26 Missourians are awaiting Senate confirmation of their appointment to serve on boards and commissions. Those appointments include Robert Knodell, the Acting Director of the Department of Social Services, and Paula Nickelson, the Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services. But since the Legislative Session began, stalling on the Senate floor has held up those appointments. Republican Senate President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden says that things could get tough if something is not done this week…
Governor Mike Parson could withdraw the appointments before this week’s deadline, but the Missouri Senate would have to approve that.