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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...

Missouri governor says unemployment benefits paid in error must be returned

Missourians who were mistakenly paid unemployment benefits by the state should be required to pay that money back, Gov. Mike Parson said Thursday. The Missouri...

How Missouri is using COVID-19 funds to tackle internet access

Christina Sexton pays for the highest internet speeds that Spectrum offers in her Belton neighborhood. The connection is good when the internet works but...

Parson defends Missouri COVID response, lays out agenda in State of...

Despite a COVID-19 outbreak scuttling his plans to address a joint session of the Missouri General Assembly, Gov. Mike Parson laid out his policy...

Gov. Parson’s budget funds Missouri Medicaid expansion without cuts to other...

Medicaid expansion will add $1.9 billion to the state budget in the coming fiscal year, with most of it paid for with federal funds...

Missouri budget brimming with cash as governor rolls out spending plan

When Missouri Gov. Mike Parson presents his budget proposals to lawmakers Wednesday afternoon, he should have some good news to report. To start off, the...

Amid legislative COVID outbreak, Missouri Gov. Parson set to deliver annual...

When Gov. Mike Parson delivers his annual State of the State address to a joint session of the Missouri General Assembly on Wednesday afternoon,...

Republican lawmakers seek to curb local control over COVID-19 health orders

When Missouri’s top leaders resisted implementing statewide restrictions, like a mask mandate, amid the pandemic, there was a theme they repeatedly raised as the...

Here’s what Joe Biden plans to do on his first day...

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden early Wednesday unveiled the list of executive orders, memos and directives he will make when he assumes the presidency later...

Biden rolls out $1.9 trillion emergency package to battle pandemic and...

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is calling on Congress to approve a sweeping package for economic and pandemic relief with a price tag twice...

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