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State releases December 2017 General Revenue report

State Budget Director Dan Haug announced that 2018 fiscal year-to-date net general revenue collections increased 4.13 percent compared to 2017, from $4.26 billion last year to $4.44 billion this year. Net general revenue collections for December 2017 remained flat at 0.0 percent compared to those for December 2016, from $813.1 million last year to $813.1

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‘Buck’ Fanning certified as arborist

Poor Boy Tree Service, Inc.  wants to congratulate our newest ISA Certified Arborist, Jeff “Buck” Fanning of Nevada. Fanning has recently joined the elite ranks of arboriculture by obtaining the title of ISA Certified Arborist. The task of becoming an ISA Certified Arborist is not an easy one to achieve due the requirements of numerous

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Putting Missourians back in the driver’s seat

by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill So many Missourians are worried, mad at the dysfunction in Washington, concerned that their voices aren’t being heard. That’s why it was so important to me to go out to every corner of Missouri and listen. To show up, get chewed on, and talk with Missourians about what’s going on

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Senate majority leaders announce priority issues for 2018 legislative session

Creating a smaller, better government that helps to create jobs and increases meaningful work opportunities will be this year’s focus according to Senate Leader Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City. The Senate Majority leaders made the announcement Jan. 3 as the Second Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly commenced.

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians Well, it’s official! The Second Regular 99th Missouri General Assembly gaveled back into session at high noon on Wednesday, Jan. 3. My morning activities of the first day of session have become a tradition; for the 6th year in a row, I attended the Concord Baptist Church Annual Legislative Breakfast and

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Ashcroft wins dismissal of ACLU’s voter ID lawsuit

The Cole County Circuit Court handed the people of Missouri a victory in the months-long voter ID lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of the NAACP and League of Women Voters.Judge Jon Beetem granted the Secretary of State’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, denying the ACLU’s requests to stop the voter ID law. “Missouri’s

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Return of earmarks?

Following reports that U.S. House leaders are considering efforts to bring back congressional earmarks (by which taxpayer dollars are doled out for lawmakers’ pet projects, not based on merit or competition), U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, the Senate’s leading Democratic opponent of earmarks, issued the following statement: “Earmarks are the swampiest of swamp creatures—and there’s no

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Gov. Greitens to deliver 2018 State of the State Address

Gov. Eric Greitens will deliver the 2018 State of the State Address at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10. The annual message to the General Assembly will be held in the House of Representatives Chamber at the Missouri State Capitol. A live-stream of the message will be available at mo.gov.

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