State and Regional News

Little accountability over millions in taxpayer dollars that go to business recruiting, Auditor Galloway says

State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit of the Economic Development Advancement Fund (EDAF), which is primarily overseen by the Department of Economic Development (DED). The fund supports an exclusive contract with the Hawthorn Foundation for business development and marketing, but the audit found little oversight or accountability in how taxpayer dollars are spent.

Moles, voles, gophers and armadillos are topic of next Master Gardener class

September is the month when gardeners and farmers often say nuisance animals do the most damage. These animals re-surface after the heat of August, and search for food before the winter.  Some ask how to identify the specific animal and how to remove it.

Smith named ‘Hero of Main Street’

U.S. Representative Jason Smith (MO-08) was named a “Hero of Main Street” for consistently supporting small businesses and cutting taxes while serving in Congress. The “Hero of Main Street” Award was presented by the National Retail Federation, which represents the interests of millions of small businesses.