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New report says “Restricting abortion access brings big financial trouble”

Limiting women’s access to abortion and other reproductive health care can have a devastating impact on state economies. According to new data from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, restrictions on the books in Nebraska cost the state $1 billion annually in lost income, productivity, and state revenues. Andi Curry Grubb, Nebraska state director for Planned […]

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After receiving “poor” audit rating in 2020, Monroe City making progress, but after follow-up review only 3 changes fully implemented

A report from State Auditor Nicole Galloway finds that Monroe City has implemented some recommendations from a 2020 audit, but that other concerns remain. The June 2020 audit of Monroe City was initiated through a citizen petition, which required 200 valid signatures of qualified voters in the city. That audit highlighted concerns in several areas, including city […]

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Missouri Public Service Commission sets deadline in Empire District Gas rate case

The Missouri Public Service Commission has established the deadline for those wishing to intervene and participate in a natural gas rate case filed by The Empire District Gas Company d/b/a Liberty. Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than September 27, 2021, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education adopts budget and accepts bids

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education adopted a budget and accepted bids July 19th. Superintendent Erica Eakes reports anticipated revenues for the 2021-2022 budget are $1,033,529, and anticipated expenditures are $1,006,038. There is a surplus of $27,491. The 2020-2021 budget was also amended to match actual revenues and expenditures. Bids were accepted from AE Dairy […]

Medicaid Expansion

Quick ruling expected from Missouri Supreme Court on Medicaid Expansion

Missouri’s Medicaid expansion lawsuit case is now in the hands of the seven-member state Supreme Court. The court heard about 35 minutes of oral arguments Tuesday morning in Jefferson City. This case will likely come down to the definition of “appropriation.” Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem ruled in June that Missouri’s August Medicaid expansion […]

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Governor Parson signs SB 262 into law, increasing transportation funding for critical infrastructure projects

Governor Mike Parson has signed SB 262 into law, which will increase transportation funding for critical state and local infrastructure projects across the state of Missouri.  “With nearly $1 billion in unfunded transportation needs each year, we can no longer wait for another day or another generation. We must change course and address these problems head-on,” Governor Parson said. “SB […]

Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court to hear Missouri Medicaid expansion lawsuit case this morning

The Missouri Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday morning, July 13, 2021, in Jefferson City in one of the biggest cases the court has faced in recent memory: Missouri’s Medicaid expansion lawsuit case. Oral arguments will begin Tuesday at 11 a.m.     Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem ruled in late June that […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approves budget and bills; reviews gym renovation proposals

The Jamesport Tri-County R-7 Board of Education approved the 2021-2022 budget at a special meeting on June 30, 2021. Revenues are budgeted for $3,821,585.06, and expenses are projected at $4,008,171.51. There is a projected deficit of $186,586.45. The deficit will be offset by carryover from the previous year’s budget. The board approved the remaining bills […]

Gilman City School

Gilman City Board of Education approves 2021-2022 budget

The Gilman City R-4 Board of Education approved the 2021-2022 budget on June 29th. Expenditures are projected at $1,841,160, and revenues are anticipated to be $1,781,781. There is a projected deficit of $59,379. The 2020-2021 budget was reviewed. Total expenditures were $1,890,907.44, and total revenues were $2,097,433.13. There was an excess of $206,525.69. The board […]

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in Missouri Medicaid expansion lawsuit case in July

Missouri’s high-profile Medicaid expansion lawsuit case will go before the state’s highest court in July.     The attorney for the three women suing Missouri over Medicaid expansion says the Missouri Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case on July 13 in Jefferson City. The same two attorneys who argued the case in […]

Laredo R-7 School

Budget amendments approved by Laredo R-7 Board of Education

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved amendments for the 2020-2021 budget and approved the 2021-2022 budget on June 24. The 2020-2021 budget was amended to match actual revenues and expenditures. No information was provided on anticipated revenues and expenditures for 2021-2022. The board also approved a Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of […]

Pleasant View R-6 School

Pleasant View Board of Education approves amended budget, sets tax rate hearing for August 10

The Pleasant View R-6 Board of Education this week approved, effective June 30th, the 2020-2021 budget amended to match actual revenues and expenditures. The 2021-2022 budget was also approved. Fund 2 was zeroed out with a transfer from Fund 1 to Fund 2. Anticipated revenues for 2021-2022 are $1,983,464, and anticipated expenditures are $1,912,041.53. There […]