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News Tribune editorial
Efforts to change the Missouri Constitution — through initiative petitions and legislation — are growing exponentially.
Officials say rumors, myths take on life of their own every time they get repeated
Jefferson City officials say they often have to fight the battle of misconceptions in the public, but they are unsure of how to combat the issue.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon spent $15.5 million on his re-election campaign and still has hundreds of thousands of dollars left over.
Referendum needs two-thirds majority from combined areas to pass
The second and final vote on the proposed Meadows by the Club annexation is Tuesday, which will decide whether the area joins Jefferson City’s 4th ward.
Jefferson City has started taking action against those who refuse the city’s mandatory trash service from Allied Waste.
The City Council is set to approve a bill Monday eliminating the November 2012 expiration for festival districts, but is looking at ways to cope with the costs of added officers needed for those types of events.
Jefferson City’s municipal court has increased cases and revenues in the past 20 years, but much of the money raised does not go back into the court’s budget.
News Tribune editorial
A new hunting season is under way. A partnership of hunting interests has embarked on an initiative to promote and protect its contribution to economic development.
One of three men charged with trespassing after an April protest at Whiteman Air Force Based pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four months in federal prison.
Roughly 40 people turned out Thursday for the second of three city town hall meetings, with most of the discussion centered on the conference center and the old Missouri State Penitentiary.
The City Council approved the plan of intent for the Meadows by Club annexation, but only after considerable discussion on whether to take commercial businesses out of the proposal.
Average residential customer's bill to increase 47%
State regulators approved on Wednesday a $24 million rate increase for water and sewer customers of Missouri American Water Co. The average residential customer will see a 47 percent increase in his monthly bill.
Customers of Ameren Missouri would see their average monthly electric bills rise about $14 under a rate increase proposal filed Friday.
Three bids to provide weekly trash service to New Bloomfield residents were opened Thursday night by the New Bloomfield Board of Aldermen.
Proposition A defeated by 74 percent margin
For Arthur Brown and the Citizens Action Committee Against Ordinance 14487, victory on Jefferson City’s Proposition A did not come Tuesday night. It came Tuesday morning.
After Tuesday’s vote in Jefferson City to increase the city’s lodging tax from 4 cents per dollar to 7 cents, one of the next steps in the process is to annex two more hotels into the city.
The Jefferson City Council’s discussion on potential new restrictions for tattoo and piercing studios boils down to a struggle between two major sticking points — protecting a fragile downtown and allowing businesses to work unrestricted.
While the Jefferson City Council unanimously voted to place a four-cent increase of the city’s lodging tax on the February 2011 ballot for a conference center, there are still several lingering questions.
The Jefferson City Council voted unanimously in a special meeting Monday night to place a 4-cent increase of the city’s lodging tax on the February 2011 ballot.
There is nothing all that flashy about sewer pipes. And as deputy director of wastewater services for Jefferson City Eric Seaman said, that might be the biggest challenge the city faces as it approaches a vote on the second sewer bond issue in a three-phase set to make improvements required by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
While the changes that came earlier this month to Jefferson City’s trash contract with Allied Waste were unexpected, the most recent change is anything but unexpected.
Numbers don’t add up yet
Earlier this month, City Administrator Steve Rasmussen presented a funding package for the construction of a long-discussed Jefferson City conference center, complete with money to spare. However, after more investigation, some of the funding sources Rasmussen cited are not as firm as he indicated.
Jefferson City officials announced Wednesday in a news release that rates for Allied Waste customers will increase beginning in November.