The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO

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Updated May 1, 2015 at 8:24 PM

Governor Nixon this week approved and signed over $250 million in additional spending for the current budget. These funds from this bill will provide funding for education and programs that assist some of Missouri's most vulnerable citizens.

Updated May 1, 2015 at 7:17 PM

The potted bougainvillea was hanging at the back of the greenhouse, long branches with familiar red bud tips — hard to miss. It reminded me of the bougainvillea we had growing over walls and trees when we grew up in Brazil,...

Updated May 1, 2015 at 7:04 PM

The April 29 edition of The St. James Leader-Journal, a sister paper of The Rolla Daily News was the last edition of which Aaron Hadlow will be the managing editor. He is moving onto Columbia, where he will be pursuing further education. His...

Updated May 1, 2015 at 4:20 PM

This week’s column has been provided by Compact for America. Every child born today owes nearly $60,000 as his share of our $18.1+ trillion national debt.

Updated May 1, 2015 at 2:51 PM

This week in Washington we worked to fund your priorities. This is the first time since 1974 that Congress has gotten such an early start on appropriating your tax dollars.

Updated Apr 30, 2015 at 4:15 PM

One piece of legislation signed by the governor this week, HB 14, authorizes approximately $250 million in supplemental spending for the current budget.

Posted Apr 25, 2015 at 12:00 PM

I started my first herb garden after we moved back to the U.S. and settled in southern Illinois. One of our neighbors, Mr. Herb, was kind enough to give us starts. As we learned English, we referred to our herb garden as an “Herbert”...

Updated Apr 24, 2015 at 5:03 PM

The main job that we, as legislators, must do every year is pass a balanced budget. We must make difficult decisions about how your hard-earned money is spent to provide programs and services to make Missouri a better place to live, work and raise a...

Updated Apr 24, 2015 at 4:17 PM

This Capitol Report will give you an account of what is transpiring in your State Capitol, from the perspective of a citizen legislator. I try to give you a feel for the process and the substance of what is being talked about with an "Inside...

Updated Apr 24, 2015 at 3:07 PM

Tax day has come and gone for most, but some taxpayers are still trying to get their returns straight. This year, there has been an astronomical uptick in identity theft used for fraudulent tax returns.

Updated Apr 23, 2015 at 8:50 PM

On a visit to Fox News DC bureau in around 2006, I was introduced to Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard. Kristol was about to go on the Chris Wallace Show as part of Sunday’s pundit panel.

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