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Audio: Surge in construction jobs in Missouri leads to shortage of workers for MoDOT based jobs

There’s a surge in construction jobs in Missouri- especially to fix roads and bridges-thanks to federal and state support this year. Between July and August, the state gained 2,300 construction jobs, but while there’s a surge in opportunities- there’s a shortage of workers in the state filling these jobs. Eddie Welsh, the chief operating officer […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees reviews student enrollment

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved the formation of a lay committee Tuesday evening. Board President Don Dalrymple was interested in creating a lay committee to review and possibly change existing policies for recognition of donors and naming opportunities. He appointed Trustee and NCMC Foundation Board of Directors member Chris Hoffman to […]

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Construction wages cut in half by new prevailing wage rules

According to Jeff Phillips, Communications and Outreach Manager of the Laborers International Union of North America in St. Joseph, construction workers in many rural Missouri counties are working for less this Labor Day holiday. Missouri’s new prevailing wage law has cut wages for construction workers in many counties, sometimes by more than half. The new […]

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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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Princeton R-5 Board of Education approves salary schedules

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education approved various actions during a special budget meeting Thursday evening. One of those was the approval of the 2019-2020 preliminary budget, which projects revenues of $5,199,252 and expenditures of $5,323,322 leaving a projected deficit of $124,070. The Princeton R-5 School District passed a six point two million dollar bond […]

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Livingston County Sheriff’s Department receives grant to supplement salaries

The MoSMART board and the Missouri Department of Public Safety have awarded the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office a one-year continuing grant to supplement salaries of the deputy sheriffs. For the year beginning in July, deputy sheriffs in Livingston County will receive an additional $100 per month. The grant total is for just over $14,000 and […]