Report From the 61st District
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Everyday our session begins with a prayer and the pledge of allegiance. The prayer is usually lead by the Reverend Monsignor Robert A. Kurwicki, Chaplain. But, this past Thursday the Monsignor … more
I will be one of many to extend my sympathies to the victims and families suffering from the tragedies along the parade route in Kansas City. However, this tragedy is not just about a few. We are all … more
The highlights this past week in the Missouri House of Representatives included a visit from Israeli Consul General, Maor Elbiz-Starinsky. He spoke out from the dais against the horrific … more
BY State Rep. Bruce Sassmann Missouri’s 61st District   I want to start by saying “thank you” to the city and the citizens of Gerald for being the first … more
In the first two weeks of Session, Speaker Dean Plocher has referred over 200 bills to committee, including legislation to fight crime, promoting school choice and parent’s rights in the their … more
I look back on the year and hope I’ve done my part to make our state a better place to live, work, and play. I know most of you work hard every day for your families and for your community. … more
The first day of filing new bills for the next legislative session was last Friday, Dec. 1st. You might find it interesting to know that legislation in the pipeline from the last session is … more
Dec. 1 is the first day of filing new legislation to be heard this next legislative session beginning Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024. One of the bills I will file this year addresses landowner concerns … more
For your benefit, there are community leaders gathering in Montgomery County to discuss economic development for the region. There are those working behind the scenes to bring economic … more
I wish I could have been so skillful to put these feeling in words.     Senator Cindy O’Laughin’s capitol report this week is better than anything I could have written. I … more
As a Republican lead legislature, we look for ways to decrease the burden of taxes on every household and at the same time respond to the services you want and need. In the collective view, we all … more
The Missouri State Fair, held from Aug. 10 to Aug. 20, 2023, welcomed nearly 350,000 visitors this year. This marks an approximate two-and-a-half percent increase from the previous year’s … more
While state legislators were in Jefferson City for the annual veto session on Sept. 13, Missouri Speaker of the House Dean Plocher appointed me as Trustee to the Missouri Humanities Council Trust … more
With more than 60 bills finally signed into law and taking effect last month, the Missouri General Assembly returned to the Missouri State Capitol on Sept. 13 for the annual veto session. During … more
More than 60 bills passed through the Missouri General Assembly this year, and after receiving the signature from Missouri Governor Mike Parson, those bills have now become law, effective Aug. 28. … more
Despite recent widespread rains bringing some much-needed relief, Missouri is still suffering under serious drought conditions. According to the Missouri Drought Assessment Committee, nearly 92% of … more
Dozens of new laws are set to take effect at the end of August, with the work of the Missouri Legislature in the 2023 legislative session finally coming to fruition. Several new laws and … more
More than 60 new laws passed during the 2023 legislative session will take effect at the end of the month, having received Governor Mike Parson’s signature in July. Here is a look at some of … more
More than 60 new laws passed during the 2023 legislative session will take effect at the end of the month, having received Governor Mike Parson’s signature in July. Here is a look at some of … more
Missouri Governor Mike Parson has officially given final approval to 31 bills from this year’s legislative session by signing off on a variety of legislation ranging from tax relief for senior … more
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