Report From the 6th District
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It’s the start of a new year and a new legislative session. On Jan. 6, the First Regular Session of the 101st General Assembly began with the swearing-in of recently elected senators. I look … more
Twelve months ago, I wrote a short column about Christmas and the spirit of giving in a troublesome year. It seems that message is as relevant as ever. In 2019, our community faced damaging … more
We’re getting to that point in the year when gifts are being bought, wrapped in festive paper and bows and placed under the Christmas tree. If you were anything like me as a child, this was … more
On Dec. 2, the Missouri Senate passed a $1.27 billion supplemental budget as part of a second extra session called by the governor to further coronavirus relief efforts in our state. The … more
On Dec. 2, the Missouri Senate passed a $1.27 billion supplemental budget as part of a second extra session called by the governor to further coronavirus relief efforts in our state. The … more
Shortly before the November general election, the governor announced that he was calling state lawmakers back to Jefferson City to pass a supplemental budget to help the state in its continued fight … more
Missouri hospitals warned “the wolf is at the door” in a letter to Gov. Mike Parson pleading for him to issue a statewide mask order to combat the rapid spread of COVID-19. Over the past two … more
With everything going on in today’s busy world, it’s never a bad idea to unplug and relax for a bit. As the leaves begin to change and the days get a little cooler, our state’s natural … more
The old saying goes, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” I’d like to add “and probably a firefighter too.” According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2019, a fire … more
Dear Editor: As the general election looms close a lot of people are hoping that their favorite candidates will win. Some will vote a split ticket and others will vote along rigid party lines. … more
To the Editor: Last Tuesday night, on national TV, Donald Trump exposed himself. If that statement of character revelation happens to also suggest an obscene display the crossover is not uncalled … more
I’m a firm believer in America as a land of opportunity. I’m also a firm believer in the opportunities the land provides us. Here in Missouri, agriculture contributes an estimated $88 billion … more
The Missouri General Assembly hit two birds with one stone this past week, as lawmakers completed the annual veto session and wrapped up work on an extra session called by the governor. The annual … more
Missouri has a proud agricultural history that has helped shape our state into what it is today. Agriculture is our state’s No. 1 industry, contributing more than $85 billion annually to our … more
After months of restrictions, Missouri is finally open for business once again. The last few months have brought nationwide unemployment to Great Depression-era levels which has obviously hurt our … more
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