At St. Louis Veterans Home Meeting, Residents and Families Voice Support for Improvements and Commission Changes ST. LOUIS – On Saturday, at a meeting with Veterans and families at the St. Louis Home, Missouri Veterans Commission Chair Tim Noonan, Interim Executive Director Grace Link and St. Louis Veterans Home Interim Administrator Stan Smith provided an update on procedural and staffing changes that are already resulting in significant progress at the home. The most significant changes…"At St. Louis Veterans Home Meeting, Residents and Families Voice Support for Improvements and Commission Changes"
Today, Governor Eric Greitens outlined his FY19 budget proposal at a press conference in the Governor’s Office. The Governor’s budget proposal includes increases in funding for infrastructure, education, public safety, and programs to protect Missouri’s most vulnerable children—funded by reductions in spending on higher education institutions, efficiencies in Medicaid spending, and other smaller reductions in government spending. “The budget we’re introducing today is a common-sense, conservative budget. We’re watching out for the tax dollars of…"Governor Greitens Announces FY19 Budget Proposal"
Education and Economic Outcomes in Missouri Jan. 22, 2018 — Recent forecasts predict reductions in the revenue flowing into state coffers. The Governor, in his State of the State address, again called for reducing taxes. With reduced funding likely, will higher education, as it was last year, be on the chopping block? Let us all hope that this year those in Jefferson City make responsible choices. Why? Two good reasons. First, additional cuts to higher…"Education and Economic Outcomes in Missouri"
During the recent holiday season, The Home Depot made a significant donation to veterans in need, through the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center’s Care and Share Program. VA’s Care and Share Program provides ingredients and supplies for a hearty holiday for qualified veterans and their families, and is sponsored through community and staff donations. This is the third year that The Home Depot has assisted with the program, volunteering to assist with package preparation…"HOME DEPOT DONATES TO VETERANS VIA VA’s CARE AND SHARE"
Governor Greitens Announces New Proposal to Fund Key Infrastructure Projects Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced his proposal for a new state program to provide communities with matching funds for infrastructure improvements that will help create jobs. Statement from Governor Greitens: “Our top priority is more jobs and higher pay for the people of Missouri. When I’m talking with people about how to bring more paychecks and bigger paychecks to Missouri, they often tell me that…"Governor Greitens Announces New Proposal to Fund Key Infrastructure Projects"
Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced the principles for his plan for state tax reform. “For too long, our tax system has benefited special interests. Our tax plan puts working families first. We’re simplifying the tax code so small shops can compete with big businesses. We’re cutting taxes on people that work hard so they can keep more money in their pocket. And we’re doing it in a responsible, revenue-neutral way so we don’t put our…"Governor Greitens Outlines Principles for Tax Reform"
Today Governor Eric Greitens announced that the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) in partnership with the Missouri Department of Agriculture is launching a new statewide initiative to expand broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas. Missouri’s rural communities are at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to business development, healthcare, and farming techniques because of a lack of high-speed internet. “We are working for every single Missourian. That’s why we’re proud to announce today…"Governor Greitens launches rural broadband initiative"
Apple says the new tax law will help it contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy over the next five years. It says it will create 20,000 new jobs and open a new campus. Apple expects to pay about $38 billion in taxes for the horde of cash it plans to bring back to the United States. On the heels of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s passage into law, CNBC reports that Apple will…"Apple to repatriate billions in overseas cash"
January 11, 2018, St. Louis Region – Verizon IndyCar Series champion and inaugural Bommarito Automotive Group 500 winner Josef Newgarden will greet fans and sign autographs in the Gateway Motorsports Park booth at the St. Louis Auto Show at the Dome at America’s Center in downtown St. Louis. Newgarden, who won four INDYCAR races in 2017 en route to the championship, will greet fans and sign autographs in the Gateway Motorsports Park booth on Saturday,…"IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden to meet fans at St. Louis Auto Show"
This time of year, New Year’s resolutions are on everyone’s mind. At the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center, we like to look at the new year as a chance to renew our pledge to provide the care our Veterans have earned and deserve. If you are a Veteran with health-conscious 2018 goals of becoming more active, quitting smoking, learning how to cook healthier meals, or just being more proactive about your healthcare, we can…"John J. Pershing VA Medical Center Director Urges Healthy Choices, VA Enrollment"