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On May 11, House Republicans passed a sweeping bill that, if enacted, would largely end the illegal immigration crisis. Of course, the legislation -- dubbed H.R. 2 -- stands little chance of … more
Missouri Farm Bureau (MOFB) applauds today’s (May 25, 2023) decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Sackett v. EPA. The Court took a crucial step forward by doing away with the flawed significant … more
COLUMBIA — Missouri faces the largest shortage of behavioral health care providers in the U.S. Each of Missouri’s 99 rural counties is a designated Mental Health Professional … more
How many weeks until summer vacation? If you have a student in your family, I bet they’re quick to answer. High school seniors are counting down the days until graduation, and soon-to-be … more
Brooklyn, NY, April 17, 2023 — What parent doesn’t want their children to willingly pitch in and complete routine household chores? In his eye-opening new book, How Other Children Learn: … more
From a favorite song we sang on long road trips when I was child (long, long before smart phones): “Oh, you can’t get to heaven with powder and paint “Cuz it makes you … more
COLUMBIA — You can help guide broadband development efforts in your community by completing a short, anonymous online survey for the Missouri Office of Broadband Development. The survey, … more
Tax Freedom Day this year is April 18. The day marks when the nation has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year. Tax Freedom Day takes all federal, state and local taxes and … more
According to the USDA, 17% of principal farm operators plan to retire in the next five years. Another 53% of operators do not plan to retire and 30% don’t know. Succession planning is an … more
ST. JAMES — Three of the Meramec Region’s state representatives discussed the region’s state priorities for 2023 with the board of the Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) … more
In 1988, Lamb Chop’s Sing-Along, Play-Along unveiled a four-line chorus, and just by those few words alone, you might already be experiencing hives, a rash or eye twitching from the memories … more
We are all grateful that Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin survived his encounters with sudden death (two encounters—his heart stopped twice). He has expressed gratitude for the thousands who … more
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 … 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
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