A new Missouri House committee will look into allegations of a hostile work environment in the Department of Agriculture.
House Speaker Tim Jones said Tuesday he is "deeply concerned" about the allegations against former Agriculture Director Jon Hagler. He says the new investigatory committee will be led by Rep. Casey Guernsey, a Republican from Bethany.
Missouri officials say a contractor will make a one-time $290,000 deposit to families affected by a failure to issue debit cards containing child support payments on time.
The state Office of Administration said Tuesday a subcontractor used by Systems and Methods Inc. did not mail the cards on time between Oct. 11 and Oct. 25. Parents were unable to access funds, and the state says about 10,000 families were affected.