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How about some good economic news. According to the just released 2020 edition of Economic Freedom of North America, Missouri ranks as the 12th most economically free state in the country. It is an … more
Ranking second in America for completed apprenticeships for the second year in a row, Missouri is leading the way and showing the rest of the country how beneficial apprenticeships can be. … more
JEFFERSON CITY – State Representative Elect Bruce Sassmann, R-Bland, received an introductory course on the legislative process as part of a new member orientation held at the Missouri State … more
THE GOOD NEWS: Hermann Hospital will continue to care for hospitalized patients with COVID, but we have limited beds, staff and do not have an ICU. We follow current inpatient care guidelines for … more
Election Day has come and gone for Missourians but its final impact is still uncertain. While President Trump has not conceded the presidential race, he continues to trail in the vote count. If this … more
According to the Missouri secretary of state’s office, more than 3 million Missourians, or 70 percent of registered voters, weighed in on the candidates and issues before them on Election … more
On Nov. 5, lawmakers returned to the State Capitol for the start of this year’s second extra legislative session. Called by the governor, this extra session will focus on appropriating additional … more
With a crazy 2020 almost on the books, let’s take a look at the opportunities your business has had available and what you need to do to cross the finish line on Dec. 31. Have you spent your … more
SARS-CoV-2 virus was virtually unknown when it hit in early 2020. COVID-19, as the disease is known, now has more than 60,000 National Library of Medicine citations, as the internet disseminates … more
I felt the need to write a bit and tell about the first days after the election. On Wednesday, the day after, all of the House Republican members made quick recoveries from their watch parties and … more
Missouri is a red state. If there was any doubt about that at all, Republicans put it to rest Tuesday night. Not only did Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and his fellow GOP statewide officeholders … more
As the leaves begin to change and the days become shorter, my mind begins to drift to one of my favorite times of year — deer season. I cannot begin to convey how important this time … more
In the coming days, most Missourians will take a deep breath and try to put the election behind them. Members of the Legislature, however, will be heading back to work. The governor has … more
Look around!  There are orange pumpkins, scarecrows and hay bales, mums in gorgeous colors like burgundy, bronze, yellow, white and splashes of colored leaves nestled among the cedar trees. Yes, … more
Amendment 3 is an alternative to “Clean Missouri” placed on the ballot by the Missouri General Assembly. If approved by Missouri voters this November, Amendment 3 would completely ban lobbyist … more
Have you noticed new “gaming” machines popping up in gas stations and convenience stores in our community? I have noticed them, and this week, I wanted to write about what I believe is … more
Thanks to technology, there’s a new, socially-distant way for out-of-work Missourians to connect with employers. Now through mid-December, the Office of Workforce Development will host weekly … more
I’ve been in and around politics for a long time, and not once, ever, have I encountered a candidate who said he or she might not accept the results of an election. Until now. Certainly, in … more
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