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Combating Human Trafficking

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 11:59 am

  Missouri General Assembly Gives First Round Approval to Haahr’s Bill Combating Human Trafficking   JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House took action Tuesday to advance legislation sponsored by state Rep. Elijah Haahr that would strengthen Missouri’s law against the trafficking of a child. The House perfected HB 152 by a voice vote. The bill would expand the crime of sexual trafficking of a child to include advertising a

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  • Schwartze elected president of area Enterprise Zone

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:59 pm

                Maries County Presiding Commissioner Ray Schwartze was elected president of the Gasconade Valley Enterprise Zone (GVEZ) at the group’s Jan.  21 meeting. He replaced Gasconade County Associate Commissioner Jerry Lairmore, who had served three-terms as president, the most allowed by the bylaws. Other officers remained the same with Mark Hayes of Maries County as vice president, OsageCounty Presiding Commissioner Dave Dudenhoeffer as treasurer and Byron Baker of Osage County

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  • Meramec Regional Planning Commission sets 2015 legislative priorities

    Posted on February 13, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Meramec Regional Planning Commission members Ron Kraettli, left, and Larry Miskel, right, talk with Missouri Sen. Mike Kehoe during a recent visit to the state capitol.

    A fair share of funding for rural school districts, incentives to encourage economic growth and an end to unfunded mandates heaped on local govenrments by the state are among the 2015 legislative priorities of the Meramec Regional Planning Commission. The planning agency’s Board of Directors recently adopted the legislative wishlist — and it did with several state legislators attending the board meeting at MRPC offices in St. James. Gasconade County

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