On Thursday, Governor Mike Parson announced new resources as part of the Show Me Strong Recovery Plan, including the Show Me Strong Pledge, Business Recovery Lab, and $15 million in grant funding to help rebuild Missouri’s tourism industry.
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The Missouri State Highway Patrol is taking part in the American Association of State Troopers’ "2020 America's Best Looking Cruiser Contest" and invites the public to vote for the MSHP's cruiser.
On Wednesday, Governor Mike Parson announced a special session beginning Monday, July 27, which will focus on addressing violent crime in Missouri.
On Tuesday, Governor Mike Parson announced $50 million in new grant programs for Missouri businesses.
Federal Opioid overdose deaths in 2019 decreased from 2018, marking the first year since 2015 that Missouri has experienced a decrease in opioid overdose deaths. The number of deaths due to opioid overdose decreased by 3.4% compared to the previous year. From 2015 to 2016 there was a 35% increase in opioid overdose deaths in the state, followed by a 5% increase in 2017, and a 19% increase in 2018.