State and Regional News

President approves state’s request for Major Disaster Declaration

President Donald Trump today approved Missouri’s request for a major disaster declaration to assist residents and businesses in 20 counties in the state affected by flooding, tornadoes, and severe storms that began April 29 and continue to impact the state.

Missouri WIC program goes electronic

• eWIC will improve user experience and strengthen program’s integrity
    The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is offering families a new way to shop for WIC-approved food using an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card, eWIC.

Treasurer Fitzpatrick breaks second unclaimed property return record

Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick today announced that his administration returned $45,083,224.85 of Unclaimed Property in the recent fiscal year that closed June 30th, breaking the record for most property returned in a year. In the prior fiscal year, the Unclaimed Property Division returned $44,696,518.89.

Department of Social Services launches new, simplified website design

JEFFERSON CITY, MO—The Department of Social Services’ home page now has a new look to help the public better connect to the information and services they need. The website redesign focuses on simplicity, customer experience, and direct access to frequently requested information.