Safeguarding Missouri's Economy and Workforce

Governor Parson and his administration have been working hard to protect the health and well-being of all Missourians. Here are the most critical actions he’s taken to safeguard Missouri’s economy and workfroce and combat COVID-19.

  • Governor Mike Parson formally requested that President Donald J. Trump approve a Federal Major Disaster Declaration for the entire state of Missouri to expand the resources available to Missouri & speed our ability to robustly respond.

  • Governor Mike Parson led the effort to authorize the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan program in Missouri so that businesses throughout the state are able to deal with the effects of COVID-19.

  • Governor Parson has directed the Department of Economic Development to explore creative ways to contribute to Missouri’s response to COVID-19 such as repurposing Community Development Block Grant funds.

  • Governor Parson allowed the sale of unprepared food by restaurants to the public. Easing this regulatory burden will assist restaurants financially during this time and avoid unnecessary waste. 

  • Income Tax Return Filing deadline extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. 

  • Payment relief for individuals and corporations; payment deadlines extended until July 15, 2020. 

  • DOR implemented automatic extensions for expiring driver licenses and motor vehicle registrations. 

  • The time frame in which a vehicle safety and emission inspection is valid for March and April license plate expirations has also been extended an additional 60 days. 

  • Valid Missouri driver licenses, nondriver licenses and non-commercial instruction permits with original expiration dates of March 1, 2020, through April 30, 2020, have been granted an automatic 60-day extension.

  • Relax the work search requirement for COVID-19 related claims.

  • Acted quickly to decrease processing time for unemployment insurance claims. 

  • Helped employers avoid negative impact on their payroll tax rate, waiving charging COVID-19 related claims on employers’ unemployment insurance accounts.

Paid for by Uniting Missouri PAC, Charlotte Boyer, Treasurer