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Graves to Hold Town Hall in Daviess

U.S. Representative Sam Graves will be holding a town hall meeting from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, in Daviess County, at the A.V. Spillman Center, West Charles Street and Broadway, Jamesport, 64648.

With Congress in the middle of its August district work period, he will be holding town halls in our district in the coming weeks. Rep. Graves relies on events like these to strengthen lines of

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Kinder Again Returns Portion of Budget to State

Returns almost $80,000 in unspent funds

Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder today announced he again has returned to the state unspent funds from his budget.

The total amount of unspent funds Kinder is returning for Fiscal Year 2015, which ended June 30, is $79,802, with represents 17.5 percent of his budget. First elected lieutenant governor in 2004, Kinder has returned, on average, more than 5 percent of his budget each

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Northwest Silver Haired Legislative Delegates Prepare

For annual October session in Jefferson City

John Murphy, President of the Northwest Missouri Silver Haired Delegation, attended the Annual Bills Committee meeting in Jefferson City on July 16. Along with other delegates from across the state, John helped select 24 proposals to be presented to the statewide delegation at the October session.

All delegates from Missouri will attend the annual session in Jefferson City Oct. 21-23, at the Capitol

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Report

DWI, 11 other charges filed against Winston man

On July 18, charges were filed against Carl Parman, 18, Winston. Parman was arrested around 2:30 a.m. for misdemeanor DWI as well as class D felony resisting arrest, minor in possession of alcohol, property damage, and numerous traffic violations, 12 charges in all.

The probable cause report by Deputy Todd Watson states that Parman was observed at the Winston Pit Stop where

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Koster Sues Secretary of Ag Over Crop Insurance

Attorney General Chris Koster filed a federal lawsuit this week against Tom Vilsack, the United States Secretary of Agriculture, seeking to compel the USDA to accept acreage reports from Missouri farmers—a prerequisite for obtaining crop insurance—beyond the normal deadline. Koster alleges in the suit that the farmers’ planting seasons have shifted much later into the summer than normal as a result of the heavy rainfall Missouri has experienced. As a

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Missouri Governor Nixon to Be in Area

Governor Jay Nixon will be visiting North Central Missouri College in Trenton tomorrow, July 15. Governor Nixon will arrive, take a tour of Geyer Hall, and then give a presentation at 11:00 a.m. in Cross Hall. The public is encouraged to attend a reception at 10:30 a.m., where light refreshments will provided before the presentation. NCMC offices will be closed from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

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Capitol Report: Independence Day

by State Sen. Dan Hegeman

In just a few days, millions of Americans will join in celebration as we observe our nation’s 239th birthday. Although the America of today might look different than the one our Founding Fathers knew, the celebration of our independence on July 4th is still marked in much the same way as it has always been — with parades, concerts and grand fireworks. Perhaps most importantly,

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NCMBF to Launch Efforts for Small Business Growth

The North Central Missouri Business Facilitation Group (NCMBF) met in Gallatin,  recently and was joined by State Representative J. Eggleston. Representative Eggleston expressed his interest in supporting small businesses throughout his district. NCMBF represents six counties in central Missouri and its goal is to enhance entrepreneurial opportunities within the six counties. NCMBF has been supported by a group in the northwest named the Missouri Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation (also a

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Graves Issues Statement After SCOTUS Upholds ACA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves issued the following statement after the Supreme Court today ruled in favor of the Obama Administration in the case of King v. Burwell.

“I strongly disagree with today’s ruling, but it does not change my resolve to fully repeal Obamacare,” Rep. Graves said. “The president’s health care law has led to higher costs, fewer jobs, and tremendous uncertainty for families and small businesses.”

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