State and Regional News

Governor announces weight allowance for heavier than normal loads of heating fuel

On Monday, Governor Mike Parson announced an allowance for heavier-than-normal truckloads of heating fuel such as propane, natural gas, and heating oil to travel on Missouri highways in relief of current supply issues in the central United States.

Governor announces launch of Youth Vaping Awareness Campaign 

In a press conference today, Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of the state’s Clear the Air youth vaping awareness campaign to bring attention to the risks of using electronic cigarettes and vaping products.

Cold weather can be deadly: Last year, Missouri experienced 40 hypothermia deaths and 28 motorists died in winter weather-related crashes

In 2018, 40 people in Missouri died as a result of low body temperatures due to prolonged exposure to cold weather, according to data from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The deaths serve as a reminder of the absolute importance of taking precautions to protect against winter weather, particularly for extended periods of time.

Governor announces Missouri One Start will train more than 42,000 workers statewide

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced the award of more than $7.8 million to 226 projects across Missouri for customized training assistance through the Department of Economic Development’s Missouri One Start program.

Governor encourages Missourians to honor service members on Veterans Day, highlights state resources for Missouri veterans 

Today, Governor Mike Parson released the following statement regarding the observance of Veterans Day:
“This Veterans Day weekend, let us take the time to honor the service, sacrifice, and courage of our veterans. America owes a debt of gratitude to all service members, and while we can never repay the sacrifices they have made, we can honor them by continuing to recognize their service and commitment to our country,” Governor Parson said.