Gas Tax

Missouri Lt. Governor says Missourians to decide if gasoline tax increase is needed

The state’s lieutenant governor says Missourians will have to decide whether a gasoline tax increase is needed. Missouri’s 17-cent gasoline tax has remained the same since 1996. Last November, voters rejected a proposed ten-cent gas tax increase. At his campaign announcement, last week at Jefferson City’s Memorial Park, Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe (R) told the audience […]

Medicaid

Audio: Missouri House Speaker says Medicaid expansion would “Blow Hole” in state budget

The Missouri House Speaker and House Democrats view the issue of Medicaid expansion differently. GOP Speaker Elijah Haahr of Springfield says Medicaid expansion would hurt education, by taking dollars out of the classroom.     Statistics provided by the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) show the number of Missourians on Medicaid has dropped from […]

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Nestle Purina investing $115 million in southeast Missouri plant; 30 new jobs coming

(Missourinet) – One of the largest employers in southeast Missouri’s Bloomfield received a visit Tuesday from the governor, highlighting a major multi-million dollar expansion. Governor Mike Parson traveled to Bloomfield to tour a Nestle Purina plant that’s undergoing a $115 million investment. Nestle is the world’s largest food and beverage company. Nestle’s Bloomfield plant employs about 340 […]

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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 […]

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Audio: Crossroads Correctional Center and Western Missouri Center in Cameron are now officially consolidated

Two prisons in northwest Missouri’s Cameron have officially consolidated. State Department of Corrections spokeswoman Karen Pojmann says all Crossroads Correctional Center prisoners have been moved to Western Missouri Correctional Center.     Pojmann says the move helps to bolster safety for workers and prisoners statewide.     Many workers moved to other locations in the […]

Preferred Family Healthcare

Former Preferred Family Healthcare executive pleads guilty to bribing Arkansas State Senator

A former executive of Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc., pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a conspiracy to bribe an Arkansas state senator to influence public policy for the benefit of the charity and its executives. Robin Raveendran, 63, of Little Rock, Arkansas, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to […]

Report provides recommendations for improving safety and quality in child care

The Child Care Working Group, comprised of leadership from the Missouri Departments of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Social Services, Elementary and Secondary Education, Public Safety and the Attorney General’s Office has submitted a report to Governor Mike Parson detailing recommendations for enhancing Missouri’s early childhood care and education system in effort to support Missouri’s current and future workforce. Governor Parson announced the […]

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Audio: Missouri House Committee hears testimony regarding seat belt legislation

The state Department of Transportation is backing Missouri primary seat belt legislation.     The House Crime Prevention Committee heard testimony today (Monday) on the bill, which would allow Missouri law enforcement officers to enforce the seat belt law as a STAND-ALONE OFFENSE. MoDOT says this is about saving lives. The Missouri State Medical Association […]

Audio: Flooding Closes Highway 79 in Northeast Missouri’s Louisiana

The state Department of Transportation (MoDOT) says Mississippi River flooding has caused Highway 79 in northeast Missouri’s Louisiana to CLOSE. Missourinet Quincy affiliate WGEM reports the highway is COMPLETELY covered with high water. Driver Charles Shelton tells WGEM the road sits low to the ground and closes frequently.     The flooded waters have made […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Audio: Governor Mike Parson to discuss flooding at ag day event; Missouri congressional members touring flooded areas

Missouri’s governor is expected to discuss flooding during an Ag Day event Thursday in northern Missouri’s Nelson.      Governor Mike Parson will be hosting his first “Farmer’s Talk” of the 2019 season today at the Christy Farm in Nelson, which is in Saline County. It’s part of the 34th annual KMMO Ag Day hosted […]