Missouri Department of Mental Health Director Valerie Huhn (hewn) says mandatory overtime for workers is leading to a greater number of employees quitting. Due to staffing problems, she says the department is not doing everything it needs to be doing to support patients.


Huhn says she is a supporter of the governor’s pay increase proposal for a 15-dollar minimum wage and a 5.5-percent cost-of-living increase. Governor Parson wants the Missouri Legislature to pass the proposal by the end of this month.