Property donation rejected
During the week of April 15, Phelps County commissioners:
• Heard discussion on the use of local workforce for the construction of the bridge project on Road 7050. Jennifer Jones, Missouri Department of Transportation, advised that the county will need to provide documentation showing reasonable costs in order to use local workforce. She also advised that documentation of costs will have to be provided up front in order for the county to receive reimbursement. Commissioner Gary Hicks will tour potential bridge sites for relocation and meet with property owners. The county can use in-kind labor for a 20 percent match.
State treasurer announces new social media campaign to enhance financial literacy among Missourian
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel has announced a new push by his office to promote financial literacy among Missourians young and old through social media. As the state’s chief financial officer and a strong consumer advocate for Missourians, Treasurer Zweifel will share tips and online resources to help individuals and families with important money management topics like teaching kids about money, saving for college, exploring homeownership and investing for retirement.
Temporary post, primaries for 120th district on August 5 ballot
Voters at the polls on August 5 will be asked to vote twice on their ballot for State Representatives in the 120th district. There is a special election to fill the currently empty seat for the remainder of this term (to the end of this year). Those two candidates are Democrat Zechariah (Zech) Hockersmith and Republican Shawn Sisco. The primary election on this ballot is between Democrats Robert Mesger and Zechariah (Zech) Hockersmith, and Republicans Jason Chipman and Shawn Sisco. The winners of those two races will face one another in November.
Research jobs continue growth in Missouri; Gov. Nixon helps celebrate opening of Express Scripts Lab
• Company’s expansion expected to create 1,500 jobs by 2018; $56 million investment brings its total St. Louis footprint to one million square feet
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today joined leaders of the country’s largest pharmacy benefit management company to celebrate the expansion of The Express Scripts Lab, part of an overall campus expansion which is expected to create 1,500 new jobs in St. Louis over the next five years.
Actress Cynthia Nixon learns of her Missouri ancestor’s painful story on Who Do You Think You Are?
• Missouri State Archives helped uncover family history
Jefferson City, Mo. — On national television last night, award-winning actress Cynthia Nixon learned about a gruesome chapter of her family history that the Missouri State Archives, a division of Secretary of State Jason Kander’s office, helped uncover.
Gov. Nixon orders comprehensive review to ensure Missouri Lottery keeps its promise to public schools
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that he has ordered the Office of Administration to conduct a comprehensive review of the Missouri Lottery’s operations to assess its ability to carry out its voter-approved mandate to provide a stable funding source for public schools.