Report From the 62nd District
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This week, the General Assembly returned to the Capitol for our annual veto session. The Missouri Constitution requires the General Assembly to meet each year in September to consider bills that … more
Over the past few weeks, preparations have been underway in Jefferson City for the Bicentennial Inauguration festivities. On 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, the Bicentennial Inaugural Parade will … more
Even though the Missouri General Assembly finished its regular session in May, lawmakers and committees regularly meet to continue the people’s business. Just this week, three committees met … more
Tuesday, Aug. 10, was a hot summer day. Despite this, hundreds gathered outside the Missouri State Capitol to celebrate Missouri’s bicentennial statehood anniversary. Two hundred years ago, … more
The old whistle lets off some steam. The Veterans of Foreign Wars present the colors. The crowd is silent. Voices sing. Everyone stands with their hats and hands over their hearts, facing the flag. … more
This past week, I traveled back to Jefferson City for the first special session of 2021. Governor Parson called a special session of the legislature to renew the Federal Reimbursement Allowance … 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
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 … 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
At 6 p.m. on Friday, May 14, the Missouri GeneralAssembly 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
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
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
“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 … more
This week, my colleague and I gave initial support to legislation that would exempt the federal stimulus payments received by Missourians from state income tax. The bill is similar to one approved by … more
This past week, I had the opportunity to vote on Missouri’s state operating budget for Fiscal Year 2022. I’m proud to announce that my colleagues and I approved a fiscally conservative … more
This week, the Missouri House of Representatives re-convened after our usual mid-session break. We voted on a number of important bills, and I had many productive meetings with constituents and … more
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