featured

A perfect storm of circumstances led to a dismal 7.3 percent voter turnout at Franklin County polls Tuesday.

featured

Over the past few months, St. Clair School District officials have worried whether Prop STC Safe and Secure, a $12,750,000 no-tax increase bond issue, would be affected due to low voter turnout in June’s municipal election.

Voters in Pacific voted down two propositions and added a new face to the board of aldermen.

For those who enjoy a variety of choices on their ballots, election day Tuesday, June 2, might have been a bit disappointing.

featured

One challenger won, while one incumbent easily held his position on the Union Board of Aldermen in the Tuesday, June 2, election. Also, a use tax on online purchases failed and Union R-XI School Board of Education members held their seats.

featured
  • Updated

Voters in Pacific voted down two propositions and added a new face to the board of aldermen.

featured

With the first election day during the COVID-19 pandemic coming Tuesday, many questions will be answered about the future of elections in Franklin County and statewide in 2020.

featured

Franklin County Clerk Tim Baker says there are many unknowns going into the general municipal election Tuesday, but encourages county residents to get out and vote.

Gov. Mike Parson announced Thursday that Phase 1 of the state’s “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan has been extended through Monday, June 15. 

featured

Eastern District Court of Appeals Judge Roy L. Richter has ordered the Franklin County Commission to fully fund the budget request of Presiding Judge Ike Lamke.

On the June 2 ballot, Pacific voters face a potentially pivotal police issue. Pacific “marshals,” or police chiefs, have been elected by citizens in the past; that could change with the results of the upcoming municipal election.

Three incumbents will face one newcomer in the race for three open seats on the Union R-XI School Board of Education. 

Two newcomers — Harold Frick and Christopher “C.J.” Ruyle are seeking the Pacific Board of Aldermen Ward 1 seat in the April 7 election.

featured

Barbara E. Laberer is challenging incumbent Ward 2 Alderman William “Bill” Isgriggs for the Ward 2 seat he was elected to in 2018.

featured

A longtime member of the Union Board of Aldermen is being challenged by a relative newcomer to the city in the Tuesday, June 2, election.

featured

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft admits he saw the long line outside the Union License Office, where some were not wearing masks or social distancing while waiting to get a driver’s license or registration, when he drove into town Friday, May 15.

As part of an ongoing effort to examine Missouri’s spending of federal funds provided by the coronavirus relief bill, State Auditor Nicole Galloway unveiled a new online tool to give Missourians a detailed look at how state government is using those funds.

Opinions vary on the abbreviated 2020 Missouri legislative session, but it is coming down to the wire for a few key issues.

featured

There were more new Franklin County unemployment claims in March than any month in the past 12 years and claims were nearly 13 times higher than February.

State lawmakers have been told to stay away from Jefferson City but may return to the 2020 session April 27.

It will be more of the same for most residents as three of the four state representatives serving Franklin County will run unopposed in 2020.

featured

Four incumbent Franklin County officials will walk into another four years in office unchallenged, and a political newcomer will take over with no opposition. 

Both state political parties have released statements regarding the awarding of delegates to presidential candidates from the March 10, presidential preference primary.

All Democrats in Franklin County interested in participating in the delegate selection process should gather Monday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Government Center, located at 400 E. Locust St., Union.

featured

The offices of governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer, 17 state senators from odd-numbered districts, and 163 state representatives will be on ballots statewide in Missouri this year.

The Missouri Supreme Court has denied a motion by the Franklin County Commission to hear a case related to 2020 budget funding of the county juvenile courts.

featured

There are 14 elected offices in Franklin County government and more than half of them are on the ballot in 2020.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and first lady Teresa will travel to Miami this weekend to represent Missouri and cheer on the Kansas City Chiefs.

featured

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says stability has been key to his unexpected term leading the state and has led to successes in the past 20 months.