Flooding in northwest Missouri

Audio: Missouri budget includes $8M in flood aid

The Missouri Senate has passed a 30 billion dollar state budget that includes eight-million dollars in state aid to help rebuild from recent flooding. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Dan Hegeman of northwest Missouri’s Cosby says House and Senate conference committee members will meet soon to determine if the funding will remain in the proposed budget. […]

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Audio: Missouri Senate Passes $30 Billion Dollar Budget

The Missouri Senate has passed a proposed 30 billion dollar state budget for the fiscal year beginning in July. The fiscal outline includes 3.5-billion dollars for the formula used to fund Missouri’s K through 12 public schools – a 62-million dollar increase over the current year. Creve Coeur Democrat Jill Schupp says the proposed school […]

CAFO

Audio: Controversial agriculture bill could resurface today in Missouri Senate

A controversial agriculture bill could resurface today in the Missouri Senate.     The state Senate could debate today whether to ban Missouri counties from enforcing rules stricter than state regulations required for large animal feeding operations. Jefferson City Republican Mike Bernskoetter’s bill would bar counties from limiting where the farming operations, known as CAFOs, […]

Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA)

Missouri Public Utility Alliance responds to Grain Belt-related legislation passed by Missouri House

The Missouri House advanced House Bill 1062 to the Missouri Senate. This bill will effectively kill new infrastructure projects like the Grain Belt Express transmission line. Members of the Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA) have repeatedly let lawmakers know that 39 local consumer-owned utilities, representing more than 350,000 people in the state, stand to lose […]