Category Archives: STATE

National Adoption Month Reminds Missourians That More Than 1,500 Children Are in Need of  Family

Written on November 30, 2016 at 3:49 pm, by

November is National Adoption Month and approximately 1,500 children and youth in Missouri are waiting for a forever home with a loving family.  Every day, the Department of Social Services, Children’s Division and the Missouri Heart Gallery work to raise awareness of the youth and children in foster care who deserve a family they can […]

BATTLE OF THE BUTTS – Pair of Amendments Compete for Funding from Proposed Cigarette Tax Hikes

Written on November 1, 2016 at 9:40 am, by

On November 8th, Missouri voters will decide not one, but two ballot issues seeking to raise sales taxes on tobacco products, a confusing scenario that may ultimately have the competing measures vying for the highest vote total to determine which law prevails if both are approved. Of course that is far from a foregone conclusion, […]

Missouri Voters to Decide Future of Sales Tax for State Parks, Soil and Water Conservation

Written on October 25, 2016 at 2:19 pm, by

Ever since 1984, 0.1 percent of sales made in Missouri has gone to fund state parks and soil and water conservation efforts in the Missouri in the form of a special sales tax. On November 8th, voters across the state will once again decide the future of the sales tax. Originating in a 1984 state […]

Amendment 2 Places Campaign Finance Limits Back on Missouri Ballots

Written on October 25, 2016 at 1:53 pm, by

At a time when voters are being bombarded by political ads and campaign propaganda seemingly non-stop, Missouri voters will be deciding if they want to try and place a damper on it with Constitutional Amendment 2, which is proposing campaign contribution limits for state and judicial offices. If approved by voters, Amendment 2 would implement […]

Rep. Craig Redmon Recognized by Missouri Farm Bureau as a “Friend of Agriculture” 

Written on September 8, 2016 at 8:54 am, by

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –The state’s largest agriculture organization recently presented state Rep. Craig Redmon with a 2016 Friend of Agriculture Award. The Missouri Farm Bureau presented Rep. Redmon with the award on September 1 at the annual meeting of the Adair/Schuyler County Farm Bureau. The Missouri Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture Award is presented each […]

Redmon, House Appropriations Committee for Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources Continues to Work through the Interim

Written on July 25, 2016 at 7:11 pm, by

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While the Missouri General Assembly concluded the 2016 legislative session in May, members of the Missouri House of Representatives have remained busy throughout the interim with committee work and research that will pave the way for the next budget process. State Rep. Craig Redmon and the members of the House Appropriations […]

Transportation Commission Approves MoDOT’s New Five-Year Construction Plan

Written on July 12, 2016 at 6:38 pm, by

  Two Scotland County bridges will be replaced but no money is earmarked for resurfacing Highway 15 or 136. Several highway resurfacing projects and bridge repairs or replacements are just a few of the projects now funded in Missouri’s five-year Statewide Transportation Program, or STIP.  The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved the STIP at […]

Gov. Nixon Vetoes Will Likely Ensure State Retains “Judicial Hellhole” Status

Written on July 6, 2016 at 10:47 am, by

Two vetoes by Gov. Jay Nixon will help Missouri keep its reputation as having one of the worst legal climates in the nation. The state currently rates as a “Judicial Hellhole” according to the American Tort Reform Association. The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform says Missouri’s legal climate ranks 42 in the nation. The […]

Treasurer Zweifel Encourages Missourians to Check if they Have Unclaimed U.S. Savings Bonds

Written on June 13, 2016 at 11:29 pm, by

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel today announced Missourians can search on his website to see if he is holding a U.S. Savings Bond that bears their name. These bonds came to the Treasurer as Unclaimed Property in abandoned safe deposit boxes. Treasurer Zweifel currently holds more than 7,800 savings bonds for thousands […]

Missouri Department of Revenue Warns Missourians of IRS Scam Calls

Written on June 13, 2016 at 3:48 pm, by

The Missouri Department of Revenue has recently received complaints about a phone call scam targeting Missourians in which the caller falsely states that they are with the IRS. Nia Ray, Director of the Revenue Department, urges Missourians to guard against these scams. “Tax scams are increasingly becoming more sophisticated and harder for citizens to identify, […]