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BBB advises consumers to research tax preparers

With tax season just getting under way, some consumers rush to file taxes as soon as their employers provide a W-2. While you may get your refund fast that way, you could be missing important deductions or leave yourself in a position where you need to file an amended return. Better Business Bureau advises consumers

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Hartzler statement on House certification of 2020 election results

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) issued the following statement as Congress undergoes the Constitutional process of certifying the 2020 presidential election results: “The assault on the United States Capitol building was appalling and something one would expect from a third world coup – not from people who consider themselves patriots. It was thuggery, plain and simple,

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Sandy Crawford Capitol report

This week, my colleagues and I returned to Jefferson City to begin the 2021 legislative session. Opening week tends to be a bit shorter, with swearing in ceremonies on the first day and mainly housekeeping items to start. Very soon, we will learn our committee assignments, and then the real work of discussing and debating

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Job seekers beware! BBB warns scammers targeting workers

Hunting for a job is never easy, which is one good reason to be skeptical of emails or other solicitations appearing out of the blue, offering you employment or promising easy money. A colleague recently began receiving emails for engineer jobs in India, despite the fact that she has no engineering skills and doesn’t live

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Year In Review: Governor Parson highlights 2020 successes

As 2020 comes to a close, Governor Mike Parson highlights the state’s many successes and accomplishments despite the challenges of the past year. “Although 2020 has brought many challenges, we remained committed to serving the people of this state and moving Missouri forward,” Governor Parson said. “We still made great strides in advancing Missouri’s economy,

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Missouri SMP issues alert about potential COVID-19 vaccine

The Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) has issued an alert to older adults and their caregivers about the potential for COVID-19 vaccine fraud and scams after the recent approval of vaccines by the federal Food and Drug Administration. Older adults are particularly vulnerable to the most serious effects of the COVID-19 virus. “Because scammers know

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BBB suggestion: add do your research to your New Year’s Resolution

Are you considering a New Year’s resolution to lose weight or save money for retirement? What about resolving to be a savvy consumer as well? Better Business Bureau suggests trying out new habits that can help you avoid scams and find trustworthy businesses that offer the services or products you need. BBB Scam Tracker is

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Last Love note from Jeff City?

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians, The time for my final weekly report has finally arrived and my mind is moving in several different directions. This report will most likely be the most difficult I have ever written. My oh my, these past 8 years have been a chapter in my life that I never would’ve dreamed

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Hartzler supports omnibus and COVID relief package

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler made the following statement after passage of HR 133, the Bipartisan-Bicameral Omnibus & COVID Relief Package. Hartzler supported the legislation: “This COVID relief package is a targeted effort to address the needs of Americans suffering from the continuing effects of this global pandemic. It provides economic relief for those in need while

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New Year’s Resolutions 2021

by Pastor Larry Sorrells, Rockville, Trinity UMC When it comes to the New Year, most people are happy to see this one end and openly welcome the new one. This year has been a historically difficult one, so there has been a renewed rash of New Year’s resolutions. When it comes to the types of

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