Audio: Missouri Prescription Drug Monitoring Program legislation heading to a conference committee

Legislation that would create a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) is now heading to a Missouri House-Senate conference committee. While both chambers have approved PDMP, they’ve approved different versions. Scott City GOP State Representative Holly Rehder delivered a passionate floor speech on Monday, urging colleagues not to judge people “unless you’ve walked a mile in […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton city budget fails to pass; finance committee to “sharpen pencil”

Trenton’s’ Finance Committee will take another look at the proposed city of Trenton budget after an ordinance to adopt the budget, failed to get enough affirmative votes during Monday nights’ city council meeting. The city budget shows deficit spending of $158,000 for the one year period from May 1st through next April 30th. The roll […]

Elections (Vote or Voting)

Daviess County races on the ballot for the August Primary Election

There are several races for the Daviess County August Primary Election. Democrat incumbent Sally Black filed for assessor as well as Republicans Aaron Piburn and Joshua Lisle. Incumbent Wayne Uthe and Wayne Creek filed for Second District Commissioner as Republicans, and Greg Houghton filed as a Democrat for the position. Christian Kyle Cornett, Larry J. […]

Marriage

Audio: Missouri Representative wants to change state’s legal definition of marriage to domestic union

State Representative Adam Schnelting of eastern Missouri’s St. Charles wants to change the legal definition of marriage to a domestic union. During a Missouri House committee hearing today, Schnelting, a licensed minister and former pastor, says he’s sponsoring a bill because he says marriage is not the government’s business.     Speaking on behalf of […]

KCP&L announces purchase of power from Missouri wind farms

Campaign launches to oppose wind turbines in Buchanan County

A citizen’s group has kicked off a campaign aimed at heavily restricting wind turbines from being built in northwest Missouri’s Buchanan County. Turbines have not gone up in Buchanan County, but some companies have shown interest.Anita Simon with the group ‘Friends of Buchanan County’ says a petition gathered asks County Commissioners to require a one-mile […]

Impeachment

Audio: Missouri’s delegation votes along party lines on Trump impeachment rules

Missouri’s delegation voted today along party lines in passing a resolution that lays out the process for the public phase in the impeachment investigation of President Trump. No Republicans voted in favor of the measure and two Democrats, one from Minnesota and one from New Jersey, opposed the resolution. The measure passed 232 to 196. […]

Medicaid

Audio: Missouri House Subcommittee to discuss Medicaid expansion

A Missouri House subcommittee will hear testimony on the issue of Medicaid expansion on Tuesday in Jefferson City.     The House Subcommittee on Health Care Reform will hold a hearing on Tuesday afternoon at 12:30. Subcommittee chairman Steve Helms of Springfield tells Missourinet his committee’s aim is to improve access to healthcare and reduce […]

Fiber Optic Internet Access

The net neutrality battle moves to the states, and to 2020

Net neutrality suffered a significant blow on Tuesday as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era consumer protections. Because the court upheld the repeal, it remains legal for internet service providers such as AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon to block or throttle any sites they want, and […]