State and Regional News

Health experts urge caution for Thanksgiving

    Missouri continues to see record numbers of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, the CDC and public health experts with the One for All Missouri campaign are urging families to plan for a safe Thanksgiving and do everything possible to stop the spread before the holiday.

State treasurer encourages Missourians to help return unclaimed military medals

Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick is encouraging Missourians to search the Unclaimed Property database for unclaimed military medals and insignia. The Treasurer’s Office currently holds 233 military medals and insignia including five purple hearts, four bronze stars, and 90 other service medals.

Governor expands call to special session, proposes new legislation regarding COVID-19 liability

Today, Governor Mike Parson expanded his call to special session to include a new bill regarding COVID-19 liability.
The proposed legislation provides liability protection relating to a declared state of emergency for health care providers, manufacturers, businesses, schools, churches, and nonprofit organizations, among others. 

Missouri employers to receive unemployment tax rate reduction in 2021

Effective January 1, 2021, Missouri employers will see a reduction in their unemployment insurance (UI) taxes due to a decrease in Missouri’s UI taxable wage base (TWB). For Missouri employers, the TWB will decrease $500 (from $11,500 to $11,000) as of January 1, 2021.