State and Regional News

Governor fixes glitch, ensuring youth aged out of foster care retain health insurance

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed HB 397 and SB 514. Both bills fixed an oversight in the Affordable Care Act related to youth formerly in foster care. One of the most popular provisions of the Affordable Care Act is the ability for children to stay on their parents’ health insurance until they turn 26.

Missouri receives $1.3 million in additional apprenticeship funding

Governor Mike Parson recently announced $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Labor’s State Apprenticeship Expansion Grant will be used to help Missouri build on its already robust infrastructure of apprenticeship programs and opportunities across the state.

Governor signs 'Nathan’s Law' making in-home child care safer

On July 11, Governor Mike Parson signed HB 397, a child protection bill which included “Nathan’s Law” to protect and strengthen the safety of young children receiving care and education in unlicensed, in-home child care providers. The law will go into effect on August 28.