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MPA Legislative Report: 2021 Missouri Legislative Session Issues

The COVID-19 pandemic is still challenging for everyone including legislators and members of the general public. In anticipation of the legislative session, below is a list of probable issues that will face members of the Missouri Senate and the Missouri House of Representatives. State Budget Approving the annual state budget is the most important duty…

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We Need to Define Local Health Departments’ Power

One of the many things we have learned throughout this year with the pandemic is that our current health department system is not equipped or funded to provide pandemic guidance. Much of the bureaucracy with state and local health departments was created over 100 years ago, when leaders could have never foreseen something like COVID-19.…

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