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USDA encourages rural Missouri communities to apply for loans to improve and rebuild infrastructure

“USDA is committed to being a strong partner to rural communities in building their futures,” Hazlett said. “All people – regardless of their zip code – need modern, reliable infrastructure to thrive, and we have found that when we address this need, many other challenges in rural places become much more manageable.” Eligible rural communities […]

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Grain Belt Express sent back to State Public Service Commission by Missouri Supreme Court

The Grain Belt Express Clean Line, a proposed energy transmission project through northern Missouri, got new life Tuesday following a ruling by the state’s highest court. The Grain Belt Express Clean Line, if built, would carry energy from Kansas to Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, running through several counties including Clinton, Caldwell, Carroll, and Chariton within […]

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McCaskill, Hawley spar over preexisting conditions in health care coverage

Missouri’s Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill continues to attack Republican state Attorney General Josh Hawley over healthcare. Hawley joined a 20-state coalition of attorneys general in February challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. McCaskill says the move means Hawley is threatening the healthcare of those with preexisting conditions.     Hawley has said […]

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Affordable Care Act: 2017 saw increase in uninsured Missourians

A new Gallup survey shows that the uninsured rate rose significantly in Missouri in 2017, a year marked by repeated attempts to repeal, sabotage, or weaken the health care programs and protections of the Affordable Care Act. Gallup attributes the dramatic increase in the number of uninsured Missourians to both the uncertainty created by repeated […]