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Missouri Public Safety Director Lane Roberts
Lane Roberts (Courtesy of Missouri Public Safety)

Joplin Police Chief Appointed As Missouri’s New Public Safety Director

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Joplin Police Chief Lane Roberts has been appointed as Missouri's new public safety director. Governor Jay Nixon on Thursday nominated the Joplin chief to replace former Director Daniel Isom the Second, who left after only six months on the job

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Tornado
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Missouri Storm Shelter Projects Set To Receive Federal Funding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Local governments in Missouri that built storm shelters or repaired school and hospital buildings after disasters like the 2011 Joplin tornado will soon be reimbursed with federal funds

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Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City
Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City

Missouri House Approves Increased Transparency

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Any advertisements or educational materials paid for with taxpayer funds would have to carry a notice of that fact under a bill supporters say will increase transparency

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Keith Schafer
Keith Schafer (Courtesy of Missouri Department of Mental Health)

Missouri Department of Mental Health Director Set To Retire

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Department of Mental Health Director Keith Schafer is retiring after nearly three decades in the field. Schafer announced his retirement yesterday, effective near the end of June

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Tax Aide
Missourians looking for a way to help out this tax season can volunteer their time and services as greeters, tax preparers, or translators for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Photo credit: R. Benter.

Missouri Senate Sign-Off On Amnesty Bill For Delinquent Taxpayers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Members of a Missouri Senate panel have signed-off on a bill granting amnesty to some delinquent taxpayers. But there's a catch. The bill approved by the Appropriations Committee on Wednesday was amended to allow that money only to be used for adult dental care for Medicaid recipients and to increase the reimbursement rate for Medicaid providers next fiscal year

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Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City
Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City

Missouri Senate Committee Votes On Student Transfer Law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A House bill aimed at addressing issues with Missouri's student transfer law is moving forward. The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday voted 7-0 to support the measure, with one senator voting as present

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Missouri Senate Panel Considers Cuts To Reading Programs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri Senate panel is proposing cuts to reading programs next fiscal year. The panel stripped funding for a supplemental reading program and the Bright Futures Program

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Eric Greitens
Eric Greitens (Courtesy of Navyseals.com)

Possible Missouri Governor Candidate Making Tour of State

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A potential Republican candidate for governor in 2016 is making the rounds in Missouri. Eric Greitens shook hands and visited state lawmakers in the Capitol before meeting with the Missouri Farm Bureau later that day

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Committee To Help Passage Of the Pettis County Road and Bridge Tax Is Formed

It was announced today that a new committee has been organized to help ensure passage of the Pettis County Road and Bridge half cent sales tax, which is up for renewal on the April 7th ballot.

The committee, named Extend the Progress, is made up of citizens from around Pettis County and is chaired by former county commissioner and state representative Todd Smith

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Ballot Box
Ballot Box (courtesy of Townsquare Digital Photodisc+-+dv1673054.jpg)

Ferguson Citizens Start Effort to Recall Mayor

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several Ferguson residents have started an effort to force a recall election of the city's mayor following a scathing Justice Department report on the police department and municipal court

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