Jefferson City, MO Government


Cole County Commission holds first meeting to discuss 2023 budget

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ) The Cole County Commission held the first of many meetings Tuesday to review and decide on budgets for departments within the county. Department heads proposed their budgets at the meeting. This week is just the initial judgements of the budgets. Next week is when the commission will start to cut or The post Cole County Commission holds first meeting to discuss 2023 budget appeared first on ABC17NEWS.

Flood resiliency study to move forward in Jefferson City

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is teaming up with the state to conduct a flood resiliency study in Jefferson City. The Corps and the Department of Natural Resources sign off on the study Monday. The goal of the study is to find new solutions that could mitigate damage done in Jefferson City by the flooding of the Missouri River. Jefferson City is one of three areas of the state that will be examined during this study.

Jefferson City Public Works announces road closures

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ) Jefferson City Public Works announced a pair of road closures on Monday. The first was Dunklin Street, which closed on Monday within the 200 Block between Madison Street and Monroe Street for pavement repairs. It is expected to reopen Monday, Dec. 12, according to a press release. Douglas Drive will close The post Jefferson City Public Works announces road closures appeared first on ABC17NEWS.

Nichols Career Center is one of more than 50 career centers awarded grant for expansion

More than 50 career and technical education programs across Missouri receive grant funds to build stronger programs. Governor Parson announced earlier today that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education grants can be used for a number of purposes, including creating new high-demand and emerging programs, constructing or renovating career center buildings, or upgrading equipment and instructional technology.

Who represents me in the 2023 Missouri legislature?

On Nov. 8, Missourians voted for a new class of lawmakers to represent them in the 2023 Missouri legislature. Besides acting as a resource for citizens seeking to interact with state government, the newly elected or reelected lawmakers will potentially decide on issues that will deeply impact the state and its residents, including teacher pay, […] The post Who represents me in the 2023 Missouri legislature? appeared first on The Beacon.

Missouri Governor’s Mansion welcomes arrival of 2022 Christmas Trees

The 2022 Missouri Governor’s Mansion Christmas arrived this morning in downtown Jefferson City as part of Madison Street was closed down. The giant flatbed truck parked in front of the mansion as crews utilizing a crane hoisted the 40-foot Norway Spruce over the sycamore trees where it was placed on the Mansion Lawn.

MoDOT to hold public meeting about proposed changes to Holts Summit interchange

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)  The Missouri Department of Transportation is inviting residents to attend a meeting discussing proposed changes to the Highway 54/Route OO interchange in Holts Summit. The public meeting will be 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Holts Summit Municipal Building, located at 213 South Summit Drive. The project consists of building The post MoDOT to hold public meeting about proposed changes to Holts Summit interchange appeared first on ABC17NEWS.

Missouri Minute: Cyber Monday expected to bring new records; bird flu continues to rise

Some consumers greeted the traditional start of the holiday retail rush over the weekend with more cautious spending amid high inflation. Many retailers are countering with steeper discounts than last year to woo shoppers. Despite that economic uncertainty, Cyber Monday is expected to bring new records, with one industry report forecasting more than $11 billion in online spending for the day and $210 billion for the season. In agriculture, bird flu continues to spread among chickens and turkeys at commercial farms. The virus has prompted the extermination of more than 50 million birds this year. And, in Jefferson City, Andrew Bailey will take over as state attorney general when Eric Schmitt leaves office. Bailey has served as general counsel for Gov. Mike Parson, who appointed him to fill Schmitt's office. Those stories and the day's other business headlines are below.

Conservation Commission to consider conveyance of five-acre Perry Towersite at its regular meeting this week

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Conservation Commission will meet Thursday and Friday for its December meeting. There is one item on the agenda for action which concerns a location in Perry County, Mo.: Recommendation for approval to convey ownership of the 5-acre Perry Towersite in Perry County. No other information about the conveyance is included in the agenda.

Mid – Mo State Representative Walsh will join Right To Life

Ashland State Representative Sara Walsh will have plenty to do after she leaves the Missouri House at the end of this month …. Walsh will be working in an educational capacity with the anti – abortion group. Lawmakers are banned from lobbying the Capitol for two years after they leave office. Walsh dropped out of the race to replace Vicky Hartzler in Congress.

Jefferson City Council opens up deteriorating buildings on E. Capital Avenue for proposals

The Jefferson City Council moves forward with finding possible proposals to repair three historic buildings on Capitol Avenue. In April the council unanimously approved a bill that allowed the city to acquire two buildings in the 400 block of E. Capitol Avenue and one in the 500 block. At the time the bill was approved, the city said the buildings could be demolished or repaired.

Part of Davis Street to close Monday in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY - Starting Monday, Nov. 8, a contractor for Jefferson City Public Works will close Davis Street between Douglas Drive and Bolton Drive. The contractor will work on a stormwater project starting at 7 a.m. Davis Street is expected to be closed until Dec. 30. Drivers are encouraged to...

Several residents give back to Mid-Missouri communities during Thanksgiving

Groups across Mid-Missouri served hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to give back to the community. In Jefferson City on Thursday, hundreds gathered at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for their feast and fellowship event. Organizers expected around 850 people to come through, but within the first hour, the number estimate changed to 900. Cindy Schnieders founded The post Several residents give back to Mid-Missouri communities during Thanksgiving appeared first on ABC17NEWS.

Meramec Regional Planning Commission receives clean audit

ST. JAMES—Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) received an unmodified audit opinion from Sikich for the period ending June 31, 2021. The board had approved a draft of the single audit contingent on no changes when finalized at its September 8 board meeting. The board reaffirmed that approval following the presentation by Tammy Alsop of Sikich.

Plaintiffs call "anti-homeless" law unconstitutional in first court hearing

JEFFERSON CITY — A Cole County judge heard arguments for the first time on Monday regarding a law that critics say effectively criminalizes homelessness. House Bill 1606, an omnibus bill officially pertaining to political subdivisions, was signed into law by Governor Mike Parson in June. Since then, it has garnered attention statewide for a provision within the law that criminalizes sleeping, living, or building shelter on public property without permission, labeled as a misdemeanor.

Counties struggle to keep staff

How do you keep good employees from ‘jumping ship?’ Cole County Commissioner Jeff Hoelscher admits it’s a challenge with so many government jobs available in Mid – Missouri …. Hoelscher says the retention issues combined with retirements creates openings that regularly have to filled.