State and Regional News

Minimum wage rate set for private employers for 2021

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announces the state minimum wage rate for 2021 has been established, according to state law, at $10.30 per hour, effective January 1, 2021.

Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission votes to require law enforcement recruits be educated in history of policing in minority communities in the U.S.

The Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission today voted to require that Missouri law enforcement academies begin educating all law enforcement recruits in the history of policing in minority communities in the U.S. The two-hour block of instruction would cover policing from the founding of the nation through the present. The measure was unanimously approved.