School Bus

Audio: Missouri school transportation budget running on fumes with $200 million funding gap

(Missourinet) – The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has a 200-million dollar transportation funding shortfall. The department is considering a proposed budget that would ask for more money over a nine-year period to fully fund the expenses, which is 75-percent of a district’s transportation costs. During a State Board of Education meeting in […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson meets with agriculture and business leaders in Northern Missouri

(Missourinet) – Missouri’s governor says infrastructure and workforce issues were two common themes he heard during meetings this week with agriculture and business leaders in northern Missouri’s Mexico, Kirksville, and Moberly. Governor Mike Parson spoke to Missourinet Moberly affiliate KWIX, after hosting an “Agriculture in Business Roundtable” at the Orscheln Farm and Home distribution center […]

Daviess County Courthouse

Gallatin Board of Aldermen deal with a multitude of issues at latest meeting

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved a request regarding water and electric services at a meeting Monday evening. Steve Holcomb is planning on building a house on the south side of town and requested the city provide water services and release electric services to Farmer’s Electric. The board approved the City of Gallatin allowing Farmer’s […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

$25M in grant money sought for roads, bridges and broadband in East Locust Creek Reservoir project

The North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission and the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission have applied for a $25,000,000 grant for roads, bridges, and broadband in the area of the East Locust Creek Reservoir project in Sullivan County. The United States Department of Transportation Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development grant would ensure adequate and […]

Veteran Services

Audio: Missouri Congressional member proposes enhancing VA doctor recruitment measures

(Missourinet) – West-central Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler is proposing to let VA hospitals recruit and hire doctors during their residency. She tells Missourinet doctor offices and hospitals practice such recruitment measures.     Hartzler, whose district includes Columbia, goes on to say she thinks failing to recruit doctors during the residency period has contributed to […]