Report From the 61st District
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Last Wednesday we were debating the Open Enrollment education bill. My first vote was in opposition to HB253. It appeared members were lining up to speak for and against the bill. I left my desk for … more
Being trusted with a key to the Capitol is one of the fringe benefits of the office of State Representative. The key and a state pass allows me special access to various points of interest in the … more
On a daily basis, legislators enjoy the privilege of introducing special guests on the floor of the House of Representatives. These special guest and other visitors to the Capitol help reinforce … more
The business of government is all about relationships. I’m lucky to have the opportunity build my relationships with Governor Parson, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, and Congressman Jason … more
With an almost unanimous vote, 147 to 1, Democrats and Republicans, agreed to allow patients to have direct access to Physical Therapist.   Under this legislation, a qualified physical … more
Some folks are emotionally drawn to the headlines of the day. The headlines sell newspapers. But, much of the work that’s done in Jefferson City will never make the banner at the top of … more
One of the Highlights this week was the introduction of the Fatima Comets, Class 3 Softball State Champions, on the floor of the House. The members of the House gave them a warm welcome and … more
I’ve been looking forward to the Governor’s State of the State address. After listening to his priorities for the 2023 legislative session, I’m concerned the spending the Governor … more
 The start of session begins with some housekeeping procedures, followed by the creation of committees. It is a great honor for me, as a sophomore, to be selected as a committee chair of the … more
Both new and returning lawmakers made their way to Jefferson City this past week to begin their service in the Missouri House of Representatives. On Wednesday, Jan. 4, the 163 members of the House … more
Get ready. There are a few events coming up I wanted you to know about. January 4th, 2023, is the first day of the 102nd Legislative session. It begins at noon with the swearing in of the … more
We didn’t get that great big red wave most of us were hoping for.  In the Missouri House, our Republican representation shifted from 114 seats to 111. While the Republicans still hold a … more
I hope on Wednesday, November 9th, you’ve witnessed a great red wave across the country. I hope the Republican party is the new majority in Congress, House and Senate. But, there’s one … more
I’ve been asked to meet with Governor Parson and a small group of legislators in early August to discuss our legislative agenda prior to a Special Session. The special session will likely … more
Summer break is about over and the thought of adding more debt to the student loans is a little stressful. Maybe there’s a little relief. Thanks to new funding allocated by the General … more
If you’re taking shelter indoors during the heat of the day, maybe it would be worth your time to get online and check to see if you, your family, or maybe a friend is one of the Missourians … more
Because of a law passed in 2019 and an opinion issued by the United States Supreme Court on Friday, Missouri has become one of the first states in the nation to effectively end abortion. It was … more
Sometimes the House and Senate don’t agree. This is very apparent when following Missouri’s congressional redistricting process. Every 10 years, the Constitution requires states to … more
We’re making progress in the House and putting pressure on the Senate. This past week, we sent 10 new bills to the Senate for their discussion and debate. Three more perfected bills are … more
This past week, I listened in the House Committee on Conservation and Natural Resources as Representative Hardwick presented House Bill 2447. HB 2447 promotes the development of new recycling … more
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