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Audio: Missouri House Committee approves legislation involving concealed firearms in churches

Legislation that would allow Missourians to carry a concealed gun inside churches and other places of worship without the minister’s consent has been approved by a Missouri House committee. House General Laws Committee chairman Curtis Trent announced Thursday afternoon’s close vote.     The bill is sponsored by GOP State Representatives Ben Baker of Neosho […]

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Missouri in line for $4.5 billion from federal stimulus bill

(Missouri Independent) – Last spring, as Missouri businesses shed hundreds of thousands of jobs, Gov. Mike Parson warned that the state was headed for the worst financial crunch since the 2008 recession. Ten months later, Parson presented a budget plan that anticipates a $1.1 billion surplus on July 1, the biggest in state history. And if the $1.9 trillion pandemic […]

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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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Missouri House committee votes to forgive federal unemployment debts

(Missouri Independent) – Thousands of Missourians facing repayment of mistakenly paid unemployment benefits would get some relief under legislation passed with a bipartisan vote Wednesday in a Missouri House committee. The bill, which will likely be debated on the House floor next week, would forgive debts due to overpayments from federal coronavirus relief programs but would not […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton Utility Committee presented reports involving water treatment plant and water main construction

Reports on current and future projects were given during Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Trenton Utility Committee. The information describes preliminary costs for projects involving Trenton’s water treatment plant. This includes piping for the river and reservoir pump stations as well as the contact basins at the plant on West Crowder Road. Altogether, the cost […]

Veterans

Audio: Missouri veterans’ homes stop spread of COVID-19, now struggling with revenue

The Missouri Veterans Homes have fought their way out of a COVID outbreak – with patient cases down to ZERO. The Veterans Commission now must find additional ways to fund the homes – as they struggle with the number of patients down due to COVID restrictions, and other sources drying up. Terressa Sherlock the commission’s […]

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Glen Briggs steps down as chairman of Local Emergency Planning Committee

Due to a technicality, Glen Briggs reports he’s stepping down as the elected chairman of the Local Emergency Planning Committee for Grundy County, but Briggs says he will continue as the Grundy County Emergency Manager. Due to what was called rule changes implemented by the Missouri Emergency Response Commission, the emergency planning committee chairman can […]

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Audio: Southwest Missouri lawmaker proposes property tax delinquency date changes

Legislation changing the delinquency date of real and personal property taxes from January 1 to March 1 has been heard today (Wednesday) by a Missouri House committee. O’Fallon GOP State Representative Tony Lovasco supports the bill.     The Missouri Association of School Administrators has testified against legislation changing the delinquency date of real and […]

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Demolition of nine properties main topic of Trenton City Council meeting

Accepting recommendations from the Trenton Building and Nuisance Board, the City Council Monday night approved a list of nine houses to be demolished and the selection of a demolition contractor. Three companies submitted bids including Red Rock of Kidder who had the lowest bid for all nine structures at $42,000. His bid actually was $43,400 […]

St. Louis Representative Wiley Price

Audio: Missouri House votes to censure member for allegedly having sex with an intern

For the first time in state history, a Missouri House member has been censured. The House voted 140-3 to publicly condemn St. Louis Democratic state Representative Wiley Price, who is accused of having sex with a capitol intern. Representative Jered Taylor, a Republican from southwest Missouri’s Republic, failed to get two-thirds of members to support […]