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Dozens of Missouri legislative bills become law today

Historically, most of the bills passed during the Missouri Legislature’s regular session become law on August 28. Of the roughly 2,100 measures filed this year, 144 proposals made it across the finish line. Dozens of proposals become official today. Here is a snapshot of 10 key measures taking effect: Education funding In the fiscal year […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council votes to maintain current electric rates at lower Winter level

The Trenton City Council Monday night approved several ordinances; a bid to develop city-owned land for the fire training tower; agreed to keep electric rates at the current, lower, winter level; but the council had a divided vote on beginning the process toward an electric rate study. Preliminary approval was given to establish a one […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council meeting agenda includes several ordinances at May 13th meeting

The Trenton City Council will consider one resolution and seven ordinances at its meeting on Monday, May 13, 2019. The meeting will be held at the Trenton City Hall at 7 o’clock. The resolution involves imposing a use tax to out-of-state vendors. A couple of ordinances would approve agreements—one with R/S Electric Utility Services for […]

Fiber Optic Internet Access

Net neutrality battle reignites in Washington D.C.

The battle over net neutrality is heating up again – as supporters in Congress have just introduced a bill to reinstate Obama-era consumer protections that were lost after the Federal Communications Commission repealed them in 2017.  The “Save the Internet Act” would bring back rules that prevent Internet Service Providers from slowing down or blocking […]

Vehicle Safety Inspection

Audio: Missouri House gives initial thumbs up to ending required vehicle inspections

The Missouri House has given initial approval to a bill that would end mandatory inspections for non-commercial vehicles. Bill sponsor J. Eggleston, a Republican from northwest Missouri’s Maysville, says Missouri is one of 15 states requiring the inspections.     Republican Dave Muntzel of mid-Missouri’s Boonville is against the proposed repeal and says 25-percent of […]

Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act: 2017 saw increase in uninsured Missourians

A new Gallup survey shows that the uninsured rate rose significantly in Missouri in 2017, a year marked by repeated attempts to repeal, sabotage, or weaken the health care programs and protections of the Affordable Care Act. Gallup attributes the dramatic increase in the number of uninsured Missourians to both the uncertainty created by repeated […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton Finance Committee votes to repeal pay increase recommendation

The Trenton Finance Committee Monday night rescinded a recommendation made at the previous finance committee meeting regarding pay increases. City Administrator Ron Urton reports the committee voted unanimously to repeal the recommendation of departments taking on extra duties due to job reduction receive a 25% increase in savings of the salaries. He says the committee […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton Administrative Committee to reccommend dog specific ordinance be repealed

A change in city ordinance has been recommended after the Administrative Committee last night heard from citizens who requested a repeal of Trenton’s ban on specific breeds of dogs. The current ordinance prohibits within the city limits; Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Chow Chow, Akita, and Doberman Pincher dogs. That ordinance was adopted by the City Council […]