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Updated Jan 29, 2015 at 2:52 PM

With the legislative session now underway, many of my fellow colleagues have begun filling pieces of legislation that they believe will make Missouri a better place. I have recently selected two of those bills, HB 527 and HB 574, and signed my name as a Co-Sponsor. HB 527 changes the laws regarding health benefit plan open enrollment periods and HB 574creates the Missouri Civics Education Initiative.

Updated Jan 23, 2015 at 6:21 PM

My neighbor, Alysson, was looking for lemons last weekend. As I fed her dogs their treats, Alysson said she was going to make lemon bars, a dessert I usually consider a summer treat. Luckily for Alysson, my little Meyer lemon tree had just finished...

Updated Jan 23, 2015 at 2:34 PM

Wednesday night, the governor outlined his plan for the state and his ideas for the future. While his budget plan is ambitious, and his proposals are encouraging to the citizens, I am apprehensive that he will follow through with his promises.

Updated Jan 23, 2015 at 2:14 PM

I have always been, and will always be, committed to protecting the life of the unborn and standing for the voiceless.

Updated Jan 23, 2015 at 1:10 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 Jan 22, 2015 at 5:03 PM

In light of the furor over President Obama’s failed foreign policies, a plethora of people have come in praise of President George W. Bush. Our last president was savaged by Democrats and the foaming-mouth press for the last 13 years as a...

Updated Jan 22, 2015 at 3:49 PM

The Speaker of the House has recently appointed each Representative to specific committees on which to serve for the entirety of the 98th General Assembly. I was honored to be appointed to the Regular Standing Committees on...

Updated Jan 16, 2015 at 8:49 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 Jan 16, 2015 at 7:57 PM

I lost my little feathered buddy last week. The blue-headed Amazon parrot that had grown up with us died suddenly. She was 58 years old.

Updated Jan 16, 2015 at 7:46 PM

Although not a Catholic, I find myself interested in the pronouncements of the popes, and Pope Francis’s comments Thursday about rights and responsibilities regarding freedom of expression have been on my mind ever since reading them.

Updated Jan 16, 2015 at 10:56 AM

One of America’s Founding Fathers, John Adams, said, “Power must never be trusted without a check,” and this week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to be the check on President Obama’s unlawful executive amnesty.

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