Riggs frustrated after two bills die during Missouri legislative session from two filibustering senators
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri legislative session for 2023 ended at 6 p.m. May 12, the day and time as required by law, with a number of bills left unheard. Two senators filibustered to protest bills that were not being passed. Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, read aloud from a biography of Ronald Reagan,…Read Full Article
'The first taste of a bitter cup': Financial collapse averted at Hannibal-LaGrange University, but at what cost?
This story first appeared on the Inside Higher Ed website on May 26, 2022. It is reprinted here in its entirety, with permission. On the morning of May 2, the leaders of Hannibal-LaGrange University called faculty and staff into a meeting to share good news: they had raised $1.5 million and would remain open for the fall…Read Full Article
HANNIBAL, Mo. — State Representative Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) was honored during Tuesday’s Hannibal City Council meeting by the Missouri Public Utility Alliance. The Republican legislator, who represents all of Marion and Shelby Counties and part of Monroe County, was presented with the Richard E. Malon Public Service Award. According to an MPUA press release, the…Read Full Article
HANNIBAL, Mo. — To support the city following February’s cold snap, Missouri granted Hannibal $750,000 through an interest-free municipal utility loan Oct. 22. The loan was administered through the Department of Natural Resources Division of Energy and is part of the Municipal Utility Emergency Loan Program enacted by Gov. Mike Parson in May. The General Assembly earmarked $50 million…Read Full Article
by Jim Dewey HANNIBAL – The Hannibal City Council Tuesday night gave its second and final reading to the city’s two annual budget ordinances. As noted after the June 1 meeting, the General Fund is $13,054,739 and the citywide budget with operating expenses and capital expenses is $25,489,731. Hannibal Director of Finance Karen Burditt said…Read Full Article
by Jim Dewey HANNIBAL – The Hannibal City Council gave first reading city’s operating budget during Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Hannibal City Council. Director of Finance Karen Burditt said the General Fund is $13,054,739 and the citywide budget with operating expenses and capital expenses is $25,489,731. The Covid crisis did not affect Hannibal’s last…Read Full Article