"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 demands of the future. Missouri has made major progress on this issue 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 fill the jobs of tomorrow.
Maintaining our state’s roads, bridges, and waterways is critical to ensuring we have the framework for success in the future, and while outstanding progress has been made in recent years, there is still more work to be done. Governor Parson’s budget reflects his continued commitment to revitalizing our state's infrastructure, calling for key investments in our roads, rail, ports, airports, and in broadband. These investments will help strengthen Missouri's infrastructure system, which serves as a lifeline for transportation across the nation.
Governor Parson and his cabinet remain committed to the safety of all Missourians. As a former Sheriff, and having served in law enforcement for more than 22 years, Governor Parson knows what it takes to keep our communities safe. Governor Parson's budget calls for numerous investments in public safety to better serve our communities.
Governor Parson is committed to ensuring all Missourians have access to mental health and health care services. Governor Parson's continued investments in health care are designed to provide additional access points for health care and mental health, additional services for those seeking mental health support, and support for health care providers. Governor Parson has done this by partnering with community-based organizations, and health care providers and professionals to ensure quality services are afforded to Missouri's most vulnerable citizens.
Governor Parson and his Cabinet remain committed to making state government more efficient and accountable by investing in our workforce, incentivizing better performance, and regularly reassessing how we work to better serve Missourians. As public servants, it is our responsibility to provide reliable and responsive service to the people of Missouri. Governor Parson's budget reflects his continued support for state team members and the need to invest in state government to meet the demands of the future.