received 70 million pain pills during seven-year period

    Nearly 1.6 billion prescription pain pills were supplied to Missouri residents from 2006 to 2012, according to a new report on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) database that was published by The Washington Post on July 18. In the Meramec Region, an area that includes Crawford and Phelps counties, nearly 70 million pills were supplied during the period.

Governor takes action to curb rising healthcare premiums for Missourians

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 19-13, creating the Missouri Health Insurance Innovation Task Force. The Governor’s action aims to curb rising healthcare premiums and increase access and competition in health insurance markets for all Missourians.