Governor Parson Delivers 2021 State of the State Address

Governor Mike Parson made the pandemic the focal point of his State of the State speech that was delivered yesterday (Wednesday).

The governor began by highlighting Missouri’s accomplishments, such as the distribution of over 520 million dollars in CARES Acts funds and over 11 billion in small business loans to offset the financial hardships of COVID-19.

Parson also reminded of the almost 400,000 doses administered to Missourians so far, however he did not mention that Missouri ranks dead last in vaccine rollout among all 50 states.

The speech is typically held in the House of Representatives, however was moved moved to the Senate floor due to COVID-19 concerns.