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Missouri announces shutdown of MOBUCK$ loan program

In an unprecedented turn of events, Missouri State Treasurer Vivek Malek announced that the MOBUCKS$ loan program faced an unparalleled surge in demand, exhausting all available funding within a mere six hours on the first business day of 2024. The overwhelming response prompted the immediate closure of the recently reopened MOBUCKS$ application portal. The portal […]

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BJC Health System and Saint Luke’s Health System Complete Merger

In a significant development for healthcare in Missouri, BJC Health System of St. Louis (“BJC”) and Saint Luke’s Health System of Kansas City (“Saint Luke’s”) have successfully concluded their merger, officially combining as one Missouri-based health system. The merger, which was announced in May 2023 and finalized after regulatory reviews, became effective on January 1, […]

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Governor Parson bans China-owned Agricultural Land Near Critical Military Facilities

In a press conference at the State Capitol in Jefferson City on Tuesday, Governor Mike Parson announced the issuance of Executive Order 24-01. The order prohibits individuals and businesses from nations identified as foreign adversaries from acquiring agricultural land within a 10-mile radius of critical military facilities in the State of Missouri. Joined by Lieutenant […]

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In Senate race full of millionaires, Missouri must wait to see finances of the newest entrant

(Missouri Independent) – There are several millionaires seeking Missouri’s open U.S. Senate seat, financial disclosure reports show. But voters won’t see the finances of the only likely billionaire in the race until July. Trudy Busch Valentine, a Democrat and Anheuser Busch beer heiress who jumped into the race during the final days of filing, on […]

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Audio: U.S. Representative Hartzler trying to change rules to “benefit Missouri’s cattle industry”

Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler says Missouri’s cattle industry needs more markets and competition. The Missouri Republican has teamed with a California Democrat to introduce a bill that the two lawmakers say will fix regulatory roadblocks that hurt livestock auctions and small meat packers. The “A-PLUS” Act would amend the Packers and Stockyards Act to allow […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports two additional arrests over the weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a Kansas City, Missouri resident was arrested early Sunday in Clinton County. Twenty-nine–year old Jacob Lantz was arrested on five misdemeanor warrants from Clay County, and accused of possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, exceeding the posted speed limit, and failure to display valid plates. Lantz was transported to the […]

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Missouri launches apprenticeships for direct-support professionals

Missouri is launching an apprenticeship program to expand talent pipelines for Direct Support Professionals, who work with people with developmental disabilities. The Show-Me State, like many others, is facing a serious direct-care workforce shortage. To answer the need, the program Missouri Talent Pathways was recently approved by the U.S. Department of Labor. Duane Shumate, the state coordinator […]