Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Missouri Supreme Court rules voter-approved Medicaid expansion is constitutional

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri must expand Medicaid to 275,000 eligible people who were expecting coverage under a constitutional amendment that took effect July 1, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled Thursday. In a unanimous opinion, the court overturned a trial court ruling that the amendment, passed in August 2020 was unconstitutional because it may increase the state’s cost for […]

Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Attorney General says Missouri lawmakers can refuse to fund Medicaid expansion

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri lawmakers were not obligated to fund Medicaid expansion, and the courts cannot force the state to pay the medical bills of people who would be eligible under an initiative that amended the state constitution, the state attorney general’s office argued in documents filed Monday in Cole County Circuit Court. The filing from Attorney […]

Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Democrats vow court battle if lawmakers don’t fund Missouri Medicaid expansion

(Missouri Independent) – With the Missouri Senate poised for what promises to be a lengthy debate over Medicaid expansion, legislative Democrats said Tuesday that the fight over funding will move to the courts if lawmakers don’t approve money for the new coverage. During a rally on the Capitol Building lawn, Senate Democrats promised to push […]

Issues and races to be decided in today’s primary election in the Green Hills of Northern Missouri

There are few candidate races and ballot issues for today’s primary election within the nine-county, Green Hills Region. Political parties will nominate their candidates to run in the November general election. Polls are open until 7 pm tonight. The only nominating race in Grundy County is for the Republican nomination for Grundy County Presiding Commissioner. […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton Street Department accepting applications for full-time position

The Trenton Street Department is accepting applications for full-time employment. Mechanical, heavy equipment, and electrical experience and having a commercial driver’s license are helpful. Applications are available at the Trenton Street Maintenance Garage at 1900 East 16th Street weekdays from 7 o’clock in the morning to 2:30 in the afternoon. Applications will be accepted until […]

Deputy Sheriff John Stafford

Livingston County Sheriff hires new full-time deputy

Sheriff Steve Cox has announced the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department has a new full-time deputy. John Stafford was hired as a road patrol deputy and began his duties on November 01, 2017.  Deputy Stafford has an outstanding resume, work history, and life-long dedication to serving this country, Kansas City, and now Livingston County.  Sheriff Cox […]