Medicaid Expansion

Missouri’s state Treasurer, Scott Fitzpatrick, is warning against Medicaid expansion

Missouri’s state treasurer and the House Budget Committee chairman will travel across the state on Monday, urging Missourians to vote against Medicaid expansion on the August ballot. Medicaid, which is formally known as MO HealthNet, is a federal and state program that assists with medical costs for residents with limited incomes. House Budget Committee Chairman […]

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Missouri House to vote on final approval of state operating budget

The Missouri House is expected to give final approval to a proposed $34.9 billion state operating budget Wednesday in Jefferson City. The House will gavel-in Wednesday morning at 10, and House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith, R-Carthage, tells Missourinet they’ll take up the budget at that time. He notes the Legislature must approve a balanced budget by […]

Finance

Trenton Finance Committee trims proposed budget; deficit reduced to $115,693

Using a combination of adding some revenue and reducing some spending has resulted in an adjustment of over $42,000 on the proposed city of Trenton budget for the one year period beginning the 1st of May. Revisions are recommended in several line item categories as Trenton Finance Committee members and department heads agreed upon reductions. […]

Trenton, Missouri

Breaking down proposed budget expenditures for the city of Trenton

Each of the city of Trenton departments has requested a portion of the funds generated by the capital projects sales tax. The proposed city of Trenton budget includes $1.037,641 in projected capital spending for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Categories involve police, fire, streets, airport, sidewalks, and demolition. The single largest payment coming out of capital […]

Dr. Williams Testifies March 2020

Missouri Health and Senior Services Director testifies that the state is well-prepared for Coronavirus

Missouri’s health director testified Monday afternoon in Jefferson City that he’s hoping for the best and preparing for the worst regarding the coronavirus. State Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Director Dr. Randall Williams appeared before the newly-created Missouri House Special Committee on Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Williams testifies there have been no confirmed […]

Bridge Work

Construction work to place new bridge deck on Thompson River Bridge begins March 2, 2020

Drivers headed west out of Chillicothe on Route 190 may encounter construction delays beginning Monday, March 2. A rehabilitation project to place a new bridge deck on the Thompson River Bridge will be led by contractors from Comanche Construction Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation. This bridge is included in Gov. Parson’s “Focus […]