Archive For March 29, 2020

COVID-19: An Open Call to All MO Elected Officials

elected officials

The COVID-19 crisis is affecting lives across the nation and certainly here in Missouri. Governor Mike Parson has hosted multiple press conferences to let the public know what steps he is taking to protect our 6 million residents. Like elected officials in other states, he has spoken extensively about the importance of personal responsibility when…

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EO 20-04: Nuclear Option Wasn’t Necessary

EO 20-04

In a press release on March 18, Missouri Governor Mike Parson invoked emergency powers to authorize executive agencies to waive or suspend certain regulations and statutes that interfere with Missouri’s response to the spread of COVID-19. Executive Order 20-04 (EO 20-04) grants wide latitude to all state departments but primarily it does three things:   …

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Missouri’s Fast Track: Are Taxpayers Getting Their Money’s Worth?

Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant

In July 2019, Governor Mike Parson signed into law Senate Bill 68, which created the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. The legislation addressed Missouri’s current and future workforce needs. State funds cover the entire cost for eligible adults to complete a certificate, bachelor’s degree, or an industry-recognized certification in a field deemed to be in…

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Executive Leadership is Lacking in Missouri

Executive Leadership

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced today that currently, 538 public schools have shut their doors due to COVID-19 concerns. There are a total of 555 in the state. Unfortunately, each district superintendent, in consultation with their building principals and school board members, had to make this decision on their own….

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Soft Skills Matter in Workforce Development

Soft Skills: Construction Worker

Having a lot of knowledge doesn’t guarantee a successful career. That’s where soft skills come in.

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Lucile Bluford: One of Missouri’s Finest

Lucile Bluford

In observance of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on March 8, OneMissouri celebrates the life of Lucile Bluford.

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Phoebe Apperson Hearst: Small Town Girl, Big Impact

Phoebe Apperson Hearst

Phoebe Apperson Hearst used her talents, skills, and means to make a difference in the lives of others, many of which are being realized even today.

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Women’s History Month: Show-Me Girl Power

"Women's History Month" "Girl Power"

For those who have sacrificed their safety, risked their reputations, jeopardized their jobs, and had the courage to lead others, our state is better because of you.

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