State and Regional News

State seeking organizations to provide nutritious meals to children during the summer months

                  The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is looking for non-profit organizations throughout the state to help feed thousands of children who would otherwise go without meals during the summer months and during times of public emergencies, when children do not have access to free or reduced-price meals at school.

The Missouri Well-Being Playbook – a Guide to Workforce Wellness

The Department of Mental Health (DMH) recently released the Missouri Well-Being Playbook which shares strategies and resources to promote organizational wellness. It provides practices used in behavioral health and developmental disability state operated facilities and programs, as well as other diverse hospital and healthcare settings across the state.

Missouri unveils plans to fight hypoxic dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico

Missouri and 11 other states bordering the Mississippi River are working together to address the different factors that together create seasonal dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico. Each partner state has developed and announced specific strategies that will be implemented over time using targeted federal funding. Last month, Missouri unveiled its state work plan to fight the dead zones and also received its first year of funding totaling nearly $1 million.

Senate bill proposes an end to corporate income taxes

BY EMMA J. MURPHY, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri has one of the lowest corporate income tax rates in the country, but a bill proposed by Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, would phase out the 4% tax by 2027.

House resolutions advocate for strict initiative requirements

BY OLIVIA SKLENKA, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Resolutions that would further limit access to the ballot for initiatives and constitutional amendments were discussed for more than four hours in a House hearing last week.