Missouri’s youngest children are losing health care coverage at an alarming rate, according to an analysis released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The drastic increase in both the number and rate of Missouri children under age 6 without insurance leaves kids vulnerable at a time of critical brain development and can have lasting consequences.
State and Regional News
Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Missouri State Highway Patrol will again join members of Concerns of Police Survivors in paying tribute to fallen officers and showing support for law enforcement by participating in Project Blue Light.
The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announces the state minimum wage rate for 2020 has been established, according to state law, at $9.45, effective January 1, 2020.
Department of Public Safety Director Sandy Karsten today announced that Zim Schwartze has been named Chief of Missouri Capitol Police. Schwartze, a 28-year public safety veteran who is currently Director of Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications, will begin work on Jan. 6.
To help address unmet oral health needs of children and adults, Delta Dental of Missouri, the state’s dental benefits leader and a non-profit organization, recently launched the first edition of its Dental Care Resource Guide.