Gov. Eric Greitens

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Missouri Governor Eric Greitens visited Signature Packaging and Paper in Jackson today as part of a statewide tour to promote his “revenue-neutral” tax plan.

 

He began his address by announcing that Missouri has the lowest unemployment rate that it’s had in 17 years, and that they’re doing so through “common sense.” He also said they’ll be reducing the tax rate on businesses so the state will have the second lowest tax rate in the country.

 

Southern Missouri Sees Flooding; Mississippi River to Crest at 48.5 Feet

Apr 30, 2017

UPDATE 5/01 5:18 p.m.: This story has been updated with the latest road closures.

Heavy rainfall over the weekend in southern Missouri has caused the Mississippi River to rise, leading to minor flooding and road closures. The National Weather Service is predicting the Mississippi River will reach moderate to major flood stage this week, cresting at 48.5 feet by Saturday morning. Last January, the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau broke records cresting at 48.86 feet.