Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announces new office of early learning

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced during the regularly scheduled State Board of Education meeting the creation of an Office of Early Learning. This change is part of DESE’s ongoing focus on early learning and early literacy, one of the department’s four priority areas in the Show-Me Success strategic plan. Earlier this year, DESE […]

Governor Mike Parson

Missouri’s Parson ranked 13th among nation’s Governors

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s performance on economic policies has placed him among some of the top governors in the nation in a new report. In a first-of-its-kind report, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a right-wing group of lawmakers and business people, ranked Parson 13th overall among states’ governors. Report co-author Donna Arduin said Parson’s corporate […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Parson calls special session on November 5th to access additional federal aid

Governor Mike Parson has called another special session – this time to focus on getting extra federal coronavirus funding made available to the state. The federal aid includes funding for school meals, grants for homelessness prevention and job training, child support payments, among others. “COVID-19 has had an overwhelming impact on our state, and while […]

Missouri’s Governor announces $5 million in CARES Act funding for six food banks

Governor Mike Parson announced $5 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to be divided among Missouri’s six regional food banks to help citizens who continue to rely on food assistance. The food banks serve the needs of more than 1,000 food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and […]

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Farmers’ Electric Cooperative to return $1.4 million in capital credits

The Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Board of Directors voted unanimously at its September meeting to return capital credits totaling about $1,400,000 to member-owners of the cooperative. The checks issued this year will retire all of 1997 and 23% of 1998 capital credits allocations. The checks are scheduled to be mailed to current and former members around […]

Sex Trafficking

Missouri Attorney General launches new initiative to combat human trafficking in illicit massage businesses

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced earlier today a new, first of its kind initiative to combat instances of human trafficking by targeting illicit massage businesses across the state. The Hope Initiative targets illicit massage businesses that may be engaging in human trafficking and advertising on illicit websites while posing as a legitimate business. The initiative’s […]

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Enrollment begins for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for 2021

Agricultural producers can now make elections and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2021 crop year. The signup period opened Tuesday, Oct. 13. These key U.S. Department of Agriculture safety-net programs help producers weather fluctuations in either revenue or price for certain crops, and more than $5 billion […]

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Missouri Department of Transportation to hold annual “Winter Operations Drill”

In an attempt to get a jump on this year’s winter season, the Missouri Department of Transportation will hold its annual “Winter Operations Drill” on Wednesday and Thursday. The drill has been expanded to two days this year to accommodate social distancing requirements due to COVID-19. Motorists may notice increased numbers of MoDOT vehicles on […]

Medicare

Missouri program offers free help during Medicare open enrollment

Roughly 10,000 people age into Medicare healthcare coverage each day in the United States. In Missouri, about 1.16 million individuals are Medicare beneficiaries. Each year, an open enrollment period gives Missourians on Medicare the chance to review their prescription drug and healthcare coverage options. The state Department of Commerce and Insurance offers free help to […]