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Missouri in line for $4.5 billion from federal stimulus bill

(Missouri Independent) – Last spring, as Missouri businesses shed hundreds of thousands of jobs, Gov. Mike Parson warned that the state was headed for the worst financial crunch since the 2008 recession. Ten months later, Parson presented a budget plan that anticipates a $1.1 billion surplus on July 1, the biggest in state history. And if the $1.9 trillion pandemic […]

Child Care

Governor Parson announces $46 million in child care funding to support Missouri providers and working families

Governor Mike Parson announced $46 million in child care funding to ensure child care providers can support the needs of working Missouri families, especially those with low incomes during COVID-19. “In order for Missouri to be a strong and healthy state, we must deliver essential services and support the needs of our working families, especially […]

U.S.Senator Josh Hawley

Audio: Senator Hawley says changes must be made at Missouri veterans homes

A Missouri senator who serves on the Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill says changes must be made at Missouri veteran’s homes, following a recent COVID outbreak. At least 138 veterans living at state veterans’ homes have died from the coronavirus since September. Senator Josh Hawley has read Armstrong Teasdale’s report, which says the Missouri […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Governor Parson reacts to investigative report into recent COVID deaths at Missouri veterans homes

Missouri’s governor said Thursday in Jefferson City that he wants some answers, after reading a 53-page independent investigation into recent COVID deaths at Missouri veterans homes. Governor Mike Parson ordered the investigation, which was conducted by St. Louis-based Armstrong Teasdale. The governor emphasizes that he’s limited in what he can say because he doesn’t know […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council agenda includes police department pay raises, “use” tax and buying local for small purchases

The Trenton Building and Nuisance Board will meet before the city council meeting next week. The Building and Nuisance Board will discuss five properties at the Trenton City Hall on the evening of November 23rd at 6 o’clock. The meeting can be watched on Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/81381193340. Of the properties, one is listed under declaration […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council addresses light agenda including accepting bid to demolish structure on Jefferson Street

The Chillicothe City Council accepted a bid to demolish a structure and approved a purchase of a salt spreader Monday, October 26th. Chillicothe City Administrator Darin Chappell reports Perkins will demolish the structure at 823 Jefferson Street for $7,500. He says the city had taken over ownership of the property, and the structure needed to […]

Missouri Department of Corrections website

Federal leader looks to Missouri as model for post-incarceration success

About 96% of people incarcerated in Missouri eventually return home to our communities. More than 15,000 Missourians are released from state prisons each year. To help boost their chances of success, the Missouri Department of Corrections partners with fellow state agencies and community nonprofit organizations to build a network of support in areas such as […]

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Over $5 million in CARES Act grants announced to expand child care services on Missouri college campuses

Governor Mike Parson announced that five Missouri colleges are grant recipients of over $5 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Child Care Plan funding to improve the quality and availability of child care and early education programs. “Access to quality child care is critical for working families, and attending college is […]