Grand River Multipurpose Center

Grand River Multipurpose Center in danger of discontinuing daily meal program to seniors

The Grand River Multipurpose Center in Chillicothe reports it is in danger of discontinuing its daily meal program and limiting its home-delivered meal program. The program provides about 410 hot meals at the center per week, and volunteers deliver about 640 meals to homebound seniors in Livingston County each week. The meals served at the […]

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Audio: Missouri revenues stabilizing after wobbly few months as taxpayers see increase in withholding

New numbers show state revenues are picking up, but there’s still a 3.2 percent shortage to the state’s bottom line in the current fiscal year. Missouri Budget Director Dan Haug says typically the shortfall would lead to a cut in state services.     The Missouri Department of Revenue is redoing tax tables because it’s […]

Missouri Farm Bureau

Missouri Farm Bureau announces positions on upcoming ballot issues

Missouri Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general farm organization, announced its positions on several issues that will be before voters on the November ballot. The state Board of Directors took action based on the grassroots policies developed by and voted upon by representatives of our more than 130,000 member families across Missouri.    Amendment 1 […]

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Audio: Officials now clear why Missouri’s budget is $100 million in the hole

(Missourinet) – Missouri lawmakers and administrators are trying to figure out what has caused a $100 million budget shortfall in the first two months of the current fiscal year. Democratic State Representative Deb Lavender of Kirkwood is a member of the House Budget Committee. She notes there’s a level of uncertainty over how the federal tax […]

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Audio: Missouri’s $100 million shortfall seen as a concern, too early to panic

(Missourinet) – Missouri’s budget appears to be in a tail-spin, having accumulated a $100 million shortfall in the first two months of the current fiscal year. Since the year began July 1st, revenue collections have fallen nearly seven percent from last year. State Budget Director Dan Haug says more will be known about the state of […]

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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 […]

MoDOT Road Work

MoDOT to schedule multiple projects in Grundy and Mercer Counties

Within the next few years, the Missouri Department of Transportation has scheduled three construction projects in Grundy County. The proposals are included in the latest, five-year Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan. Projects are also proposed in Mercer County as well as western Sullivan County. The draft of the STIP is open for public comments through Frida,y […]

Sales Tax

Audio: Supreme Court ruling has far reaching impact on internet sales in Missouri

(Missourinet) – A U.S. Supreme Court decision issued last week means Internet sales in Missouri can be subject to state and local sales taxes. Federal estimates show that up to $13 billion was lost across the country in 2017 because those taxes weren’t imposed. Ray McCarty with Associated Industries of Missouri is skeptical the numbers […]