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On Jan. 19, lawmakers from both legislative chambers gathered together to hear the governor deliver his State of the State address. This annual speech gives the governor the opportunity to discuss … more
On Jan. 10, the Missouri General Assembly began its first full week of legislative activity of the 2022 legislative session, and already we’re tackling some of the big issues.  Over in … more
The State Capitol is once again alive with the rush of legislative activity, as the Second Regular Session of the 101st General Assembly gets underway. This legislative session, which began on … more
It may seem hard to believe but another year has come to a close. For some, I’m sure that’s a blessing, and I know many of us are looking forward to the fresh start promised with the … more
Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. It provides an opportunity for family and friends to come together and spend time with their loved ones. During Christmastime, people also seem to be … more
As many of us begin preparing for the holidays, the Missouri General Assembly is already looking ahead to next year. On Dec. 1, lawmakers began pre-filing legislation in preparation for the start … more
In 1620, a group of travelers aboard a small ship called the Mayflower landed on what would one day be known as Plymouth. They had already faced an arduous 66-day-long journey across the Atlantic, … more
Every year, on the 11th day of the 11th month, Americans pause to honor and remember those who bravely served our country in the armed services. Today known as Veterans Day, this occasion was … more
One of the biggest costs to Missouri is the state’s Medicaid program, also known as MO HealthNet. The program covers qualified medical expenses for eligible Missourians, including those with … more
The past year has presented many challenges for our state’s business community. From COVID-19, supply chain disruptions and staffing issues, some businesses have had a rough time. That said, … more
A farmer’s work is never really done. Whether it’s raising livestock, harvesting crops, cleaning barns, maintaining equipment or one of the other hundreds of chores that goes into running … more
There’s no question that we live in a digital age. On a daily basis, I’m sure many of us use the internet to keep up with friends, stay current on the day’s events and explore a … more
On Aug. 10, we marked the state’s 200th anniversary of statehood. It was on that day all the way back in 1821, that Missouri formally became the 24th state to enter the Union. And what a 200 … more
Over the past year, we’ve seen the power of the internet in our modern world. Whether it was connecting us to work, school, family and friends, or just a bit of entertainment, the internet … 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
As chairman of the Senate’s Agriculture committee, I understand the important role agriculture plays in our state. After all, it’s Missouri’s No. 1 industry, employing nearly 400,000 people and … more
After months of hard work and late nights, the 2021 legislative session is now over. Coming to a close on May 14, lawmakers in the State Capitol were able to pass some important pieces of … more
The end of the 2021 legislative session is fast approaching. With only the remainder of this week of session left, lawmakers are busy trying to get their priorities across the legislative finish … 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
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
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