Federal Income Tax Paperwork

Coalition of lawmakers urge Biden administration to drop proposed tax hike on farm families

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), along with the entire Senate Republican caucus, sent a letter to President Biden urging him to abandon his effort to impose a capital gains tax increase on family-owned businesses, farms, and ranches. Repealing this part of the tax code would have a devastating effect on multi-generation operations, which could lead […]

Back the Blue

Missouri Attorney General presents “Back the Blue” award to two St. Charles police officers

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt presented two St. Charles City Police Department officers with his “Back the Blue” award. Officer Dillon Porzel and Officer Christopher Scanga were honored with the award in a ceremony at the St. Charles Police Department headquarters. “Our state’s law enforcement make tough decisions and incredible sacrifices every single day. As […]

Parson signing new legislation

Governor Parson signed four bills into law on Tuesday afternoon

Governor Mike Parson signed four additional bills into law on Tuesday afternoon.  SB 36 – Capitol Complex Tax Credit:  Creates a $10 million tax credit for rehabilitation or renovation of buildings in the Capitol Complex.  SB 57 – Funding for Criminal Behavior Deterrence:  Creates the Economic Distress Zone Fund, which provides funding to nonprofits that […]

CAFO or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

Some of Missouri’s largest CAFOs are seeking less stringent state regulation

Eleven of Missouri’s largest concentrated animal feeding operations are working to reduce the state’s oversight of their hog facilities despite a record of manure spills and clean water violations.  Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, has 11 CAFOs seeking new state permits.  The facilities, dotted across northern Missouri, combined are capable of raising more […]

Drug Trafficking

Missouri man sentenced to 15 years in prison, without parole, for illegal firearms and drug trafficking

A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for drug trafficking and illegally possessing firearms that were linked to several shootings. Marck E. Fristoe, 28, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 9, 2020, Fristoe pleaded guilty to one count of […]

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Chillicothe Police Department acquires new tools to assist with community safety

The Chillicothe Police Department has acquired new tools as part of a community safety initiative that started last year after receiving the law enforcement tax. Police Chief Jon Maples reports the department now has the LexisNexis Community Crime Map and four radar speed display trailers. The Community Crime Map connects law enforcement with the community […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Additional vaccines allocated to St. Louis area vaccination events

Governor Mike Parson announced that the state will be able to allocate additional COVID-19 vaccine doses to state-sponsored vaccination events being held in the St. Louis area March 25 – 26, 2021.  “With increasing vaccine supply, we are able to allocate additional doses to our vaccination events in the St. Louis area,” Governor Parson said. “These state-supported […]

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Mega COVID-19 vaccination site in St. Louis announced for Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Governor Mike Parson announced that the state will host a Mega Vaccination Site in St. Louis at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park on Thursday, March 25, and Friday, March 26, 2021. “The additional vaccine doses this Mega Vaccination Site will provide to Region C will continue to alleviate some of the backlog that […]

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States question whether new federal stimulus law rules out tax cuts

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden’s massive pandemic stimulus law pumps a welcome infusion of federal aid into state and local government coffers — but one brief section is raising questions about whether states are barred from cutting their own taxes if they accept the federal help. The Senate added language to the COVID-19 relief package […]

Titus Kottwitz

Seventh grade Trenton Middle School student, Titus Kottwitz, wins spelling bee in St. Joseph on his own “volition”

A Trenton seventh-grader, Titus Kottwitz, won the Northwest Missouri Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday in St. Joseph. The Trenton Middle School student was among 26 spellers competing from 13 counties in northwest Missouri winning by spelling the word “volition.” There now will be preliminary, quarterfinal, and semi-final rounds held virtually to determine the national finalists […]

Spelling Bee

Fourteen area counties to send top spellers to compete in Northwest Missouri Regional Spelling Bee

Fourteen counties will send their top two spellers to compete when Mosaic Life Care Foundation hosts and sponsors the Northwest Missouri Regional Spelling Bee this weekend. Registration for the bee will begin at EmPowerU at 518 South Sixth Street in Saint Joseph Saturday afternoon at 12:30. The competition will start at 1 o’clock. Those spellers […]

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Mosaic Life Care Foundation to host Northwest Missouri Regional Spelling Bee

Mosaic Life Care Foundation will host and sponsor the Northwest Missouri Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 13, at emPowerU, 518 South 6th St. Registration for the spelling bee will begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by the competition at 1 p.m. Upon arrival, Mosaic Life Care Foundation will follow appropriate guidelines with visitors, including temperature […]