Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson to be in Milan to sign resolution regarding East Locust Creek Reservoir

Thursday’s visit to Milan by Governor Parson is to sign a House-Senate resolution that enables the state to join in a debt service arrangement supporting the construction of the East Locust Creek Reservoir. That’s the large lake proposed north of Milan to serve as a regional water supply and offer recreational opportunities. The resolution enables […]

Gas Tax

Audio: Missouri’s Senate President says state is $800 million short annually in maintaining the state highway system

Business groups and construction companies from across the state have testified for legislation to increase Missouri’s gasoline tax by 12-point-five cents per gallon by 2025.     Schatz testified last (Wednesday) night before a Missouri House committee. The GOP-controlled Missouri Senate has already given final approval to the bill.  Schatz is urging lawmakers to increase […]

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Audio: Northern Missouri lawmaker warns about shortage of gas stations near Missouri-Iowa border; says It’s a safety issue

A state lawmaker who represents four northern Missouri counties is warning about the lack of gas stations near the Missouri-Iowa border. Newtown State Representative Danny Busick, the Missouri House Special Committee on Small Business vice chair, says regulations make it difficult to operate small gas stations.     But Busick tells our Moberly affiliate KWIX […]

Minimum Wage

Audio: Bill in Missouri Legislature would delay full increase of minimum wage hike

In 2018, 62-percent of Missouri voters approved a gradual minimum wage hike of $12.00 an hour by 2023. A state House committee is considering a bill that would delay the full increase by three years. During a committee hearing, Representative Allen Andrews of northwest Missouri’s Grant City says he supports the bill. He says his […]

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Audio: Under new legislation, dentists could volunteer as vaccinators during times of emergencies

Missouri could let dentists volunteer as vaccinators during emergencies. State Representative Danny Busick, a Republican from northern Missouri’s Newtown, has filed legislation that would add dentists to the list of professionals allowed to help in the fight against COVID-19. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports other states are also considering whether dentists should be allowed to […]

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Election Preview: Candidates running unopposed in many northern Missouri counties; other seats hotly contested

While five Green Hills counties do not have any head to head races in the general election today, there are contests to be decided in four area counties, plus for an area state representative seats and one for state senate. Candidates are unopposed for county-wide offices in Grundy, Mercer, Harrison, Putnam, and Sullivan counties. Also […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves re-opening procedures; meal prices increased

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education the evening of Monday, August 10th approved reopening procedures for staff and students. A Grundy County CARES Act agreement was also approved. Meal prices were increased by 10 cents. The increase applies to all student and adult breakfasts and lunches. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis was approved as the Migratory and […]

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Missouri House approves SB-391 that prevents counties from passing health ordinances aimed at CAFOs

The Missouri House of Representatives has given final approval to Senate Bill 391, legislation that would prevent counties from passing health ordinances aimed at large agricultural operations. The House voted 103-44 to approve the bill, which would prevent county health boards or county commissioners from passing standards stricter than state law. The Missouri House of […]

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Governor Mike Parson makes appointments to commissions and offices in area counties

Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced Wednesday appointments to various commissions and offices. Those appointments included Randy Huffman of rural Galt as the Sullivan County Western District Commissioner. Huffman replaces Danny Busick who resigned from the commissioner position and was to be sworn in today (Wednesday) as the Second District State Representative for Mercer, Sullivan, and […]

Election Results

Local election results for November 6, 2018

It was a 61.24% voter turnout for Grundy County in the November 6, 2018 election. Five people last night were elected to Grundy County offices, without opposition. Phillip Ray wins as presiding commissioner. Incumbents winning another term were Associate Judge Steve Hudson, Circuit Clerk and Ex officio recorder Becky Stanturf, County Clerk Betty Spickard, and Prosecuting Attorney […]

Political Debate

Putnam County Democratic Committee to hold candidate debate

Putnam County R-1 Government students will assist the Putnam County Democratic Committee in holding a debate and candidate meet and greet next week. Putnam County teacher and administrator Mary Comstock and Government teacher Chris Lindhoff will moderate the debate at the commons of the high school in Unionville Tuesday evening at 6:30. Background on the […]

Election 2018

Today marks final day for county/district candidates to file for August primary election

Today is the final day for county and district candidates to file for the August primary election. As of 11:15 Tuesday morning, March 27, there was only one race in Grundy County. Rick Hull, Mark Moore, and Phillip Ray have filed for Presiding Commissioner. Others filing for Grundy County offices include Betty Spickard for County […]

Election 2018

Races for office shaping up in upcoming August primary

Candidate filings began Tuesday for multi-county districts in this area. A 7th district state representative race is shaping up between Republican Rusty Black of Chillicothe and Democrat Dennis VanDyke of Marceline. Both have to be nominated by their parties in the August primary election. After the first day of filings, Republican Danny Busick of Newtown […]

Election 2018

Day one of candidates filing for office keeps courthouses busy

More district-level candidates have filed for the August Primary election. Henry Robert Martin of Kansas City and Winston Apple of Independence have filed as Democrats for Sixth District U. S. Representative. Republican Sam Graves of Tarkio filed for re-election for the Representative position. Republican Dan Hegeman of Cosby filed for reelection for 12th District State […]

Missouri House of Representatives

Sullivan County man announces run for Missouri House of Representatives

Sullivan County Commissioner Danny Busick of Newtown recently announced he is running for the Missouri House of Representatives. Busick says his decision to run for Third District State Representative goes back to his former neighbor who used be a Representative of the Third District, which intrigued Busick. He says the thing that has urged him […]