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Kansas City Democrat hopes to see Malcolm X Day

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Democrat Rep. Brandon Ellington has pre-filed bills to establish a Malcolm X Day Commission and Malcolm X Observation Day in Missouri. If successful, the commission created by the House Bill 1513 would “organize activities and events in honor of the civil rights leader.” Missouri HB …

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State Senator Ryan Silvey Proposes Changes to Term Limits and Make-Up of General Assembly

Missouri State Senator Ryan Silvey represents a large portion of Clay County Missouri. He has proposed a bill, SJR 26, for the 2016 legislative session that would alter the current term limits for senators and representatives in the state legislature. It also would significantly change the make-up of both the …

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Missouri Viewpoints Looks at “Food Insecurity” in Missouri

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“Missouri Viewpoints” is a weekly non-partisan news, information, public affairs program that is produced by Mike Ferguson. The show is on television and radio throughout Missouri. The Northland News encourages it’s readers to be informed on issues at the local and state level. Missouri Viewpoints is the best place for …

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State Senator Kurt Schaefer Seeks to End St. Louis and Kansas City Earnings Tax

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-­Columbia, has pre-­filed a bill for the 2016 legislative session that would repeal the St. Louis and Kansas City earnings tax. The bill, Missouri SB 575 (2016), is no surprise to those who read Schaefer’s interim letter to senate colleagues demanding action against Kansas City and …

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Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway issues audit report on Missouri Lottery Commission

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Lottery receives “good” rating; report notes several areas for improvement  JEFFERSON CITY, MO (Dec. 1, 2015) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway issued an audit report on the Missouri State Lottery Commission. The report, which received a rating of “good,” identifies several areas of concern, including two areas that were cited …

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Missouri Viewpoints Examines Foster Care and Mental Health First Aid in Missouri

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“Missouri Viewpoints” is a weekly non-partisan news, information, public affairs program that is produced by Mike Ferguson. The show is on television and radio throughout Missouri. The Northland News encourages it’s readers to be informed on issues at the local and state level. Missouri Viewpoints is the best place for …

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Two Northland Cities Make Safewise’s 25 Safest Cities in Missouri List

2015 Safewise Safest Cities in Missouri

Using FBI Crime Report Statistics, Safewise, a home security company, has completed their analysis of the safest cities in Missouri for 2015. Clay County Missouri cities Smithville and Kearney have made the list. To figure the stats, Safewise firsts eliminates all the cities that are below populations of 3,000. Then …

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Clay County Missouri Commission Expresses Frustration With Missouri Association of Counties

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In late July, we told you about grant funding that the Clay County Sheriff’s department was losing. The funding from the Deputy Sheriff’s Salary Supplementation Fund (DSSSF) is distributed by the State MoSMART board. This board is made up of sheriff’s deputies from other counties. The Clay County Commission was …

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Missouri Viewpoints Examines the Effort to Raise Taxes on Tobacco

“Missouri Viewpoints” is a weekly non-partisan news, information, and public affairs program that is produced by Mike Ferguson. The show is on television and radio throughout Missouri. The Northland News encourages it’s readers to be informed on issues at the local and state level. Missouri Viewpoints is the best place …

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Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway Identifies Top 5 Sunshine Law Violations in Missouri Government

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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 from audit reports issued between January 2014 and June 2015, and includes problems related to a number of issues, including a lack of documentation …

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