Governor Parson Delivers State of the State

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On Wednesday afternoon, Governor Parson delivered his 2019 State of the State address. In his address, the governor emphasized his priorities for the 2019 General Assembly, which are workforce development and infrastructure.
 
"When we try to make everything a priority, the fact is nothing is truly a priority," Parson said. "So let me be crystal clear: Cultivating and training our workforce for high-demand jobs and investing in critical infrastructure are the priorities we must address this session."
 
Atop the list of priorities is funding for bridge repairs, which will require a loan to complete. The $351 million bond package, which will cost the state roughly $30 million a year for the next 15 years, will be used to repair or replace 251 bridges. Parson hopes the borrowed cash will create thousands of jobs while freeing up existing revenue in the department of transportation for other infrastructure projects.
 
Read about the details of Parson's budget proposal and more from his address in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

January 18, 2019 - 2:02pm
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