Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway

Audio: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway testifies before House committee

Missouri’s State Auditor says her office’s workload has increased because of the growing number of initiative petitions being filed. Auditor Nicole Galloway testifies her office has already received 350 requests for fiscal notes involving initiative petitions filed for the 2018 cycle.     Galloway, a Democrat, echoes what GOP Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said […]

Training and education

Audio: Missouri Senate could consider tuition tax credits

The Missouri Senate could consider today whether to let parents use tuition tax credits to help offset costs for their children to attend private or parochial schools. Brent Gahn with the Missouri School Boards Association calls the proposed credits “vouchers in disguise” that would cost the state up to 25-million dollars annually.     Supporters […]

House member wants sex education in Missouri schools to go a step further

In this revolution of high-profile sexual misconduct scandals, a state House member wants sex education in Missouri schools to go a step further. Alisa Nelson reports.     A House committee will consider this evening whether to require Missouri school districts teaching sex education to include curriculum about sexual harassment, violence, and consent. Sikeston Republican […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri Corrections Department head says she’s made massive leadership changes after prison scandal

The Missouri Department of Corrections head says she’s made massive personnel changes in management and staff. Director Anne Precythe, who was hired last year after a newspaper story revealed a prison culture of harassment, intimidation, and retaliation, told a state House committee she spent most of 2017 focused on staff.     Last year, the […]

Immigration

Audio: Missouri Dreamer tells family’s tale of living in uncertainty

An immigrant living in Missouri says her family is extra cautious since President Trump ended a program last year that lets foreigners temporarily live in the U.S. When immigration work begins today in the U.S. Senate, Diana hopes Congress will support a pathway to citizenship for the 1.8-million immigrants known as Dreamers.   President Trump […]

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway

Auditor Galloway warns Missouri budget unstable, Missourians could feel the pressure

 Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a report that finds individual taxpayers are on the hook more than ever to fund the government, creating increasing budget instability as the state struggles to meet its obligations, including paying tax returns on time. These realities, along with years of policy decisions based on unrealistic expectations, have […]

Eric Schmitt

MOST 529 savings program expanded to include tuition for public, private and religious K-12 schools

The board governing Missouri’s MOST 529 plan recently passed a resolution acknowledging the expansion of the program to include tuition for public, private and religious K-12 schools. “The expansion of the MOST 529 program to include K-12 tuition is one of the most important improvements to Missouri education policy in the past decade,” said State […]

Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Department of Conservation reports final deer harvest 283,940, archery turkey harvest 2,426

Missouri’s 2017-2018 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation reporting a preliminary total harvest of 283,940 deer. Top counties for the overall season were Howell with 6,182 deer harvested, Franklin with 5,957, and Texas with 5,619. Of the 283,940 deer harvested, 135,891 were antlered bucks, 30,538 were button bucks, and 117,511 […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Audio: Legislative panel continues work to overhaul climate within Missouri’s prisons

A special legislative committee will continue its work this session to help improve the environment within Missouri’s prisons. The Department of Corrections has dealt with dozens of employee claims of harassment, intimidation, and abuse by correctional officers that have cost the state millions to settle. Chairman, Jim Hansen of northeast Missouri’s Frankford, tells Moberly radio […]

Cold Weather

Most Missouri schools close during frigid weather, some in hardest hit areas tough it out

School districts across Missouri are closed today because of excessively cold weather.     After much of the state received one-to-three inches of snow on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, temperatures began to dive and continued to drop overnight Tuesday morning. Wind chill values reached minus-10, and in some cases, minus-25. The only part […]

Governor Eric Greitens

Audio: Missouri governor’s speech overshadowed by admission of extra-marital affair and blackmail accusation

On a night when Missouri Governor Eric Gretiens was set to display leadership and strength, a salacious story overtook his message.     Shortly after delivering his State of the State address calling for tax cuts and ethics reform, Greitens, his wife, and their attorney released a Facebook statement confirming an extramarital affair on the […]

Court Gavel and Scales

Boonville woman pleads guilty to firing shots during pursuit

Timothy A. Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Boonville, Mo., woman who fired at law enforcement officers and other motorists during a high-speed pursuit pleaded guilty in federal court. Victoria Ann Buol, 25, of Boonville, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to the charges […]

Missouri State Treasurer returns $45 million of Unclaimed Property in first year as treasurer

Missouri State Treasurer returns $45 million of unclaimed property in first year as treasurer

State Treasurer Eric Schmitt has made history by returning more Unclaimed Property in his first year than any previous treasurer in Missouri history. Treasurer Schmitt today announced he returned $45 million in Unclaimed Property during his first year in office, surpassing the previous record of $29 million. “I’m proud of our team for breaking yet […]

Farmers Market

Doubling food stamp benefits at Missouri farmers’ markets

Farmers’ markets are pulling out all of the stops as a guilt-free alternative as many people stuff themselves silly during the holidays.  Known for their fresh produce, meats, and dairy, farmers’ markets are now attracting lower-income families with incentives through various government food-aid programs such as SNAP and WIC.  Corrina Smith, executive director of Columbia […]

Crime

Missouri gets more dollars to help reduce violent crime

The eastern district of Missouri is getting additional resources to help reduce violent crime. With a report on the story, here is Jill Enders.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions has selected the Eastern District of Missouri to receive additional resources to tackle violent crime. The district will receive two additional Assistant U.S. Attorneys to focus […]

Deer with Chronic Wasting Disease or CWD

Audio: Missouri high court to hear regulation case as state reports increase in deadly deer disease

The Missouri Department of Conservation has reported numerous new cases of a deadly disease in deer just as its attempted regulations are being litigated.     The state agency says 15 free-ranging Missouri deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease out of nearly 18,400 tests of the animals so far in the current hunting […]

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway

Missouri State Auditor finds increasing number of taxpayers receiving late tax refunds

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the timeliness of income tax refunds by the Department of Revenue that revealed refunds to taxpayers have been increasingly delayed at the direction of the Department of Revenue and the Office of Administration. Auditor Galloway issued the report despite unprecedented attempts by the current Governor’s administration […]

Sam Graves announces nominations to U.S. Military Academies

U.S. Representative Sam Graves announced the United States Military Service Academy nominations for students in Missouri’s Sixth Congressional District. Each year, members of Congress are tasked with selecting qualified students from their respective districts to attend one of America’s prestigious military academies. “North Missouri year in and year out has produced impressive candidates for our nation’s military […]

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Former administrator pleads guilty to stealing $227,000 from Pettis County Ambulance District

The former administrator of the Pettis County Ambulance District pleaded guilty in federal court today to embezzling more than $227,000 from the district. Michael Paul Gardner, 62, of Sedalia, Mo., waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to a federal information that charges him […]