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 […]

Neighborhood Assistance Program

Area organizations to receive funds through Neighborhood Assistance Program for community development projects

The Department of Economic Development announced Wednesday that it would award $7.3 million through its Neighborhood Assistance Program to nonprofits across Missouri for community development projects. The Neighborhood Assistance Program helps not-for-profit organizations leverage private-sector funds by providing partial state tax credits to businesses that make contributions to approved community improvement projects. The program can […]

Veterans Foreign Wars

With community support, organizers hope to complete $500,000 remodel of Trenton VFW post

Joseph L. Norton VFW Post 919 plans to remodel its hall at 919 Washington Street in Trenton. Commander Tony Ralston says the anticipated $500,000 remodel would make the building ADA compliant and handicap accessible with a lift elevator. Several other upgrades are planned to make the VFW Hall a “safe place for veterans,” including installing […]

Missouri Capital Building Jefferson City

Senator Hegeman chosen as Senate Appropriations Chairman for 2019 session

State Senator Dan Hegeman of Cosby will be the Senate Appropriations Chairman for the upcoming Missouri Legislative Session.  Hegeman spoke about his duties as chairman during a legislative forum held at North Central Missouri College of Trenton earlier this week. Hegeman noted a lot of requests for funding are received.  Among other topics, the senator […]

Chillicothe YMCA

Chillicothe YMCA approved as Neighborhood Assistance Program participant

The YMCA facility in Chillicothe is among approved participants in a Neighborhood Assistance Program project through the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Grand River Area Family YMCA will use tax credit funds to enhance its Y-Pals youth mentoring programs and the Backpack Buddies weekend feeding programs. The latter targets low-income children, families and adults and […]

Grocery Shelves

Audio: Governor signs tax credit bill to help soup kitchens, homeless shelters and food pantries

(Missourinet) – Governor Parson has signed into law this week a bill that renews and expands tax credits for donations to food banks, soup kitchens and homeless shelters. Jennifer Rhodus with a Farmington food pantry in eastern Missouri says the legislation will do so much for her organization and Missouri’s other food pantries.     […]