Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft unveiled the 2019-2020 Official Manual, also called the “Blue Book.” Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote, Ashcroft asked female legislators to provide their thoughts on the significance of the amendment.
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During Wednesday’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Parson announced that Missouri will receive $66 million for child care assistance and $1.5 million for food banks under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The public is invited to participate in a variety of free, virtual programs being offered by the State Historical Society of Missouri. Presentations include how to access and preserve digital archives for genealogy and other research. Staff archivists will explore how communities in Missouri responded to the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic using primary and secondary sources.
The Department of Social Services (DSS) will expand child care assistance to low-income families and support child care providers with funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Child Care Plan. Temporary changes in some eligibility guidelines for the Child Care Subsidy and Transitional Child Care Subsidy programs will make it possible for more low-income Missouri families to qualify for child care assistance.
During today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson highlighted the importance of safely re-engaging in the economy and supporting Missouri businesses.