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As evictions loom, federal moratorium extends and Missouri rental assistance expands

About 7,000 households in St. Louis County will receive an urgent postcard this weekend. In big, bold letters, it states: “Do you need help paying...

Biden to unveil $2 trillion plan to rebuild infrastructure, move to...

WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden on Wednesday will unveil a nearly $2 trillion infrastructure package to rebuild highways and bridges, along with funding programs for housing,...

Missouri sues over tax cut penalties in federal COVID-19 relief bill

Missouri on Monday became the first state to challenge a punitive provision of the $1.9 billion federal COVID-19 relief bill signed early this month...

Push to limit local health orders during pandemics in Missouri dies...

More than a year into the COVID-19 virus’ spread in Missouri, a push to restrain local officials’ authority to issue restrictions in future pandemics...

Collapsing union pension plans win long-sought help from rescue package

WASHINGTON — Tucked in the Democrats’ massive coronavirus stimulus package was a long-awaited solution for a financial ticking time bomb: private pension funds on...

Federal aid, Medicaid expansion top issues for Missouri House Budget Committee

The House Budget Committee will submit its revisions to Gov. Mike Parson’s $34.1 billion state operating budget to the full House this week without...

Need amid plenty: Richest U.S. counties are overwhelmed by surge in...

Alexandra Sierra carried boxes of food to her kitchen counter, where her 7-year-old daughter, Rachell, stirred a pitcher of lemonade. “Oh, my God, it smells...

Missouri tax bills unlikely to trigger penalties in federal stimulus law

When Congress passed the COVID-19 relief bill providing almost $3 billion to Missouri for state operations, it also included a command that the money...

GOP attorneys general claim tax cut ban in federal stimulus is...

WASHINGTON — Republican attorneys general from 21 states, including Missouri's Eric Schmitt, are attacking the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief law as an “unprecedented and...

‘Vaccine passports’ that show you’re inoculated are on the way

WASHINGTON — More than 70 million Americans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine — and along with that shot, a...

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