Report From the 26th Senate District
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My first legislative session drew to a close when the Senate gavel pounded on May 12, signaling the end of the First Regular Session of the 102nd General Assembly. As a freshman senator, I’ve … more
Labor shortages, record inflation and supply chain disruptions are just a few of the challenges business owners are facing across our state. Since the Legislature has little control over the … more
The Senate Appropriations Committee tackled the arduous “mark-up” process to finalize its version of the state operating budget for FY ‘24. If you tuned in to the hearings or … more
We’ve reached a pivotal point in the legislative session and only have three final weeks to complete the operating budget for FY ‘24 and four weeks to send bills to the governor to sign … more
The legislative process has often been compared to a race. Senators expediently vie for support for their proposals at each turn as they attempt to transform bills into laws before the finish … more
With only six weeks remaining in the 2023 legislative session, the focus in the Senate will now shift to the state operating budget for fiscal year ‘24. Passing a balanced budget is the … more
I was disappointed when we abruptly adjourned early for spring break and did not pass Senate Bill 49, the “Missouri Save Adolescents from Experimentation,” or SAFE, Act. This … more
The month of March marks the halfway point of the legislative session. The annual Spring Break is scheduled for March 13–17, each chamber begins to deliberate on legislation approved by … more
During last week’s legislative rush, I had the honor of advancing three more proposals that I believe will be good for Missourians. On Feb. 21, I presented Senate Bill 233 to my fellow … more
Among the flurry of legislative activities last week, I’m happy to report my Parents Bill of Rights legislation, Senate Bills 4, 42 & 89, was perfected on Feb. 8. I’m pleased with … more
If I was asked to summarize last week in the Senate, I would say it was filled with “firsts.” On Jan. 18, I presented my first bill as a state senator to the members of the Senate … more
As the song goes, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Lights and decorations adorn every street corner, holiday music on the radio, brightly-wrapped presents under Christmas trees … more
Thanksgiving marks one of my favorite times of the year. This holiday gives each of us the opportunity to come together with our loved ones and give thanks. We are an incredibly blessed people, … more
Every year, Nov. 11 marks Veterans Day throughout our country. Observed on the anniversary of the end of World War I, Veterans Day honors those who have bravely and honorably served in our … more
The ability to cast one’s vote on Election Day is a fundamental part of our representative republic. An individual’s vote is their voice and their ability to choose who represents them … more
Tuesday, Oct. 4, marked the end of the General Assembly’s work in the extra legislative session called by the governor.  After the House of Representatives put its stamp of approval on … more
On Wednesday, Sept. 21, members of the Missouri Senate put their stamp of approval on legislation designed to meet the governor’s call for the extra legislative session. The two bills passed … more
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