House Rejects Farm Bill

Members voted down the $940 billion bill in a 195-234 vote that only won 24 Democratic votes. Most Democrats voted against the bill because it cut food stamp programs by more than $20 billion. Democrats have blasted the $20.5 billion in food stamp cuts all week as cruel, while Republicans said more cuts are needed to […]

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Survey polls views on public health

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Health and Human Services is conducting a community survey to determine where local resident’s concerns lie with respect to public health.  The intent of the survey is to give the Department an idea of where it should be concentrating its resources. (excerpted from Columbia Daily Tribune 06/13/13 For more details […]

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Nixon presses objections to what he called a “risky, untested scheme” that would reduce state’s income tax rate for first time in 90 years

Nixon vetoed the tax cut legislation last week, and on Tuesday, he urged higher education leaders to tell their state lawmakers how the tax cut could hurt their schools. He said that when fully implemented, the tax cut would cost state government $800 million, which would be the equivalent of eliminating all state support for […]

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Republican Supermajorities Fail Boone County Residents

Schaefer, Rowden, Jones Block Medicaid Expansion Columbia, Mo. – The Boone County Democratic Central Committee expressed its great disappointment in the Missouri General Assembly Friday evening as the Assembly concluded its work for 2013 with a legislative session notable only for its abject failure to address issues of real importance to Missourians. Instead of working to accelerate […]

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