State and Regional News

State task force invites Missourians to complete survey on rights of sexual assault victims and survivors

    A new state task force is seeking comments and suggestions from the public on how to strengthen protections and services for Missouri sexual assault victims. Comments and suggestions are being gathered through an online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MORightsTaskForce. The survey closes Sept. 30, 2021.

Missouri commemorating bicentennial of statehood on August 10 

A special, public event on Missouri Statehood Day, marking the state’s bicentennial, will be held at the Missouri State Capitol August 10.

Vote for Missouri in the 2021 Best Looking Cruiser Contest

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol is taking part in the American Association of State Troopers’ "2021 America's Best Looking Cruiser Contest" and invites the public to vote for the MSHP's cruiser.

Missouri notifying individuals of possible waiver of recovery from federal unemployment overpayments

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has implementeda process for claimants to apply to the Division of Employment Security (DES) for potential waiver of the recovery of non-fraud federal pandemic program unemployment benefit overpayments.  Notices to eligible claimants began mailing out last week and are available in the “Correspondence” tab of UInteract, Missouri’s online unemployment benefits service.

Governor launches “MO VIP” campaign giving vaccinated Missourians a chance at $10,000 

On Wednesday, during a press conference at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a statewide COVID-19 vaccination incentive program, MO VIP, to encourage vaccination among all Missourians age 12 and up. Over the next three months, 900 Missourians who have or will choose to be vaccinated will win cash or education savings account prizes in the amount of $10,000.