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Franklin County Second District Commissioner Dave Hinson, St. Clair, has defeated three Republican opponents paving the way for a second four-year term.
On Tuesday, Missouri voters will be asked to approve or deny an expansion of Medicaid services across the state, but local lawmakers are concerned the costs associated with the expansion are far more than the public is being told by television commercials promoting passage of the referendum.
Attorneys Ben Hotz, Washington, and A. David Arand, Union, worked at the same law firm at one time and now are squaring off in the Republican primary for Franklin County municipal judge.
As federal authorities are being dispatched to Kansas City amid an increase in violent crime, the Missouri Legislature will convene Monday for a special session on that topic.
Gov. Mike Parson has announced a special legislative session beginning Monday, July 27, which will focus on addressing violent crime in Missouri.
As the list of everyday activities affected by the coronavirus grows, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed a bill to allow expanded absentee voting in August and November.
Lonedell voters showed their support for the school district in Tuesday’s election by passing Prop R-14, a $1,250,000 no-tax increase bond issue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Four candidates are seeking to fill three open seats on the Meramec Valley R-III Board of Education during the April 7 election.
Franklin County Clerk Tim Baker says polling places will be safe for voters next week for the general municipal election, but predicts low turnout.
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.
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.