In today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson announced over $47 million in additional expenditure restrictions to ensure a balanced budget and the necessary funds to deal with COVID-19 going forward.
In response to the impact of COVID-19 on Missouri Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households, the Department of Social Services (DSS) submitted a waiver on April 17, 2020 to the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service to allow Missourians receiving SNAP benefits an online option to purchase food.
The St. James Utility Board met on Tuesday, April 14, and decided to raise sewer rates 10 percent beginning with June usage. New rates will be reflected on the July bill.
The St. James School District has tentatively announced prom will be held on Saturday, June 20, and graduation on June 28. These could be adjusted depending on when the state opens and the stay-at-home order is lifted.
The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DOLIR’s) Division of Employment Security (DES) is now processing unemployment claims for the self-employed, gig workers, independent contractors, and those who otherwise do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits and have been impacted by the coronavirus.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) employs more than 200 agents throughout the Show-Me State who protect its fish, forest and wildlife resources. Each one shows commitment to that mission, but every year MDC’s St. Louis region recognizes one agent who has gone above and beyond their duties and provided exceptional service with the regional Outstanding Conservation Agent of the Year award. For 2019, the honor was awarded to Conservation Agent Patrice Reese, who serves Crawford County.