Election 2018

Audio: Missouri Secretary of State says no chance of hacking in Tuesday’s election

(Missourinet) – Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says federal authorities have told him Russians did not interfere with any votes or voter rolls in 2016, and he does not expect that to happen in 2018.     Ashcroft says his office and a separate commission certify every voting machine. There’s a paper trail connected to […]

Medical Marijuana

Five ballot measures, three for medical marijuana, certified for November ballot

(Missourinet) – Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft certified five ballot measures that will NOT be part of Tuesday’s primary but WILL be on the November     Three of them would legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes while a fourth would hike the minimum wage and the fifth would change redistricting procedures […]

Right To Work

Audio: Right to Work opponents mobilize ahead of next week’s Missouri primary election

(Missourinet) – Opponents of a Right To Work measure continue to urge voters to defeat the ballot initiative ahead of next week’s primary election. During a press conference, today in St. Louis, Amy Blouin of the Missouri Budget Project says banning mandatory union fees would have a negative impact on all workers, not just organized […]

Right To Work

Audio: Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft Discusses August Right-to-Work Referendum

(Missourinet) – For the first time in more than 36 years, Missourians will be casting ballots on what’s known as a referendum. The right-to-work referendum will appear on your August 7th statewide ballot. A referendum involves a bill approved by the Missouri Legislature, which in this case is a 2017 right-to-work bill. Labor unions were […]

Register To Vote

Deadline for voter registration in August Primary is July 11 in Grundy County

The Grundy County Clerk’s Office reports the last day to register to vote for the August 7th Primary Election is July 11th. The last day for registered Grundy County voters to request absentee ballots be mailed by the County Clerk’s Office is August 1st. Registered Grundy County voters may vote absentee in the County Clerk’s […]

Absentee Voting

Absentee ballots for August Primary now available in Grundy and Livingston Counties

Absentee ballots for the August 7th Primary Election are now available at the Grundy and Livingston County Clerks Offices. Residents of Grundy and Livingston counties may vote absentee at their respective courthouse in Trenton or Chillicothe Monday through Friday from 8:30 in the morning to 4:30 in the afternoon. Both county clerks offices will also […]

Right To Work

Missouri legislature has two right to work measures moving fast in last week of session

The Missouri Senate has passed a resolution that would move up the date on a ballot referendum with the hope voters will pass right to work into law. A ballot measure to make right to work a constitutional amendment was soundly defeated in 1978. But Republican Senator Mike Kehoe thinks the business and work environment […]


Missouri voters to decide on initiative targeting corruption in government

Volunteers in the Clean Missouri Initiative recently submitted nearly 347,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office – more than double the amount needed to get their issues on a statewide ballot in November.  The initiative’s goal is to rid the state of corruption by giving voters the power to decide on limits to campaign contribution and […]

Absentee Voting

A total of 52 absentee ballots cast at Grundy County Courthouse

The Grundy County Clerk’s office was open special hours Saturday morning to allow people to vote absentee in Tuesday’s elections. Six people voted during that four-hour period bringing the total to 52 absentee ballots returned to the clerk’s office in Trenton. Another 12 people have requested an absentee ballot but those ballots have not yet […]

Right To Work

Audio: Missouri labor rallies against Right-to-Work

The Missouri House sponsor of a right-to-work measure disagrees with Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh’s warning that right-to-work will lead to lower wages and decreased safety protections. Sikeston GOP State Representative Holly Rehder predicts right-to-work will increase union jobs in Missouri.     Labor unions and their supporters were able to collect enough signatures to […]

Princeton R-5 School

Audio: Princeton School District to have “no tax increase” bond issue on April 4th ballot

Multiple improvements to facilities on the Princeton school campus are contingent on voter approval of what officials call a “no tax increase” bond issue. The proposal will be Proposition 2 on the April 4 ballot in the Princeton district and Superintendent Jerry Girdner discussed the ballot issue.     Girdner explains how the school district […]

County Road

Public meetings to be held in Sullivan County regarding funding and maitenance of county roads

A series of meetings is planned at locations across Sullivan County this week to obtain public input and provide information regarding funding and maintenance of the county roads. There’s a tax issue on the primary election ballot Tuesday, August 2nd for voters of Sullivan County to decide. There will be a meeting tonight at 7 […]

General Election

Area voters face a multitude of issues on Tuesday, April 5th ballots

Numerous ballot issues, in several jurisdictions await voters Tuesday, April 5th, on election day. Involved are cities of Trenton, Princeton, Jamesport, Winston, Lock Springs, Ridgeway, Lucerne, Laclede, and Marceline. School districts with issues to decide include Princeton, Unionville, Chillicothe, Winston, Pattonsburg, and Hamilton. There also are issues for Sullivan and Harrison Counties. City of Trenton […]

Trenton Fire Department

Learn all about the tax issue: Trenton Fire Tax “Sparks” interest

A Trenton committee promoting the city sales tax issue for the fire department points out home and business owners could see lower insurance premiums once a proposed fire training facility is established at Trenton.  Part of the revenue generated by a one-quarter of a cent sales tax is earmarked for firefighter training locally and from […]