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HERMANN — Directors of the Gasconade County Enhanced 911 program this morning (Wednesday) are expected to decide how much the agency will provide to help pay for the Aug. 3 special election on a … more
HERMANN — Tomorrow morning’s mid-year operating budget review session marks a rare event in Gasconade County government: One of the few times in a year all elected officeholders are in the same … more
I walked through a county courthouse square On a park bench an old man was sitting there I said, your old courthouse is kinda run down He said, naw, it’ll do for our little town I said, … more
Last week, I had the pleasure of joining other freshman members of the Missouri House of Representatives on the traditional freshman tour of the state. The tour is intended to give the … more
Over the past year, many communities across the United States have experienced varying degrees of challenges brought on by the pandemic, with veterans being among the most vulnerable. In addition … more
Over the past year, many communities across the United States have experienced varying degrees of challenges brought on by the pandemic, with veterans being among the most vulnerable. In addition … more
JEFFERSON CITY — During a press conference Monday at the State Capitol, Gov. Mike Parson warned of the “detrimental consequences” to Missourians if the Federal Reimbursement Allowances (FRA) … more
The CPI (consumer price index) increased at a 5-percent rate over the past year, the highest rate in more than a decade. Fed officials are quick to suggest that this increase is temporary; … more
The CDC recently announced that fully vaccinated Americans can gather indoors with friends and family — without wearing masks or social distancing. This guidance is great news for older … more
Since the state legislature adjourned on May 15th, I’ve enjoyed spending more time at home with my family and meeting with constituents in the district. Right now, I’m also preparing for the … more
As the rate of Covid-19 cases has begun to decrease and the number of vaccinated individuals continues to rise, many are heading back out into the world — unsure of what to expect and what lies … more
We don’t often think that how the U.S. conducts itself at home has much impact on how we face the world, but it does. You’d be amazed at how closely people in countries all over the globe … more
“In the Missouri Senate, there are show horses and work horses. I consider myself the latter and will continue to let others be the former.” — State Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, majority … more
Less than a year after the pandemic began, Americans had access to three highly effective vaccines that are paving the way forward and away from Covid-19, and that number could soon rise, as the FDA … more
During my first five months in the Missouri House of Representatives, I voted on hundreds of bills. However, two pieces of legislation especially perked my interest: HB 369, and HB 574. Both bills … more
What does that say…May? That means the fifth month of the year is half gone. What happened to the other four? Oh, well time flies when you‘re having fun. Sisters day was comfortable, … more
Collected from Missouri legislators from their final week of the spring 2021 General Assembly which concluded Friday evening. On May 12, St. Louis Cardinals baseball great Ozzie Smith visited the … more
At 6 p.m. on Friday, May 14, the Missouri General Assembly will adjourn Sine Die. This means that our regular 2021 legislative session is over. As I listened to the floor debate on Thursday, I … more
LYONS, Neb.,— Across the country, states have been increasingly innovative in finding ways to integrate the goals of eliminating hunger and strengthening local food systems, according to a white … more
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., — Democrats and Republicans have different views about the importance of a free press, an independent judiciary, the Bill of Rights, and a potent Congress, according to a … more
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