Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft

Ashcroft visits northern Missouri

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft visited Caldwell, Daviess, Harrison, Mercer, Carroll, and Ray counties on Tuesday to conclude the third straight year of visiting each of Missouri’s 114 counties. Ashcroft invited Missouri’s legislators to join him for Tuesday’s visits and has offered to travel to legislators’ districts this fall to hold voter registration events with […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Salary Commission votes in favor of cost of living raises

The Grundy County Salary Commission voted on a proposal for a cost of living adjustment for the salaries of elected officials. Seven were in favor of the proposal for a one percent adjustment, and three were against it. Grundy County Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray notes the Salary Commission’s cost of living adjustment proposal will come […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission takes part in Incident Command System training

A class was held in Trenton this week covering the National Incident Management Command System. Grundy County Emergency Management reports chief elected officials, emergency response personnel, dispatchers, and emergency managers from the state attended the multi-day class. Grundy County Clerk Betty Spickard previously said the Grundy County Commission attended the training at the North Central […]

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Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway releases audits of State Treasurer’s Office

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released two audit reports of the State Treasurer’s Office. A closeout audit was completed to assist in the transition for the newly appointed treasurer. The State Treasurer’s Office is also audited annually, in accordance with state law. As with audits of the office issued since 2016, the reports had […]

Preferred Family Healthcare

Former executives at Preferred Family Healthcare indicted for embezzlement and public corruption scheme

Two former executives of a Springfield, Mo.-based charity and an Arkansas state senator have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a multi-million-dollar public corruption scheme that involved embezzlement, bribes and illegal campaign contributions for elected public officials in Missouri and Arkansas, announced U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison of the Western District […]

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Trenton City Council agenda for Monday meeting includes seven ordinances

The Trenton City Council will consider seven ordinances at its next meeting regarding various matters, including the adoption of the budget, approving agreements, transferring of funds, and amending city code. The meeting will be held at Trenton City Hall on Monday night, April 8, 2019, at 7 o’clock. Two ordinances involving the budget would fix […]

Farmers Electric Coop

Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Essay Contest winners announced

The winners of the 56th Annual Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Essay Contest have been announced. Pattonsburg High School junior Hannah McDaniel won the Annual Youth Tour to Washington Essay Contest with Breckenridge High School junior Megan Sayers placing second. Both won all-expense paid trips to the Annual Youth Tour to Washington, D. C. in June. The […]

Audio: Nancy Pelosi makes stop in Ferguson to push for bills addressing voting rights, dark money

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a stop in the St. Louis-area of Ferguson Monday to rally support for two bills. Pelosi joined eastern Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay and other elected officials at the Urban League Empowerment Center about the proposals that would expand voting rights and change laws about concealed campaign gifts.     Pelosi […]

State Representative Rusty Black

Seventh District State Representative Rusty Black on Bills passed in the General Assembly

Seventh District State Representative Rusty Black of Chillicothe reports the 100th General Assembly passed three Bills in the past week. Black reports one Bill related to ethics and prohibits lobbyist gifts to local government officials, superintendents, school board members, members of governing bodies of charter schools, and their staff. It prevents a “revolving door” by […]