State and Regional News

Missouri joins multi-state suspicious actor repository to prevent fraud and identity theft

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ Division of Employment Security (DES) has joined a multi-state data analysis project to prevent unemployment insurance (UI) fraud and address identify theft. The Suspicious Actor Repository (SAR) allows Missouri to cross-match UI claims against a larger database of information and identify potentially fraudulent activity for further investigation.

Governor urges passage of Proposition D

Governor Mike Parson wrapped up a 14-city Infrastructure Week tour promoting Proposition D for Safer Roads and Safer Streets by urging voters to “do the right thing” and vote YES On D on Nov. 6 to provide new resources to fix roads and bridges.

National School Bus Safety Week is October 22-26

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol recognizes the importance of bus safety and inspects every school bus in the state each year. We want children to arrive at school safely, and they can help by being good riders. October 22-26, 2018 is National School Bus Safety Week and a great opportunity for parents to talk with their children about their responsibilities as a passenger.

State Treasurer Schmitt warns Missourians of new telephone tax scam

State Treasurer Eric Schmitt has issued a tax scam alert, warning Missouri residents about a new telephone scam. The State Treasurer’s Office recently received a call from a concerned citizen after she was contacted by would-be scammers.