Report From the 143rd District
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More than 60 bills passed through the Missouri General Assembly this year, and after receiving the signature from Missouri Governor Mike Parson, those bills have now become law, effective August 28, … more
More than one month has passed by since the end of the legislative session. To date, the governor has acted on nine of the 62 bills passed by the Missouri General Assembly: HB 15, a supplemental … more
The House and Senate have reached final agreement on a fiscally responsible state spending plan that provides record funding for K-12 education, makes major investments in the state’s … more
With just a little more than a week before the constitutional deadline to approve a state operating budget, key members of the House and Senate are now headed to conference to work out the final … more
I have worked on this piece of legislation for three years now. HB 183 is meant to promote fairness in competition and opportunity for female student athletes. The bill would prohibit public school … more
House members this week gave initial approval to legislation meant to promote fairness in competition and opportunity for female student athletes. By a vote of 107-41, the Missouri House perfected HB … more
The Missouri House has approved legislation that would make statutory changes based on court precedent to the state’s initiative petition process. By a vote of 109-49, House members approved HB … more
The members of the Missouri House of Representatives this week approved a $45.6 billion state operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year that begins in July. The 13 appropriations bills passed by … more
This week the Missouri House of Representatives voted to provide more than $1 billion of tax relief to Missouri families, retirees, and businesses. By a vote of 111-48, House members approved HBs 816 … more
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently released the statewide Annual Performance Reports (APRs) for the 2021-22 school year. APRs demonstrate the progress local … more
As the 2023 session reaches its midpoint, several pieces of legislation are headed to the Senate. From vital public safety legislation to measures that would improve access to healthcare, House … more
In an effort to address the violent crime that has plagued St. Louis, the Missouri House of Representatives gave first round approval to legislation that would put the city’s police force under … more
The Missouri House of Representatives approved HB 417 to help employers develop and retain skilled workers. The bill would allow the Department of Economic Development to award grants to qualifying … more
This week the house approved legislation aimed at protecting businesses, schools, and churches from burdensome government mandates. By a vote of 105-36, the House approved HB 184 to prohibit local … more
An important step was taken this week to provide assistance to areas of the state plagued by violent crime. The House approved HB 301 by a vote of 109-35. HB 301 is a wide-ranging public safety … more
This week the Missouri House of Representatives approved HJR 43 by a vote of 108-50. The main focus on HJR 43 would change the threshold required to approve changes to the state constitution. … more
This week committees began to work on legislation for 2023 and appropriations committees began to work on budget proposals from state departments.  I had the honor of being the acting Chair … more
This week the State of the State was held in the House Chamber and Governor Mike Parson outlined his priorities for the 2023 Legislative Session. He would like to see investments in infrastructure … more
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