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Missouri House approves $34.9 billion budget, following heated debate on Medicaid expansion

The Missouri House voted Wednesday afternoon to give final approval to a $34.9 billion state operating budget. GOP leaders say it’s a budget that’s about $146 million less than the current budget. Most House members wore masks during the debate, which got heated during a discussion about Medicaid expansion. Due to COVID-19 concerns, there were just three […]

Grundy Electric Foundation

GEC Community Foundation awards grants to area organizations

GEC Community Foundation, Incorporated Trustees have awarded seven grants totaling $5,101. School districts receiving education grants were Princeton, North Mercer of Mercer, Grundy County R-5 of Galt, Cainsville, and Gilman City. S. M. Rissler Elementary School of Trenton also received an education grant. A healthcare grant was awarded to Life Options Green Hills of Trenton. […]

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Audio: Hospitals receive CARES Act funds but financial losses continue

Missouri’s hospitals have gotten some relief from the CARES Act- to offset the lost revenue from canceled and NON-COVID related procedures.  But the losses continue, says Dave Dillon of the Missouri Hospital Association- and the majority of the money for health clinics and hospitals is still in Washington.     Missouri’s hospitals got some relief […]

Unemployment

Audio: Governor Parson says unemployment insurance fund cannot help all Missourians seeking benefits

More Missourians than ever before are out of work. Since the coronavirus started creeping its way into the state’s economy in mid-March, more than 339,000 people have requested unemployment aid. That’s nearly double the number of jobless claims filed in all of 2019. During his coronavirus briefing, Governor Parson says he does not think the […]

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. […]

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Scammers in Chillicothe turn to mailboxes for information

The Chillicothe Police Department has received several reports of local residents falling victim to identity theft involving the theft of their personal and banking information. Assistant Chief Rick Sampsel said it’s believed that this information is being obtained from the victim’s mailboxes. Police are asking the public to make it more difficult for criminals by […]

Sales Tax

Trenton city sales tax receipts decline for the current fiscal year

Trenton city sales tax receipts for the current fiscal year were down more than one percent for general purposes, capital projects, the 17th Bridge replacement project, fire department needs and down a fraction for parks compared to last fiscal year. Trenton’s fiscal year runs from May through April. City sales tax income for general purposes […]