The Board of Public Buildings, chaired by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, met on Sept. 13, 2021 (Photo courtesy Jason Hancock/Missouri Independent)

LGBTQ history exhibit goes unmentioned by Missouri Board of Public Buildings, governor cited for its removal

(Missouri Independent) – When news broke that an LGBTQ history exhibit was suddenly and without warning removed from the Missouri Capitol, Gov. Mike Parson contended the reason was that it didn’t get pre-approval from a board he chairs, but at that board’s first meeting in more than a year on Monday, neither the exhibit nor the […]

Missouri House of Representatives

Governor Parson makes appointments to House and Senate Independent Bipartisan Citizens Commissions

Governor Mike Parson announced 40 appointments to the House and Senate Independent Bipartisan Citizens Commissions. On April 26, 2021, the United States Census Bureau delivered the 2020 Census Apportionment Results to the President of the United States. Consistent with the Missouri Constitution, this started the 60-day window for the Democrat and Republican state and congressional […]

Doug Richey

Audio: Northern Missouri lawmaker to chair new Missouri House subcommittee on stimulus funding

A northern Missouri state lawmaker is chairing a brand-new House subcommittee on federal stimulus spending.     Excelsior Springs GOP State Representative Doug Richey is humbled by the appointment. The subcommittee will hold its first meeting in Jefferson City today (Monday) and will hear public testimony on capital improvement needs that could be eligible for […]

Medicaid Expansion

Audio: Missouri House Budget Committee to take up Medicaid expansion sometime after state of state

The Missouri House Budget Committee will hold its first meeting of 2021 this week in Jefferson City. Brian Hauswirth reports Medicaid expansion discussion won’t happen until after the governor’s State of the State address.     The Missouri House has added a technical session on Friday, which will allow the Budget Committee to meet that […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve bidding out of repairs

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen has approved bidding out electric barn roof repairs following a discussion on the number of electric reserve funds released when the city refinanced electric bonds last year. City Administrator Lance Rains and City Clerk Hattie Rains led the discussion. The cash amount deposited in March 2018 was $98,220.31. The last […]

Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons event set for October 25 at Livingston County Library

The Livingston County Library will host a Dungeons and Dragons event on Thursday, October 25th from 4-7 pm. At the first meeting, players worked on creating characters and this meeting will start the actual campaign. New and experienced players alike are welcome. Suggested age is 13+. For more information on this program, please contact Monica […]

Church with Steeple

Several attend first meeting to discuss formation of Christian school in Trenton

Several interested parents attended a meeting Saturday about possibly starting a non-denominational Christian school in Trenton. Socha Osborn tells that the meeting covered topics such as a location, student ages, dress code, curriculum, and a school board. A location has yet to be determined, but she hopes someone will sell, rent, or donate a building […]