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
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