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Diverse Growth, Eye-Popping Plans and Humor at Luncheon

A variety of developments across the region were highlights of the 2017 Clay County State of the Cities Luncheon March 24. The annual meeting sponsored by the Clay County Economic Development Council featured reports from representatives of Excelsior Springs, Gladstone, Kansas City, Kearney, Lawson, Liberty, North Kansas City, Pleasant Valley …

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Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson Seeks Nominations for Senior Service Award

Mike Parson is Missouri’s 47th Lieutenant Governor. The Lieutenant Governor is the second highest constitutional office in Missouri with executive and legislative responsibilities. For more information on our Opinion Section and why we post these updates please click here. (JEFFERSON CITY) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson is seeking nominations for …

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Missouri State Representative Jim Neely- Capitol Report – March 14, 2017

Missouri State Representative Jim Neely represents a portion of northeastern Clay County. For more information on our Opinion Section and why we post these updates please click here. House Approves Legislation to Put an End to Venue Shopping in Missouri (HB 460, HB 461, and HB 462) House members continued …

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Forward Kansas City endorses three KCMO questions on April 4 ballot.

Forward Kansas City has endorsed the $800 million infrastructure improvements plan going to Kansas City voters April 4. City Manager Troy Schulte presented details of the three ballot questions during a recent Forward Kansas City Executive Committee meeting. Forward Kansas City President Tim Kristl explained why the organization is supporting …

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Auditor Galloway finds local governments fail to meet basic finance transparency law

Report shows 44% of cities, town and villages did not meet long-standing reporting requirement JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Yesterday Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway issued her office’s monthly report on local governments who failed to meet financial reporting laws. Out of the 333 local governments with financial reports due last …

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Auditor Galloway identifies Top 5 Sunshine Law violations in Missouri government

Auditor highlights common findings related to the state’s open meetings and transparency law JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has identified the five most common Sunshine Law violations found in Missouri government. The list was compiled based on audit reports issued over a one-year period, and includes …

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State Representative Kevin Corlew: 2016 End of Missouri Legislative Session Review

Missouri State Representative Kevin Corlew

Missouri State Representative Kevin Corlew represents Missouri House district 14. Most of Representative Corlew’s district is in Platte County, but a small portion of it extends into Clay County. This is a combination of his July email newsletters. You’ll find a rundown of bills passed in Jefferson City this year. For more information on our Opinion Section please …

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State Auditor’s Show-Me Local Government Map increases transparency in taxing districts

Auditor Galloway highlights news transparency tool during Missouri Local Government Week In conjunction with Local Government Week, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway unveiled a new online tool to increase transparency in government taxes and operations. The Show-Me Local Government Map allows users to search by county and includes news and …

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Kansas City Federal Reserve President Claims Economy is on Solid Ground

Meeting Includes Local Recognition Despite some comments to the contrary, the U.S. economy is on historically solid ground according to Esther George, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Addressing the Midwest Small Business Finance annual meeting Thursday, Feb. 18, George said that even a seven-year …

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Warmer Weather Leads to Cost Savings for Clay County

LIBERTY, MO | The Clay County Highway Department reports a significant decrease in salt and sand use for the 2015-2016 winter season due to milder weather conditions. Salt and sand usage for 2014-2015 Winter: 3,132 tons of salt and sand on county roadways 9 total snow events Salt and sand …

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