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Jackson County, St. Louis County added to Fitzpatrick’s local government checkbook

Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick today announced that Jackson County and St. Louis County have been added to the Local Government Checkbook, making spending data from Missouri’s two largest counties available to taxpayers. The Checkbook is part of his ongoing commitment to ensuring a more efficient and transparent government at both the state and local levels.
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Acting Governor Mike Kehoe issues Executive Order 22-05 in response to severe weather

Tuesday, July 27, acting on behalf of Governor Mike Parson, Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe signed Executive Order 22-05 in response to severe flooding occurring in the St. Louis region. The Order declares a State of Emergency exists in Missouri and activates the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan, which allows state agencies to coordinate directly with local jurisdictions in order to provide assistance.
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I-49 widening, dozens of Cass County transport projects receive state approval

The I-49 widening project from 155th St. to North Cass Parkway is receiving funding from the state. On July 6, the Missouri Highway Transportation Commission approved the $10 billion Statewide Transportation Improves Program (STIP). The program includes the $71 million I-49 widening project. According to the city of Raymore, the Missouri Department of Transportation has begun preliminary design of the I-49 widening project. MoDOT expects the project to begin in the summer of 2024.
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Republican Mike Haffner – Part 2

Do you know your state representative, Mike Haffner, and what he stands for? The Raymore Journal caught up with Rep. Haffner and had him break down every bill he has introduced during the current session of Missouri’s General Assembly.

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Vaccinations important step to keeping children in school

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 30.2% of children ages 5-11 and 60.2% of children ages 12-17 in the United States are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Even fewer have received a booster – 2.8% of children ages 5-11 and 16.7% of children ages 12-17. Currently, the CDC puts the Kansas City metropolitan area in the medium-to-high level for COVID-19 community spread. As children go back to school and gather in classrooms without masks, this could lead to additional infections and more children missing school, sports and extra-curricular activities, says Areola.
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FDA provides update on agency response to Monkeypox outbreak

Friday, July 29, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing an update on its multipronged response to monkeypox in the United States, including its efforts in the areas of diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics.
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Fewest Americans collecting jobless aid since 1970

Fewest Americans collecting jobless aid since 1970 By MATT OTT AP Business Writer Applications for unemployment benefits inched down last week as the total number of Americans collecting aid fell to its lowest level in more than 50 years. Jobless claims fell by 2,000 to 184,000 last week, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week […]
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Powell reinforces expectations of sharp rate hike next month

Powell reinforces expectations of sharp rate hike next month By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer The Federal Reserve must move faster than it has in the past to rein in high inflation, Chair Jerome Powell said Thursday, signaling that sharp interest rate increases are likely in the coming months, beginning at the Fed’s next policy […]