Report From the 6th District
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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
In the near future, my colleagues and I will return to the State Capitol for the start of an extra legislative session.  Called by the governor, this extra session will focus on providing tax … more
The smell of fried food moving throughout the grounds, the sight of children riding a roller coaster and the sound of families enjoying themselves on a warm summer’s night — fair season … more
In today’s day and age, it isn’t popular to be an elected official.  We often get blamed for problems we didn’t cause, and we get second-guessed every time we vote on an … more
The sun is out, the temperatures are up and the smell of kettle corn is in the air, which can mean only one thing — it’s fair season once again. To me, local fairs are some of the best … more
Each legislative session, the General Assembly faces the challenge of addressing any number of important issues facing our state. While the issues often vary, at the heart of the work we do in the … more
Even though the 2022 legislative session came to a close in May, the work of the Legislature is never done. Lawmakers are always looking for new ways to improve our state and ensure it remains a … more
Farmland is a precious resource in our state, serving a wide range of functions. For starters, it’s the foundation of many family businesses and our state’s largest industry. It allows … more
Elections are at the foundation of the way our government operates. Because of the essential role they play, it’s important our elections function well and that citizens can trust in their … more
The 2022 legislative session has come to a close. While at times the session was stressful and outcomes were uncertain, I believe the General Assembly still managed to do a lot of good for the people … more
On May 5, the Senate passed an important piece of legislation to protect Missourians’ private property rights, as well as the value of farmland. House Bill 2005 deals with the issue of … more
After a marathon voting session, the Missouri Senate passed its version of the state operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Thirteen appropriations bills comprise the budget for the 2023 … more
Over this past week, the Senate’s Appropriations committee has been working through the state’s proposed operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The committee has spent … more
There’s an old Irish proverb that says “You will never plow a field if you only ever turn it over in your mind.” And it’s true. There’s no substitute for hard … more
It was another busy week in the Missouri State Capitol, as lawmakers continue to shepherd priority bills through the legislative process. On March 28, the Senate’s Agriculture Committee, … more
The Missouri General Assembly was back in full swing, as we enter the second half of this year’s legislative session.  Between now and the end of session in mid-May, legislative action … more
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