Governor Mike Parson in his State of the State speech Wednesday conveyed a theme of “We are not done yet” as he called on legislators to make key investments in infrastructure improvements, public safety, workforce development, education, and health and mental health care.
His speech also focused on the progress the state government has made in infrastructure, workforce and education, mental health and health, government reform, and public safety. 121st District State Representative Bill Hardwick of Waynesville comments.
Highlights of the speech included $250 million to continue broadband expansion, $859 million to expand portions of I-70 to six lanes, $117 million to fully fund the education foundation formula, and $32 million to expand the Career Ladder Program for teachers. Governor Parson also proposed $50 million for school safety grants for Missouri schools to make physical security investments on their campuses, develop safety plans, establish school resource officer programs, and increase active threat training.