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We have just completed the second week of the 2023 legislative session. Lawmakers returned to Jefferson City last week, but our first few days were filled with routine tasks and ceremonial activities as new members were sworn in and everyone got settled in their offices. Hopefully, we set the...
Matthew 3:7-8 - But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming to watch him baptize, he denounced them. "You brood of snakes!" he exclaimed. "Who warned you to flee the coming wrath? Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God." Recently, I read two...
At the Capitol, we’ve been sworn into office and are starting the 2023 Session.  A lot of family and friends traveled up in support of the public swearing-in ceremonies and we had a great time.  I thank everyone for the honor of serving your interests in my third two-year term.   I have moved...
1 Corinthians 13:12 - For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. As the New Year looms ahead, we have absolutely no idea what might be waiting, "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the...
The holidays are a special time in southern Missouri, and nothing makes me happier than Christmas in the Ozarks. One of our favorite things to do as a family is drive around the different communities and see the beautiful holiday decorations. The manger scenes, Christmas lights and inflatable...
Isaiah 55:8-9 "My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts," says the LORD. "And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts." In last week's nursing home...
At the Capitol, we’re gearing up to start the 2023 session, and it’s been busy. In a moment, we’ll talk about things happening at the Capitol, but first, my family and I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and very happy holidays! Christmas has always been a favorite holiday in the Evans’ home (...
The Book of Deuteronomy instructs, “You shall not oppress a hired worker.” Apparently, no one told President Biden or the rest of the political-industrial complex. Last week, they united to stifle a potential strike by railway workers, the first one in years. It’s too costly for the economy, the...
The start of the 2023 legislative session is still weeks away, but the lawmaking process has already started. Pre-filing of legislation for the First Regular Session of the 102nd General Assembly began on Dec. 1. So, far, more than 375 separate Senate bills and resolutions have been offered for...
I would like to thank Gary Stolba for his efforts in assisting the Willow Springs Police Department in slowing traffic down and his contribution to Highway Safety. However, I do not appreciate his lack of respect for Law Enforcement, or the community, in his attempts to publicly humiliate one of...

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