After hearing an explanation of additional costs, the Trenton City Council unanimously voted last night to proceed with the headworks project at the sewer plant, financing the nearly $4,000,000 fixed cost is yet to be determined. Burns and McDonnell Engineering from Kansas City had two representatives meet last night with the city council and answer […]
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit detailing uncertainty and confusion related to the state’s individual income tax withholding tables. The report found that changes made to withholdings in January 2019 were done unlawfully and will result in over-withholding for the majority of individual Missouri taxpayers. “For more than six months, this […]
Legislation designating July 7th of each year as “Missouri Sliced Bread Day” is heading to a State Senate committee in Jefferson City. Chillicothe State Representative Rusty Black’s bill encourages you to participate in events to commemorate the first sale of sliced bread, which happened in 1928 in northwest Missouri’s Chillicothe. The House has […]
Several governmental jurisdictions within Grundy County do not have an election on April 2nd. That’s because of a state law that allows them to forgo an election when they have the same number of candidates file as there are open positions. School districts meeting the criteria of two candidates for two board member positions include […]
Automatic voting equipment will be tested at the Livingston County Courthouse of Chillicothe next week to comply with state law. The test will take place in the first-floor lobby on the morning of March 27th at 10 o’clock.
Four individuals from Grundy County have declared their candidacy for open positions on the April 2nd election ballot. Their names are not printed on the ballots, however, each has signed a form with the election authority to declare they will serve in the office if elected. Cynthia Sawyer of rural Laredo filed as a write-in […]
Today and Tuesday in St. Louis- Missouri’s largest gathering of people who want a part of the medical marijuana industry, since voters OK’d its use in the November election. Jack Cardetti- who speaks for the trade association says 1300 people have signed up to learn from a cross-section of vendors. The State Health […]
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway recently released a compilation of property seizures made under Missouri’s Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act (CAFA) in 2018. The Auditor’s report shows law enforcement officials seized an estimated $9.1 million worth of property in 699 seizures. Those were increases from 2017 when law enforcement officials seized approximately $7 million worth of […]
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 […]
Automatic absentee voting equipment will be tested at the Livingston County Courthouse in Chillicothe next week. Representatives of political parties, news media, candidates, and the public are invited to attend the testing Tuesday morning, February 19 at 10 o’clock. Livingston County Clerk Shelly Parks reports the testing is done to comply with state law.
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released a citizen-requested audit of the City of Hamilton, located in Caldwell County. The audit recommended better planning to ensure adequate street repair and recommended better processes to avoid conflicts of interest in city business. “Citizens deserve government that functions efficiently and transparently, but processes were not in place […]
Approving prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) legislation is a top priority for Missouri House Democrats in 2019. A PDMP is an electronic database that collects data on controlled substance prescriptions within a state. House Minority Leader Crystal Quade of Springfield says PDMP could go to the House floor this week. Missouri is the […]