Environmental Protection Agency EPA

Audio: EPA grant will help Missouri schools test for lead contamination in water

Bipartisan legislation that’s aimed at providing protections for safe drinking water in Missouri schools has been signed into law by Governor Mike Parson. One of the key provisions in House Bill 2120 is from veteran State Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, the former Senate Minority Leader. That provision allows Missouri schools to submit a test of […]

Missouri Main Street Connection

Semi-finalists named in Missouri Main Street Connection Evening of Excellence Virtual Downtown Revitalization awards

The Missouri Main Street Connection has named semi-finalists for awards to be given at the Evening of Excellence Virtual Downtown Revitalization Awards Ceremony. Main Street organizations being recognized include those at Trenton and Albany. The awards ceremony will be streamed on Facebook Live on the night of July 30th at 7 o’clock. It will honor […]

School Funding

Missouri works to avoid K-12 funding decline from coronavirus inflicted attendance drop

Some health experts predict a spike in coronavirus cases this fall – putting Missouri K-12 public schools in a potential funding dilemma. Missouri’s foundation formula – the system used to determine how much state aid to give to schools – is based on a combination of components, including student attendance figures and academic achievement. During […]

Chillicothe R-2 School

Audio: With levy failure, Chillicothe R-2 School Superintendent Dan Wiebers now looking at line items in budget

Chillicothe R-2 School Superintendent Dan Wiebers says he was “very disappointed” by the results of the district’s 68-cent operating tax levy increase on Tuesday, June 2nd’s ballot. The proposal failed with 790 votes in favor and 994 against. The proposal would have adjusted the operating levy of the district to an estimated $4.43 per $100 […]

Governor Parson announces $209 million in additional expenditure restrictions

Governor Mike Parson announced over $209 million in additional expenditure restrictions due to COVID-19.  “It goes without saying that COVID-19 has had severe impacts on our anticipated economic growth. This is truly unlike anything we have ever experienced before, and we are now expecting significant revenue declines,” Governor Parson said.  Between March and April alone, Missouri saw […]