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The 2023 Missouri Legislative Session is underway and legislators have been back in Jefferson City since Jan. 4. Every year brings a new opportunity to address items that matter to our members and … more
As Congress and many state legislatures get under way for the year, there are lots of new lawmakers out there starting to learn the ropes. It’s an exhilarating, exhausting time, and … more
Veterans Day, November 11th, was an important day for every American and is intended to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love for their country, and willingness to serve and … more
Jefferson City — After outspending opponents by close to 700 to 1, Big Marijuana prevailed and voters legalizes marijuana in Missouri. “After spending millions to legalize marijuana in … more
Sheriffs across Missouri stand united to protect the citizens of Missouri and oppose Amendment 3 as it is written. Amendment 3 contains more than thirty pages of constitutionally created rights, with … more
It’s been a rough couple of years for Missouri’s small businesses. The problems began with the pandemic and continue with the labor shortage, supply chain disruptions, and soaring prices … more
On November 8th, Missourians have an opportunity to take a stand against the cannabis cartel seeking to clutter our Constitution with insider advantages, erosion of voter-approved safeguards, and … more
In just the last week, new seizures of brightly colored rainbow fentanyl pills have parents everywhere on Halloween high alert. That’s because the potentially deadly drugs are masquerading … more
Election Day is just over three weeks away and a lot has changed for voters since the last time they cast a ballot. A new elections law went into effect after the August primary election and, as … more
After three weeks of debate and negotiations, the Missouri legislature reauthorized targeted agricultural tax credits as part of a broad agriculture legislative package.  Most of the … more
If you ran out of gas, you used to have to hike to the nearest gas station, buy enough gas to get the car to the station, and carry it in a can back to the car. Now, with the miracle of cell phones, … more
Well, it’s September, so much for summer. I don’t miss those hot temperatures but I don’t look forward to the cold temperatures that are coming. Time, she is a passing but does she … more
Summer temperatures are finally starting to taper off and combines are rolling across Missouri’s fields. From corn and soybeans to rice and cotton, this harvest will mark the end of an … more
The power of the sun to illuminate our day is without question. The power of the Sunshine Law to illuminate the work of our state and local governments through empowering citizens to have access … more
A few months ago, I wrote about the ridiculous overreach of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which is rolling out a plan to force companies to collect and publish information about their … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Department of Agriculture is celebrating Farm Safety and Health Week now through Sept. 23, which has been recognized during the third week of September since being … more
Two Georgia hospitals were recently fined $1.1 million for failing to publish their prices. The facilities had also ignored letters from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services asking them to … more
Big Tech is strongly criticized in Congress these days, but it still has sway in Washington when it lobbies Congress to weaken the U.S. patent system. That’s bad news for … more
Starting and growing a business is challenging, even in the best of times. But these are not the best of times, and Congress could soon make it even harder for small businesses to compete and … more
No matter your political leanings, nobody can deny that our lives rely on affordable and abundant energy. We need it for obvious things like fueling our cars and tractors, heating and cooling our … more
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