Carrollton Approved For AMTRAK Stop Funding

Carrollton residents are a step closer to having convenient services of Amtrak’s popular Southwest Chief Line.  State Rep. Peggy McGaugh and State Sen. Denny Hoskins announced the state operating budget approved by the General Assembly includes $1 million in funding for the proposed stop in Carrollton. That finding is for planning, design, maintenance, or construction of an Amtrak Station located […]

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Great Northwest Day Recap

Winter weather impacted Great Northwest Day at the Capitol, but Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce Director Crystal Narr says in some ways it made it easier to get their message across to the legislators that attended. They did have their annual evening event to feature the communities and Narr says Chillicothe was recognized for their display. Chillicothe was represented by nine […]

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State Asking For LESS Funding For Student Transportation

As the Chillicothe R-II School Districts and others in the area continue to struggle with the cost of student transportation, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is asking for less funding in this year’s budget request because of the pandemic. Wednesday DESE presented their budget for next school year to lawmakers. The budget included multiple requests that are […]

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Hoskins Comments on First Half of Session

Lawmakers in Jefferson City are on break with the conclusion of the first half of the 2019 legislative session. State Senator Denny Hoskins of Warrensburg, whose district includes Chillicothe, says the legislature’s focus has been on public safety. Hoskins says when lawmakers return to the capitol, there will be just eight weeks to accomplish their goals, including budget work. Lawmakers […]

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