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J. Eggleston to chair committee on oversight of local taxation

Speaker Elijah Haahr, R-Springfield, announced the creation of the Interim Committee on Oversight of Local Taxation. Haahr formed this interim committee to evaluate how local governments are determining taxes and are impacted by current tax policy. “Missourians across the state have raised serious concerns on how counties access property tax values and the fairness of […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education tackles multiple agenda items at Thursday meeting

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved several employee positions Thursday evening. Rachael Spence was approved as the 2019-2020 district drug testing coordinator. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis will be the Title 9 district compliance coordinator. Part-time positions were also approved, including substitute bus drivers, custodians, and kitchen and teaching positions. The board approved a dairy bid […]

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Missouri ranks 28th of 50 states in child well-being

The approximately 1.4 million children who comprise nearly one-quarter of Missouri’s population are more likely to live in poverty than Missouri’s children in 1990. According to the KIDS COUNT Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The 30th edition of the Data Book — a comprehensive annual report on child well-being for […]

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NCMC Board of Trustees approve the hiring of new staff

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved the hiring of several new employees at its meeting Tuesday evening. Crystal Johnson of Kansas City was hired as an exempt adjunct instructor for History courses beginning this fall and will teach classes online. Rick Sharp of Saint Joseph was approved as a part-time exempt adjunct […]

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Livingston County Sheriff reports hiring of new deputy

Sheriff Steve Cox reports the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has a new deputy. Austin Lucky began working as a deputy detention officer for the Clay County Sheriff’s Office until he was hired for Livingston County in April. Lucky spent the majority of his life in Brookfield and now resides in Livingston County. He graduated from […]

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USDA urges states to require child support cooperation through SNAP

The U.S. Department of Agriculture published a memorandum to state agencies (PDF, 156 KB) encouraging them to require Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to cooperate with child support programs. “We want states to take action to ensure that SNAP and child support work together to help children,” said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. “Increasing […]

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NCMC Board of Trustees Tackles Potential Construction on Campus

Architect Jeremy Proctor with Ellison-Auxier Architects of Saint Joseph gave a presentation at the North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday evening about potential construction for the college. The construction could include replacing campus housing with new residence halls, the demolition of several college buildings, and the addition of parking spaces and a […]

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North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approves salary increase

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approved offering contracts to all non-certified staff members at its meeting Monday evening. Non-certified staff will receive a two percent salary increase and the supplemental pay schedule was also approved. Lankford Flooring was approved to sand and refinish the gym floor for $21,100. The Missouri State High School […]