Federal Grant, Legislation Returning Highlight Governor Parson’s Coronavirus Briefing
A federal grant for rural transit was one of the highlights in Mike Parson’s daily coronavirus briefing Tuesday. Missouri’s governor gives insight on what the $61 million grant means.
According to the release, MoDOT will use the funds for operating expenses and capital assistance for 30 Missouri rural agencies, including the nonprofit OATS Inc. Missouri is the first state in the nation to be awarded this grant.
Monday, senator majority leader Caleb Rowden announced on Twitter the legislature is planning to return April 27th. Parson is glad they are planning a come back.
Parson reveals what he’d like to see prioritized from now until the end of the session.
Parson was referring to 200,000 people unemployed.
Monday, over 48,000 KN95 masks designated for first responders had to be recalled because they did not meet the Department of Health and Senior Services standards. Director of Public Safety Sandy Karsten says they can expect to get new masks soon.
Missouri has 4,686 positive cases of coronavirus out of 48,803 tests, and 133 deaths.