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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...
Missouri's state employees will start seeing raises of 5.5% and K-12 schools will receive an influx of federal funding after both the House and Senate passed a $4.5 billion midyear spending bill and sent it to Gov. Mike Parson. Within hours, Parson signed the bill into law. "This bill not only...
In light of the unfolding Russian invasion in Ukraine, Missouri lawmakers took to Twitter and other platforms to call for harsh sanctions against Russia. In a tweet sent Thursday, Gov. Mike Parson sympathized with the people of Ukraine and rebuked Russia's threat to democracy. "The free world...
Anyone from the school janitor to the lunch monitor could become a school protection officer under a proposed Missouri House bill. A law passed in 2018 allows for teachers or administrators to become designated school protection officers and carry a concealed firearm in schools. In order to be...
Earlier this month, Senator Karla Eslinger (Wasola) and Representative Curtis Trent (Springfield) filed legislation to allow family members and employees who work at a business to use reasonable force in self-defense under Missouri's Castle Doctrine. The joint proposal comes as a response to "...
As I sit here, watching our nation being destroyed by what looks to be our president, vice president, congress, senate, political appointees, senior military generals, admirals, our FBI, DOJ, CDC, NIH, and judges, one thing strikes me as something they all have in common. They are, for the most...

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