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Audio: Bipartisan support in Missouri legislature involving federal stimulus checks and taxation

There is bipartisan support for legislation ensuring that Missourians cannot be taxed on their federal stimulus checks. Missouri House Budget Committee chairman Cody Smith of Carthage presented his bill Wednesday in Jefferson City,     Smith tells lawmakers it’s important to act, noting that under Missouri’s tax code, federal stimulus checks related to COVID are […]

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Biden backs reparations study, as House Democrats push for commission

(Missouri Independent) – The White House on Wednesday indicated that President Joe Biden would support studying reparations for slavery, the same day that House Democrats held a hearing on legislation that would set up a reparations commission. But White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stopped short of saying Biden would sign the bill under consideration […]

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Audio: House Budget Committee Chairman says Missourians should NOT be taxed on COVID stimulus checks

The House Budget Committee chairman says Missourians shouldn’t be taxed on federal stimulus checks. Brian Hauswirth spoke with Committee Chairman Cody Smith.     House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith of southwest Missouri’s Carthage says under the state’s tax code, federal stimulus checks related to COVID are subject to personal income tax. Smith says Missourians […]

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Grundy County Commission approve ordinance ensuring no other laws infringe on rights guaranteed by Second Amendment

The Grundy County Commission approved a Second Amendment Perseverance Ordinance on Tuesday morning, February 9th. The ordinance installs protections in Grundy County on federal acts, laws, orders, rules, and regulations, which infringe on rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article 1, Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution. Presiding Commissioner […]

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Grundy County Commission approves Local Emergency Operations Plan and Law Enforcement Block Grant

The Grundy County Commission approved the Local Emergency Operations Plan and the Law Enforcement Block Grant the morning of February 2nd. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray says the law enforcement grant involves the sheriff’s office and rolls over every year. Tusa of Liberty will hold a conference at the courthouse in Trenton on February 8th at […]

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Department of Justice arrests 11 individuals on drug conspiracy and dog fighting charges

An indictment was unsealed charging 11 individuals on a 136-count federal indictment including violations of drug conspiracy, drug possession, and drug possession with the intent to distribute, and violations of the dogfighting prohibitions of the federal Animal Welfare Act, and conspiracy to commit the same. The defendants include Jarvis Lockett, 40, of Warner Robins, Georgia; […]

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Spickard Board of Education adopts Grundy County Hazard Mitigation Plan; approves audit

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education approved a resolution at a meeting Tuesday evening, January 18th adopting the Grundy County Hazard Mitigation Plan. Superintendent Doctor Kristi Weldon reports Jennifer Wyckoff with the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission spoke on hazard mitigation planning. The board approved the 2019-2020 audit. Alexis Sturgeon and Glen Wilson were appointed […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy to graduate 31 new troopers

Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Eric Olson announces that 31 troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy. The ceremony will be by invitation only due to COVID-19 guidelines and can be watched live on the patrol’s Facebook page on the morning of January 20th at 10 o’clock. Members of the 110th Recruit Class with […]