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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 […]

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Audio: Missouri’s largest utility is first to pass corporate tax cut on to customers

(Missourinet) – Ameren Missouri is the first of the two largest utilities in the state to drop customer rates based on savings it’s receiving from a tax reduction.     Congress cut the nation’s corporate income tax rate from 35%-to-21% last December with the reduction taking effect January 1st. Ameren’s drop of customer rates to […]

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USDA encourages rural Missouri communities to apply for loans to improve and rebuild infrastructure

“USDA is committed to being a strong partner to rural communities in building their futures,” Hazlett said. “All people – regardless of their zip code – need modern, reliable infrastructure to thrive, and we have found that when we address this need, many other challenges in rural places become much more manageable.” Eligible rural communities […]

Veteran Services

Audio: Missouri Congressional member proposes enhancing VA doctor recruitment measures

(Missourinet) – West-central Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler is proposing to let VA hospitals recruit and hire doctors during their residency. She tells Missourinet doctor offices and hospitals practice such recruitment measures.     Hartzler, whose district includes Columbia, goes on to say she thinks failing to recruit doctors during the residency period has contributed to […]

Tariff

Grundy County Extension to host public forum on tariffs

Grundy County Extension will host an agriculture economist from the University of Missouri at a free public forum about new tariffs later this month. Director of Strategic Partnerships for the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Doctor Scott Brown will discuss the latest tariffs implemented by China and Mexico and their […]

Democratic Party

Grundy County Democrats hold event at Rock Barn in Trenton

A Grundy County Democratic Candidate Cookout was held at the Rock Barn in Trenton Saturday night featuring candidates for the August 7th Primary Election appearing before what was described as a moderately sized crowd. Vying for the nomination for the office of Missouri’s 6th Congressional District, all three candidates: Winston Apple, Henry Martin, and Dr. […]

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Audio: Ribbon cutting held to welcome Nestle plant to Trenton

Representatives of city, county, and state governments joined business leaders and others for a ribbon cutting, open house event at the Nestle plant in Trenton. Trenton area chamber of commerce and its ambassadors conducted the ribbon cutting and spoke with Nestle officials. Trenton plant manager Andy Darley is in his 32nd year of employment with Nestle […]

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Missouri Congressman Cleaver warns against tariffs

A Kansas City congressman who also represents parts of west-central Missouri warns tariffs are having a “devastating impact” on some industries in the Show-Me State. Fifth District Congressman Emanuel Cleaver hosted a meeting between farmers and the Canadian Consul General last week in Higginsville.     Cleaver tells Missourinet China is targeting states President Trump […]

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Missouri families step-up to care for foster children

There are more than 15,000 children in Missouri’s foster care system, and that number is growing, due largely to the state’s opioid crisis and growing rate of poverty.   The increase underscores the need to recognize the contributions foster parents make in the lives of children – and one reason why Thursday has been declared National Foster […]