State and Regional News

Sen. Scott Sifton takes action to protect voters’ decisions

State Senator Scott Sifton (D – Affton) today put forward a measure to protect the will of the voters by making it harder for the Legislature to weaken, reverse or change laws put in place by a vote of the people. This action follows pledges made by some legislators to reverse several decisions made by Missouri voters in recent elections.

Missourians to get February Food Stamp (SNAP) benefits a month early due to partial federal government shutdown

Missourians who are eligible for Food Stamp benefits will receive their February Food Stamp benefit by January 20, 2019.  The United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), which administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Food Stamp program, informed states that payments for the February Food Stamp or SNAP benefit must be issued early due to the partial federal government shutdown.

Governor Parson to welcome 80 students to 32nd Annual Governor’s Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values

Governor Mike Parson is welcoming more than 80 students from colleges, universities and trade schools throughout Missouri who are selected to attend the 2019 Missouri Governor’s Student Leadership Forum. The Forum will encourage these students by challenging their decision-making, values and belief systems using the platform of servant leadership. Character is more important than the compilation of the perfect resume and attaining of degrees for young men and women.