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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called top lawmakers to the White House on Wednesday as Republicans rejected Democratic demands to vote on legislation ending a two-day partial government shutdown without changes to the nation's three-year-old health care law.
Missouri Speaker of the House Tim Jones will make two stops in Franklin County Friday, May 31, as part of his "end of session" tour. Jones will report on the status of legislation that was passed and will take questions from citizens.
Local state legislators report that they were able to get some bills and amendments passed in Jefferson City during this year’s legislative session.
New Haven Mayor George Panhorst was re-elected in Tuesday’s election.
The passage of a bill that intends to reinstate the local sales tax on out-of-state vehicle purchases has been received with cautious optimism by Franklin County’s presiding commissioner.
Incumbent Edward V. Fischer was re-elected as a Washington Special Road District commissioner Tuesday.
Two incumbents were re-elected to their school board seats in the Spring Bluff R-15 School District Tuesday.
There were three board members elected in Tuesday’s municipal election to serve on the Village of Leslie. Scott D. Miller, Patricia Lueker and Harley Haynes were elected to serve two-year terms on the board. Miller and Haynes each received 10 votes, or 35.7 percent; and Lueker received 8 votes, or 28.6 percent.
John H. Zelch was elected in Tuesday’s municipal election to serve a four-year term on the Gerald-Rosebud Fire Protection District Board.
Washington Ward 3 residents have a new city council representative.
There are three candidates vying to be the Gerald mayor who will appear on the April 2 ballot.
Other than larger city races, the April 2 election ballot also will feature contests for school districts, smaller cities, ambulance districts, fire districts and a road district.
Voters in Washington’s Ward 3 will decide a two-way city council race next Tuesday.
A newcomer to the political arena and an incumbent both are vying for a seat on the Union Board of Aldermen in next Tuesday’s municipal election.
Union R-XI School District officials are hoping Proposition KIDS, an $8 million no-tax increase bond issue, will get voter approval.