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A few special elections in Mid-Missouri yesterday resulted in success for the towns and entities asking for new revenue.

In Ashland, voters approved a one half cent sales tax increase to go toward transportation projects in the town. The Boone County Clerk reports a voter turnout of just over 6 percent for two special elections, with the measure passing 86 to 65.

Starting Nov.5, Camden County Road and Bridge employees will work 40 hours each week for the first time since hours were cut in 2007 due to the national economic downturn. The Camden County Commission approved changes to the budget last Wednesday. Presiding Commissioner Kris Franken says Road and Bridge Supervisor Rich Pieper approached him with an amended budget that allowed a 40-hour work week without any additional funds.