Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Audio: Missouri medical marijuana director to testify at Missouri Capitol again next week

The state’s medical marijuana director will be back to testify at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City next Wednesday. Director Lyndall Fraker delivered a presentation to the House Special Committee on Government Oversight yesterday. House Speaker Elijah Haahr tells Capitol reporters that lawmakers are trying to learn more about how the program works.     […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Medical marijuana program director to appear before House Committee

State medical marijuana program director Lyndall Fraker will answer questions in a House Committee hearing today (Wednesday) about how the state has awarded licenses to grow or distribute the drug.     State Senator Doug Libla of Poplar Bluff says his constituents are complaining about the scoring.     The state health department says four […]

Medical Marijuana

State of Missouri awards 192 licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries

More than 1,100 applications were submitted to the state from companies interested in selling medical marijuana inside highly-secured retail sites. Of those applicants, only 192 will get licenses. A 2018 ballot measure passed by Missouri voters allows 24 licensed dispensary locations in each of the state’s eight congressional districts. The state says the dispensaries chosen […]

Medicaid Expansion

Audio: Candidate for Missouri Governor has Medicaid expansion on her mind

Democratic Auditor Nicole Galloway says she would support expanding the number of people eligible for Medicaid if she’s elected governor.     A statement by Galloway praised a bipartisan plan to expand state health coverage in Kansas. She said she would follow suit in advocating to grow Missouri’s health care program if she’s elected governor. […]

Subpoena

Clay County refuses to appear for deposition, defies subpoena issued by Missouri State Auditor

In an unprecedented move, Clay County staff failed to appear at 10 a.m. on Monday morning as required under a subpoena issued more than two weeks ago by State Auditor Nicole Galloway. The lawfully executed subpoena required records and testimony associated with a citizen-mandated audit of Clay County to be provided to the State Auditor’s […]

Subpoena

Missouri State Auditor issues second subpoena in two weeks to Clay County

State Auditor Nicole Galloway has issued another subpoena to Clay County demanding the county turn over documents associated with a citizen-mandated audit. This is in addition to a previous subpoena issued on November 8, 2019.  Auditors were onsite in Clay County conducting audit fieldwork and making standard requests for information routinely and readily provided in […]

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Voter registration cards for Grundy County are “in the mail”

Grundy County is mailing voter registration cards. Clerk Betty Spickard reports this is required every two years by state statute. Spickard noted if registered voters do not receive their new cards by December 2nd, contact the County Clerk’s office which is on the second floor of the courthouse in Trenton. Approximately six thousand cards have […]

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State auditor subpoenas Clay County for records

State Auditor Nicole Galloway issued a subpoena to Clay County to require the county to turn over documents associated with a citizen mandated audit. An Oct. 24 court ruling confirmed the Auditor’s legal authority to conduct performance audits and dismissed the County Commission’s lawsuit against the Auditor. Clay County officials have yet to produce documentation […]

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft

Ashcroft visits northern Missouri

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft visited Caldwell, Daviess, Harrison, Mercer, Carroll, and Ray counties on Tuesday to conclude the third straight year of visiting each of Missouri’s 114 counties. Ashcroft invited Missouri’s legislators to join him for Tuesday’s visits and has offered to travel to legislators’ districts this fall to hold voter registration events with […]

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 […]

Missouri Supreme Court

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court ponders whether voter ID law’s sworn statement should stay or go

The Missouri Supreme Court is deciding whether voters without a photo ID must sign a statement at the polls swearing they are who they say they are. The state is challenging Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan calling the language contradictory and misleading and ruling last year to get rid of the requirement. In Thursday’s […]