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Musings: New contract for Clay County Administrator beyond outrageous

For the last year and a half I have been covering the continual conflict and disrespect of the citizens at the Clay County Courthouse. Yesterday I received an email from a source that contained the renewal contract of Clay County Administrator Dean Brookshier. For those that haven’t seen the news …

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Musings: 20 Questions From Jack Cashill’s The Sentinel

For those that have not heard, conservative author Jack Cashill has launched a digital news product of his own. The Sentinel launched on January 30, 2017 and according to Cashill is seeing some great site traffic early on. More from The Sentinel’s about page: The Sentinel is an online news …

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Missouri State Representative Jim Neely – Capitol Report – March 17th, 2017

Legislation to Stop Illegal Use of Herbicides Receives Final Legislative Approval (HB 662)   The House and Senate have agreed to legislation that is meant to stop the illegal use of herbicides that have caused widespread damage to crops in Southeast Missouri.   According to experts from the University of …

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Concerning Facebook Posts by Smithville School Board Candidate

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Being a school board member is one of the most thankless jobs out there. They work unpaid and have to handle difficult situations. Good members will work tirelessly to represent the school districts they serve and will be sure every decision is explained and understood. Social media has become an …

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Missouri State Representative Ken Wilson – “Dangerous Weather Wreaked Havoc”

As the legislature debated multiple bills and worked more hours, I found myself in the throes of a community tornado in need of relief. That Monday night a few weeks ago was not a typical evening for me.  Usually I would be in Jefferson City attending meetings and preparing for …

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Missouri has the real “Spirit of Enterprise” – Senator Claire McCaskill

The best way to strengthen America’s economy is to support the creation of good-paying jobs, and that’s been a big focus of my work in the Senate. Last week I was told that I’m being honored with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Spirit of Enterprise” award for my ongoing work …

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Musings: Targeted Commission Mailings Legal, Still Wasteful and Wrong

The decision in the Markenson lawsuit came down last week. You can read more about that by clicking HERE. I can’t say that I was surprised by it at all. It’s an uncomfortable position for any judge to be in the middle of. As with many things in our society, …

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Missouri State Representative Lauren Arthur – Capitol Report – March 15th, 2017

Missouri State Representative Lauren Arthur represents Missouri House District 18, which includes North Kansas City and the surrounding Kansas City-North areas of Clay County. For more information on our Opinion Section and why we publish these newsletters from elected officials please click here. The past few weeks have been busy …

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Doug Richey Announces Effort for Missouri House Race

Doug Richey, an Excelsior Springs pastor and law enforcement chaplain, has formed an exploratory candidate committee ahead of the 2018 election for the District 38 House of Representatives Republican Primary. Meeting with community leaders and neighbors to discuss pressing issues facing them, Richey stated, “I’m deeply humbled by the tremendous outpouring …

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Auditor Galloway marks 2017 Sunshine Week with call for government transparency

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – In recognition of Sunshine Week, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today called on state and local government officials to renew commitments to the state’s open records and government transparency laws, known as the Missouri Sunshine Law. “Missourians have long agreed that government should operate with transparency …

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