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WARRENSBURG — Bills introduced in the Missouri House and Senate would change the state’s open primary election system to a closed system in which voters would have to register as a party member to vote that party’s ballot. House Bill 26 is sponsored by Rep. Dan Stacy, R-Blue Springs, who represents...
The Missouri State Auditor's Office today filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Clay County Commission. The suit seeks to prevent the Auditor from conducting a comprehensive review as requested by Clay County citizens. The State Auditor's Office released the following statement: "Today...
Members of the Caldwell County Commission came to Jefferson City to discuss county priorities as part of the Great Northwest Day regional advocacy event. From left: Jonathan Abbott, Rex Hibler, Sen. Hoskins and C.R. “Bud” Motsinger.
Moving Bills Through Committees Before a bill can become law, it must first be considered by one of the Senate’s committees. As bills are brought before a committee, the sponsor explains the measure and witnesses are called to speak in favor or opposition of the proposed law. Committee hearings...
Ryley Bargaray with Representative Jim Neely
State Representative Jim Neely welcomed a job shadow to the Capitol on Wednesday, February 6, 2018. Ryley Bargaray of Cameron High School had the opportunity to see the legislative process at work by following Rep. Neely for the day. Ms. Bargaray had the opportunity through her FCCLA chapter. Her...
House Gives First-Round Approval to Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (HB 188) The Missouri House has given initial approval to legislation meant to provide a tool to help the state address the prescription drug abuse epidemic. Known as the Narcotics Control Act, the bill would create a...
This week, the Missouri General Assembly held its fourth annual Sex Trafficking Awareness Day. This is one of the most important events of the legislative session because it gives lawmakers and members of the public an opportunity to learn more about the silent epidemic of human trafficking in our...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Valentine’s Day flowers, like love, can stand the test of time if given a little TLC. Call it flor-amore. Your flowers will last longer if kept watered and fed, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Trinklein’s tips and homemade preservative recipe...
The year of offsetting changes. That is how Andrew Zumwalt describes tax year 2018. “Tax law changes removed exemptions—the deduction from income for claiming people on a tax return—but the law also almost doubled the standard deduction,” he says. For example, a single person had a 2017 standard...
Buffalo Bill Cody
It was a small trading post tucked into the “Blacksnake Hills.” It would grow to become the City of St. Joseph, where in 1860 the famous Pony Express mail service would be born. Thirty miles east as the crow flies and 101 years later in 1961, the Department of Conservation began acquiring land for...

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