Missouri Day Festival

“Hometown Heritage” the theme of 2018 Missouri Day Parade

“Hometown Heritage” is the theme of the 34th annual Missouri Day Festival Parade.  The Trenton Rotary Club announced the theme encouraging organizations, businesses, churches, and individuals to help celebrate the importance of our local history, historic individuals and cultural traditions as they plan their entries in the October 20th Festival parade.  Organized in October of 1984, the Missouri Day […]

Eric Schmidt Missouri FIRST Initiative

Missouri FIRST initiative results in 136% increase in agriculture investments

State Treasurer Eric Schmitt has announced his Missouri FIRST initiative has increased agriculture investments through the state’s linked deposit program by 136%. Since the launch of Missouri FIRST in March, the total volume of active agriculture linked deposits has risen from $29.3 million to $69.3 million. Schmitt will visit the State Fair in Sedalia today […]

Minimum Wage

Audio: Efforts to raise Missouri’s minimum wage on ballot in November general election

(Missourinet) – Business owners supporting a ballot measure to raise Missouri’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023 are speaking out. Stacy Jurado-Miller heads the Vecino  Group in Springfield, which is a real estate development firm that specializes in low-income housing. She says taxpayers end up footing the bill for workers with low paying […]

Right To Work

Environmentalists step up to oppose “Right To Work”

Voters will decide in less than a week whether Missouri will become a right-to-work state, potentially weakening unions. It isn’t just union members and labor groups opposing Proposition A: Environmentalists are standing against the right-to-work proposition as well.  Dennis Roach, a former engineer, and union member and a current member of the Sierra Club said unions […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

$25M in grant money sought for roads, bridges and broadband in East Locust Creek Reservoir project

The North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission and the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission have applied for a $25,000,000 grant for roads, bridges, and broadband in the area of the East Locust Creek Reservoir project in Sullivan County. The United States Department of Transportation Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development grant would ensure adequate and […]

President Donald Trump

Audio: Missouri Congress members in rural district back Trump’s tariffs to differing degrees

(Missourinet) – Missouri’s Republican Congressional members that represent rural areas have remained supportive of President Trump’s tariffs, despite some of the tough economic conditions they’ve brought. Southwestern Missouri GOP House member Billy Long says businesses in his district are still behind President Trump and are hopeful trade conditions will improve.     Long says farmers […]

Network cables (RJ45 ) connected to a switch

USDA invests $97 million in rural broadband infrastructure nationwide

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $97 million in 12 projects to provide or improve rural broadband service in 11 states, including Missouri.  “A person’s location should not determine whether he or she has access to modern communications infrastructure,” Secretary Perdue said. “That is why USDA […]

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 […]