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Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is urging Missouri investors to be cautious with any potential investment opportunities related to the war in Ukraine.  Ashcroft and his securities division, with the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), want investors and securities...
To kick off Sunshine Week, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed suit against the Missouri School Boards Association for alleged violations of the Sunshine Law.  The Missouri Attorney General's Office previously requested records from the Missouri School Boards Association (MSBA) related...
In the most compelling language we submit this assessment of a critical need for funding from the ARPA that seems now to be available. This funding would be for the mid-Missouri North South corridor along route U.S. 63.  The project will complete a four-lane highway corridor from the Arkansas...
Every 10 years, following the U.S. Census, legislative district maps are redrawn to reflect shifting populations. A lot of attention has been paid to new boundaries for Missouri's eight congressional districts, but there's been less discussion about state legislative districts. While the General...
A friend asked this week, "What is the unforgivable sin?" "And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come." Matthew 12:32 Many...
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We've reached the halfway point in the 2022 legislative session. The last day to file additional bills was March 1, and next week the General Assembly will break for spring recess. While I’m disappointed in the lack of progress toward passing a congressional map, I'm glad the Senate has finally...
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We reached a milestone in the 2022 legislative session this week. March 1 was the last day senators could file bills. I've been able to file some good legislation, and I'm looking forward to getting many of these across the finish line, either as stand-alone bills or as amendments to other...
On Tuesday night, President Biden came to the House Chamber and delivered his first State of the Union speech. More than anything, the speech showed once again that he is living in an alternate reality. Since taking office last January, his out-of-touch, partisan agenda has made our country worse...
For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them. John 6:55-56     Occasionally, God relates to us in ways we misunderstand. In response, we often discredit His message rather than search for the lesson He conveys...
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Today, Governor Mike Parson signed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 supplemental budget bill, HB 3014, that was passed by the General Assembly this morning. The bill allows for current operations of state government to continue through FY 2022.  "We are happy to sign the supplemental budget bill into...

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