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MHDC re-approves $9 million in funding for 2017

MHDC re-approves $9 million in funding for 2017

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The top priority in the final regular meeting of the Missouri Housing Development Commission for the 2016 year was approving – or denying – funds to several programs in the upcoming year. Dozens of people sat in attendance at the meeting, held at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center on Friday


Missouri Ethics Commission looks to provide answers about Amendment 2

Throughout the 2016 election, campaign finance was a constant topic of controversy. Until 2016, Missouri was just one of a handful of states with no limits on campaign contributions or lobbyist gifts, having abolished donation limits in 2008. But the November passage of the Missouri State and Judicial Campaign Contribution Limits Initiative, also known as Constitutional

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PSC finalizes format for Grain Belt hearings

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the Missouri Public Service Commission prepares for a series of public hearings in counties affected by the proposed Grain Belt Express Line, the commission met on Wednesday to finalize details. Only four members of the commission were attendance; Commissioner Bill Kenney was absent. Eight hearings have been scheduled in Buchanan,

Release: Two year ‘tax transparency gap’ prevents Missourians from finding missing tax refund dollars

  An oversight in state law leaves some state taxpayers in the dark about money owed back to them JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (Nov. 29, 2016) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway says an audit of the Department of Revenue’s tax division has revealed an oversight that’s keeping Missourians in the dark about millions of dollars owed

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Parson in position to become powerful lt. governor

After he won a tough primary against Missouri Club for Growth’s Bev Randles, only a handful of people gave Sen. Mike Parson a chance of beating the Democratic contender, former Congressman Russ Carnahan. Carnahan was well-known around the state, well-liked in his former district and, most importantly, he had the Carnahan name – one of

Gov. Nixon awards Medal of Valor to 10 public safety officers from across Missouri

State’s highest public safety award is reserved for officers who bravely risk their own lives to protect their fellow Missourians JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a ceremony at the State Capitol today, Gov. Jay Nixon awarded the Missouri Medal of Valor to 10 public safety officers from across the state who bravely risked their own lives in heroic efforts


Galloway reports more than half of local governments did not report finances this month

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Auditor Nicole Galloway released a monthly report Tuesday on local government reports of their finances as required by Missouri law. Of the 24 cities, towns or villages required to submit their finances to the state auditor’s office, only 11 did so. Among those who failed to report included Kansas City,

Schmitt announces transition team

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — State Treasurer-elect Eric Schmitt released details on his transition team Tuesday, and he will have help from a woman who knows the post well: former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman will lead the team. Steelman served in the post from 2005 to early 2009, serving only one term as she attempted to run

Gov. Nixon with Jacques Brent of Ford and Saeed Humaid Al Tayer of Al Tayer Motors

Release: On final foreign trade mission, Gov. Nixon reports on Missouri’s record success in expanding exports and attracting global investment

Trade mission to United Arab Emirates highlights expanding market for Missouri exports and Show-Me State’s expertise meeting challenges of global economy DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Gov. Jay Nixon and a Missouri delegation of business and economic development leaders are concluding a trade mission today to the United Arab Emirates, as Missouri exports around the

Eric Greitens speaks at a campaign event at the University of Missouri Oct. 1, 2015. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Greitens promises ‘Blue Alert’ system in wake of police shootings, visits victim

ST. LOUIS – Gov.-elect Eric Greitens has condemned the separate attacks on two Missouri police officers Sunday and has called for greater protection of law enforcement in the wake of the two shootings. After visiting one of the victims at a hospital in St. Louis just hours after the attack, Greitens released a statement Monday ensuring