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I would like to take a moment to thank all of the people who regularly read my weekly articles. I enjoy hearing from so many of my readers who make the effort to call and leave encouraging messages.  I have heard from grandmothers who worry about their grandkids, parents who worry about their...
Since our nation’s founding, American elections have all featured some basic, commonsense rules. Americans – not foreigners, non-citizens, or illegal immigrants – are granted the right to choose our leaders. That’s why folks are asked to show identification when they go to the polls. We elect...
As you know, February 3 1959 was the day music died.  The great Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Richie Valens were killed in a plane crash from Clear Lake, Iowa on a snow stormy night. Now, we are putting together a great show featuring music from that era.  The STAR theater will host an array...
Legislative activity is well underway as the Missouri General Assembly completes the second week of our 18-week session. More than 450 separate pieces of legislation have been filed in the Senate, and this week we saw many of those bills and resolutions referred to committees. Three of my bills...
Genesis 15:16 and in the fourth generation they shall return hither, for the sins of the Amorites are not yet filled up, even until now. (Greek Septuagint) This prophecy, given to Abraham, was fulfilled in the days of Moses when the limit of God's mercy for the Canaanites finally ended, "And I...
We have now started  the third week of our Missouri legislative session.  The Governor is announcing his priorities, and members of both the House and Senate have been building their respective agendas.  This Wednesday afternoon, I’ve also scheduled a judiciary committee hearing on a bill...
Another week has passed, and another name is added to my party's list of criminals, Scott Fitzpatrick - Missouri State Treasurer, who has joined the fascist ranks of Eric Schmitt by penalizing locally elected governments for trying to protect their constituents from sickness and death. The new...
Whether you know it or not, you are a servant. You might be serving someone else, yourself, the evil that surrounds you or the God that created you. But you really are a servant, working for someone. The Bible says that you can’t serve 2 masters, or in another place it says you can’t serve God...
Another session of the Missouri General Assembly is upon us, and this year looks to be a busy one. With redistricting, members running for higher office and many passionate legislative disagreements, 2022 should have no shortage of fireworks at the state capitol. Missouri Farm Bureau's...
This past week I returned to Jefferson City for the start of the 2022 legislative session. It was great to get back to the Capitol and reconnect with my colleagues. We have many important issues ahead of us in the next five months, and I look forward to working with my fellow senators to make...

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