Medical Marijuana

Five ballot measures, three for medical marijuana, certified for November ballot

(Missourinet) – Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft certified five ballot measures that will NOT be part of Tuesday’s primary but WILL be on the November     Three of them would legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes while a fourth would hike the minimum wage and the fifth would change redistricting procedures […]

Healthcare Graphic

McCaskill, Hawley spar over preexisting conditions in health care coverage

Missouri’s Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill continues to attack Republican state Attorney General Josh Hawley over healthcare. Hawley joined a 20-state coalition of attorneys general in February challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. McCaskill says the move means Hawley is threatening the healthcare of those with preexisting conditions.     Hawley has said […]

Audio: Missouri Governor Parson Appoints Kehoe as Lieutenant Governor

(Missourinet) – Missouri’s governor has appointed Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe of Jefferson City as Lieutenant Governor. Governor Mike Parson made Monday’s announcement at the Statehouse, saying the lieutenant governor position reassures Missourians that all operations of state government will continue.  Parson also praises Kehoe’s background:     While the Missouri Constitution doesn’t specifically address how the […]

Right To Work

Missouri legislature has two right to work measures moving fast in last week of session

The Missouri Senate has passed a resolution that would move up the date on a ballot referendum with the hope voters will pass right to work into law. A ballot measure to make right to work a constitutional amendment was soundly defeated in 1978. But Republican Senator Mike Kehoe thinks the business and work environment […]

Election Day

A preview of election day in north Missouri

This could be considered “nomination” day. Candidates in the primary election are nominated by their respective parties to run in November’s general election. Ballots to choose from represent the Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, and Constitution parties. With just one county race and one for state representative, Grundy County has fewer absentee ballots to count that it did in the last […]

Chillicothe Firefighter/Paramedic to receive state wide honor

(Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune) –  A Chillicothe firefighter and paramedic is to receive a statewide honor this July. Larry Warren, Commander of the Vern R. Glick Post No. 25, of the American Legion, announced that Firefighter Lieutenant Tracy Bradley was named The American Legion’s Firefighter of the Year for Missouri. The announcement came during the regular meeting […]