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Protecting Our Land I hope you enjoyed the warmer temperatures this past weekend and took advantage of this little taste of summer. I love looking over the rolling green hills here in central …

Refusal to lead has emboldened our adversaries It is widely known that Iran is the largest state sponsor of terror on earth. Through its proxies like Hamas and Hezbollah, it funds dozens of …

We’ve just passed the anniversary of Earth Day. I was at the first one on the University of Missouri campus in 1970. It was a pretty small affair, held in front of Ellis Library. The …

The Missouri House passed SB 727 this week. There has been a lot of interest in this Bill as it includes some excellent things for education but it also includes a few items which concern me. The …

I’m going to show my age for a minute. When I was young we didn’t have phones we carry in our pocket – they were actually attached to the wall, or sitting on a table, or countertop, …

You made my day! It is a day that I am proud to have been born and raised in Miller County. I have seldom been more gratified than to learn that this swinging bridge, …

  Wednesday,   April 17 –   Pork chops, potatoes, macaroni and cheese, milk. Thursday,   April 18 –   Bingo - Roast beef wraps, tortilla shells, grilled …

Protecting Life I hope you all had the chance to see the eclipse this past week. What an extraordinary event that Missouri has been blessed with, not just once but twice in the last seven years. …

China’s war on Taiwan and our economy One sunny Friday, you wake up and start your day like you always do. You pour yourself a cup of coffee and begin getting ready for work, take the kids …

One of the bills I filed, HB 1433 was perfected this week. It was combined with HB 2576 and together, these bills will battle drug trafficking, particularly concerning potent opioids such as fentanyl …

Retire Biden’s Inflation   Whether you were helping your parents on the family farm, dreaming of carrying on the family tradition one day or bagging groceries at the local …

I liked the 2017 eclipse better than the one on Monday. For one thing, Iberia, where I was at the school, was at the edge of totality so it got darker than this week’s event. And the reaction …

Our House officially approved a $46.4 billion state operating budget for fiscal year 2025, which would begin in July. The 13 appropriation bills cover various areas such as fully funding the state's …

Hope you all enjoy the eclipse Monday. While this area saw a solar eclipse shadow cross Missouri in 2017, and right over southern Miller County, Monday’s solar/lunar show will cross the …

Missouri House Passes HB 1413 to Safeguard Election Integrity The Missouri House has passed HB 1413, a crucial piece of legislation aimed at ensuring the integrity of elections within the state. …

Welcome Back Legislative spring break is over and the Senate has reconvened. I am happy to be in the Capitol and back to work for Missourians. This week the Insurance and Banking Committee …

The Missouri House has passed HB 1413, a crucial piece of legislation aimed at ensuring the integrity of elections within the state. The bill introduces a requirement for Missouri driver's licenses …

Biden Drains the SPR and Americans Wallets Imagine emptying your gas tank or kitchen cabinet to help fuel your toughest adversary, leaving you and your family without enough resources to …

The Kansas debacle redux.   More than a decade ago, Kansas drastically cut taxes. Within three years, the state of Kansas was dealing with a budget disaster. Part of dealing with it was shutting …

The Missouri House of Representatives wrapped up the first half of the legislative session, passing several key priorities before heading into our annual mid-session break. Among the accomplishments …

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