Economy

States question whether new federal stimulus law rules out tax cuts

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s massive pandemic stimulus law pumps a welcome infusion of federal aid into state and local government coffers — but one...

Congress clears $1.9T emergency relief package for Biden’s signature

WASHINGTON — A sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package is headed to President Joe Biden’s desk after the U.S. House passed the latest pandemic relief...

Missouri House votes to forgive federal unemployment overpayments

A bipartisan agreement on forgiving unemployment overpayments dissolved Thursday in the Missouri House on the issue of how fast the relief should be available. After...

GOP opposition to state and local aid remains as Senate heads...

WASHINGTON — As Democrats seek to send President Joe Biden their latest $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill, federal lawmakers remain deeply divided on the question...

Sprawling $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill passed by the U.S. House

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on a nearly party-line vote passed President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package early Saturday, in a rush...

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...

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