"We are working to move Missouri forward, and by focusing on
workforce development and infrastructure - we can reach this goal."
—Governor Mike Parson
Workforce & Education
Governor Parson Understands the importance of education and workforce development to meet the needs of the future. Missouri has made major progress in these areas in recent years, and we must continue to take action, improve education, and provide more options for high-demand job training. From early childhood education to post-secondary opportunities, Governor Parson’s budget makes substantial investments aimed at giving more Missourians the education and training necessary to succeed fill the jobs of tomorrow.
Maintaining our state’s roads, bridges, ports, and waterways is critical to ensuring we have the framework for success going forward, and while outstanding progress was made last year, there is still more to be done. Governor Parson’s budget reflects his continued commitment to revitalizing our infrastructure, calling for key investments in transportation as well as water resources, levee rehabilitation, and rural broadband. These investments will help strengthen Missouri's infrastructure system - a lifeline for transportation across the nation.
As a former sheriff, Governor Parson is committed to protecting and strengthening Missouri communities. To make real change, we must continue to invest in issues that provide individuals with more opportunities, strengthen public safety, and improve the health and well-being of Missourians. Governor Parson’s budget calls for numerous investments in safety to help build stronger communities and broaden the path to success for the communities we serve.
Governor Parson is committed to ensuring all Missourians have access to skilled health care professionals. A key part of this is improving access to providers and hospitals, especially in Missouri's rural areas. Governor Parson's continued investments in broadband and telemedicine infrastructure are designed to help health care providers diagnose and treat patients who might otherwise lack access to quality care.
Governor Parson and his Cabinet remain committed to making state government more efficient and accountable by investing in our workforce, incentivizing better performance, improving budget discipline, and changing how we work to better serve Missourians. As public servants, we constantly strive to be the best for the people of Missouri, and it is our responsibility in state government to provide reliable and responsive service to the people of Missouri.