MDC urges drivers to slow down and give turtles a brake!

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages drivers to be cautious on the roads this spring and give turtles a brake! These reptiles are often hit by cars during the warmer months, but are at special risk this time of year because they are more active.

Missouri banks provide $6.4 billion to small businesses  through Paycheck Protection Program

• Missouri banks asks Congress to allocate more funding to assist small businesses

Nearly 34,100 small businesses in Missouri are receiving more than $6.4 billion to help support their employees and business operations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Missouri launches virtual assistant for unemployment questions

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DOLIR’s) Division of Employment Security (DES) has introduced a virtual assistant chatbot feature on its home page The virtual assistant is designed specifically to assist in answering unemployment questions by simply clicking on the icon and typing in a question.

Governor extends statewide ‘Stay Home Missouri’ order through May 3, announces initial COVID-19 recovery plan

Today, Governor Mike Parson extended the statewide “Stay Home Missouri” Order through May 3, 2020, and announced the state’s initial framework to help Missouri safely and gradually move into the recovery phase of COVID-19.

For National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Missouri calls attention to need to support victims of crime as state battles COVID-19

The coronavirus is having sweeping effects on virtually every aspect of American life, including crime. As Missouri observes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week from April 19 to 25, the Department of Public Safety is calling attention to evidence of a spike in domestic violence and a drastic drop in calls to report child abuse and neglect as the pandemic has spread across the nation.