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A quick search on the Internet gives us these ten popular activities to do with your family on Mother’s Day weekend. Sip Tea Enjoy brunch at a local restaurant Hop along a wine … more
To the Editor: I have been hearing from many a disgust for getting the covid vaccine. Excuses run the ranges of political views to fears of side effects. It has been almost 60 years ago, but I … more
After one of the most trying years in American history, the state of our union continues to improve. Many children are back in school, more Americans are being vaccinated every day, and our … more
This week, the Missouri Senate approved its version of the state’s operating budget for Fiscal Year 2022. Composed of 13 appropriations bills, the budget provides funding to a wide range of … more
This past week, I was invited into the office of the Speaker of the House. Speaker Rob Vescovo presented me with the Freshman of the Year award for my work as an advocate for conservation. At the … more
To the Editor: As an item of interest, I’m a longtime property owner in Maries County and my paper is mailed to my St. Louis County address (Zip code 63124-1269). Today, April 28, I received … more
Two weeks ago, I struck a nerve with many Democrats when I dared to judge our current President, Joe Biden, with the same yardstick they beat Donald Trump over the head with for four long … more
Senators Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., recently introduced legislation that would allow licensed medical professionals to provide treatment in any state through the remainder of the … more
Here in Missouri, we are fortunate to be surrounded by natural beauty. While we were just reminded that we’re still in the season of going from spring to snow and back to 70-degree days in a week, … more
With just three weeks remaining in our legislative session, I wonder what this bicentennial general assembly will be remembered for? This week, the Missouri House of Representatives voted to expel … more
This week, the Missouri Senate gave an initial round of approval to one of my priorities for the 2021 legislative session. Senate Bill 36 creates the Capitol Complex Tax Credit Program and allows … 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 at all … more
In my formative years, and as a father of two Boy Scouts, I spent many nights away from the comforts of home in a collapsible shelter — more commonly know as a tent. These shelters have been … more
America has been slipping for decades. Lyndon Johnson made dishonesty the rule of the day, but he did love this country. Things really took a turn for the worse with the election of Barack Obama in … more
The Missouri House refusal to fund voter-approved Medicaid expansion reminded me of a long Missouri legislative tactic of “kicking the can down the road” involving state funding for … more
In 2015, the then Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Bill Shuster (R-PA) led negotiations with members of both parties in the House, Senate and White House on a … more
Missouri is blessed with fertile farmland and hardworking people who know how to put it to good use. According to the Missouri Department of Agriculture, our state is home to more than 95,000 … more
“If making laws were easy, we’d have too many.” That’s what was on my mind this week, as I listened to colleagues debate bills on the floor of the House. With just four weeks remaining in … more
Rural residents and farmers understand the importance of good roads and bridges. It’s the reason why Missouri Farm Bureau has long supported essential funding for our state and local highway … more
To the Editor: This last missile from the Democrats insulted my intelligence. Opening Day! What a crock! If they think we conservatives are going to hold hands with them and sing Kum Ba Yah, they … more
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