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Environment group: Trump’s final year in office saw spike in farm...

President Trump’s administration spent $20 billion on farm subsidies in its last year, four times the level at the beginning of his term, the...

Missouri in line for $4.5 billion from federal stimulus bill

Last spring, as Missouri businesses shed hundreds of thousands of jobs, Gov. Mike Parson warned that the state was headed for the worst financial...

Missouri cities, counties in line for millions from federal COVID relief...

The plan for distributing money directly to Missouri counties in the current version of the $1.9 trillion federal coronavirus relief bill is pretty simple...

Missouri House committee votes to forgive federal unemployment debts

Thousands of Missourians facing repayment of mistakenly paid unemployment benefits would get some relief under legislation passed with a bipartisan vote Wednesday in a...

How a local coalition is trying to improve internet access in...

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced millions of adults and children into remote work and online learning last spring, the divide between those with adequate...

Missouri lawmakers eye federal funds to cover cost of mistakenly paid...

A legislative committee may have found a way to relieve all the debt of Missourians who were mistakenly paid too much from federal and...

Outlook for $15-an-hour minimum wage boosted by new government report

WASHINGTON — The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office in a report Monday found a gradual increase to a $15 federal minimum wage by 2025 would reduce...

Missouri Gov. Parson remains adamant on unemployment repayments

Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday showed no indication he was changing his mind about forgiving any part of the approximately $150 million in unemployment...

COVID liability advances in Missouri Senate, expands to shield religious orgs

Churches would be immune from most lawsuits alleging COVID was contracted on their premises after an exemption was carved out for religious organizations during...

Lawmakers question Missouri’s tough stance on unemployment overpayments

Missouri will demand repayment of any unemployment money it paid in error to residents since the COVID-19 pandemic began — regardless of whether the...

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