Medicaid Expansion

Missouri lawmakers to hear testimony on Medicaid expansion and tax credits

Missouri lawmakers will hear testimony on Tuesday in Jefferson City about potential impacts on the state budget if voters approve Medicaid expansion in August. Medicaid, which is officially called MO HealthNet in Missouri, is a federal and state program that assists with medical costs for residents with limited incomes. Missouri voters will cast ballots on […]

Motorcycle Rider With Helmet

Missouri motorcycle helmet legislation still under review

Missouri’s governor is still reviewing legislation that would allow some motorcyclists to ride without a helmet. The provision is included in a large transportation bill that is now on Governor Mike Parson’s desk. Parson’s spokeswoman, Kelli Jones, told Missourinet on Wednesday that the large bill is still under review. Current Missouri law requires every person operating […]

Audio: Missouri lawmakers hope to see a cattle slaughter facility in Missouri

Two state lawmakers testified Thursday in Jefferson City that an effort is underway to get a cattle slaughter facility in Missouri. State Reps. Don Rone, R-Portageville, and Dan Shaul, R-Imperial, testified before the Joint Committee on Agriculture. Rone says he and Shaul participated in a conference call this week with retailers, grocers and meat wholesalers. “This would be […]

Audio: Missouri Prescription Drug Monitoring Program legislation heading to a conference committee

Legislation that would create a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) is now heading to a Missouri House-Senate conference committee. While both chambers have approved PDMP, they’ve approved different versions. Scott City GOP State Representative Holly Rehder delivered a passionate floor speech on Monday, urging colleagues not to judge people “unless you’ve walked a mile in […]

Black Silo Winery

Tournament and concert postponed, barbecue contest still on at Black Silo Winery

Black Silo Winery of Trenton has announced a one-year postponement for a charity corn hole tournament and concert. Owner Duane Urich reports much consideration and input from event supporters led to the decision to reschedule events planned for next month on June 19th and 20th. Urich also announced the charity corn hole tournament and “members […]

Missouri State Fair 2020

Area students to receive scholarships from Missouri State Fair

Several area youths will be awarded scholarships by the Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Committee. The students are seeking higher education at a Missouri college or university and were selected from 4-H and FFA State Fair exhibitors. Anderson Rogers of Bethany was selected to receive the $5,000 platinum scholarship, offered by Youth in Agriculture […]

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Missouri suspends all activities through March 31st

Special Olympics Missouri has suspended all sports training and competitions in response to the threat of COVID-19. A spokesman reports Special Olympics top priority is keeping athletes and constituents safe. “As an organization that serves a broad array of individuals, including some who may have medical issues that increase their potential susceptibility, Special Olympics of […]

Drag Queen Maxi Glamour

Drag queens and supporters rally against proposed drag queen story hour ban

State Representative Ben Baker, R-Neosho, wants to ban drag queen storytime at public libraries. About 300 people, including queens dressed in full drag and LGBT supporters, rallied Saturday at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City against Baker’s bill. Missouri Capitol Police provided security and crowd control. The event included many holding signs like “Knowledge is […]

Charges Dismissed

Additional charges dismissed against Trenton man in Daviess County

Two more charges have been dismissed in Daviess County for a Trenton man previously accused of felony drug possession, even though supporters said he has a medical marijuana card. Online court information indicates charges most recently dismissed for 48-year-old Jamie Leon Wilson include the misdemeanors of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—prior offender and no insurance. […]

Missouri Livestock Symposium website

Applications open for Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year

Applications are being accepted for the 2020 Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year Award for an individual who has made a significant contribution to the livestock industry in Northeast Missouri and/or beyond. The applications are open to Northeast Missouri counties, including Linn, Putnam, Sullivan, Adair, Macon, and Schuyler. Eligible applicants can be livestock producers, […]