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Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway invites public to attend hearing on Municipal Court Reform rules on Nov. 2

Comments may be provided at the hearing, written comments accepted through Nov. 6. JEFFERSON CITY, MO-The Office of Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway will hold a public hearing on a series of proposed rules to guide local governments in reporting compliance with recent municipal court reform legislation. The hearing will be …

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Consider provider networks when choosing health insurance coverage

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Open enrollment for many health insurance plans begin Nov. 1 Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Insurance reminds Missourians it is important to consider more than just the monthly premiums and other costs when shopping for health insurance coverage during open enrollment. For many Missourians, this is the …

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Governor Jay Nixon: New census data shows Missouri leading nation in new business creation

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Jefferson City, MO-Newly released census data shows Missouri leading the nation in new business creation, Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday.  While the vast majority of states saw a drop in the number of new firms created, new business creation in Missouri surged by 16 percent in 2013, more than any other state …

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Insurance companies pay First Steps Program and Thompson Foundation for Autism after reaching a settlement with Missouri Department of Insurance

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Health insurers agree to pay autism claims as required by Missouri’s landmark autism law Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Insurance recently reached a settlement agreement with the Chesapeake Life Insurance Company, the Mega Life and Health Insurance Company and Mid-West National Life Insurance Company of Tennessee. The …

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Missouri Auditor Galloway releases audit report for Missouri Gaming Commission

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JEFFERSON CITY, MO (Oct. 22, 2015) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released an audit of the Missouri Gaming Commission with a performance rating of “excellent,” which indicates the commission is well managed and the report contains no findings. The audit report includes information collected for the 2014 and 2015 …

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State Education Department Audit Finds Unnecessary Collection of Student Social Security Numbers

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JEFFERSON CITY (Oct. 21, 2015) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a cybersecurity audit of the Missouri Student Information System used by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The audit found DESE unnecessarily collected and retained personally identifiable information, including Social Security numbers, from school districts …

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Historic Missouri Roadsides Shows Several Tours Across Two-Lane Missouri Roads

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The Northland News was recently provided a proof copy of a new book by Bill Hart. Historic Missouri Roadsides is a travel/history/photogoraphy book that consists of several tours across the Missouri “road less traveled.” Hart was inspired to write the book by his may trips crisscrossing Missouri as a field …

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Missouri Viewpoints: The Impact of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan on Missouri

(St. Charles, MO) – Will you breathe easier if new regulations make your electric bill go up? The US Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward with increased regulations on power plant emissions. The “Clean Power Plan” is designed to reduce those emissions from US power plants over the next fifteen …

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“Employment – The Changing Landscape” Summit

The Arc of Missouri, People First of Missouri, and Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council will be hosting the “Employment – The Changing Landscape” Summit on Wednesday, October 28th, at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Columbia, Missouri, from 9:30 AM to 4 PM.  This Summit will be an informational …

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September Missouri Jobs Report Shows Slight Drop in Unemployment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – According to seasonally adjusted data released today by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Missouri’s unemployment rate for September fell by three-tenths of a point to 5.3 percent, the lowest rate since August 2007. Following an upward revision to the August employment figures to show a …

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