State and Regional News

Mobile-friendly unemployment filing system aligns with consumers' needs

 In April 2019, the Missouri Division of Employment Security (DES) launched a mobile-friendly version of UInteract, the Division’s complete unemployment insurance online system. “Becoming mobile-friendly aligned UInteract with the lifestyle of today’s consumer, giving them the convenience of not only conducting business after hours but also on the go while making Missouri government more accessible to businesses and workers,” commented DES Director Chris Slinkard.

MSHP seeks commercial vehicle officer applicants

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premiere law enforcement agency, is accepting applications for new commercial vehicle officers. The 10th CVO Class is scheduled to begin training on February 3, 2020. The application deadline is October 1, 2019. Interested persons are encouraged to take immediate action to apply for this career opportunity.

Governor announces special session to address motor vehicle sales tax allowances

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced a special session beginning September 9, 2019, that will run concurrently with veto session. The special session will focus on amending a state statute to allow the sales proceeds of more than one vehicle, trailer, boat, or outboard motor to be used as a credit against the sales tax owed on the purchase of another.

Be alert for children going back to school

    As parents rejoice and students lament, schools are returning to session across the Show-Me State. Drivers are reminded to slow down and pay attention as more children will be on or near roadways, walking and bicycling to school or waiting for the bus.