Report From the 26th Senate District
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I was disappointed last week when we abruptly adjourned early for spring break and did not pass Senate Bill 49, the “Missouri Save Adolescents from Experimentation,” or SAFE, Act. This … more
During last week’s legislative rush, I had the honor of advancing three more proposals that I believe will be good for Missourians. On Feb. 21, I presented Senate Bill 233 to my fellow … more
Among the flurry of legislative activities last week, I’m happy to report my Parents Bill of Rights legislation, Senate Bills 4, 42 & 89, was perfected on Feb. 8. I’m pleased with … more
Last week we worked on perfecting legislation in the Missouri Senate. Once bills have passed out of committees, they may be debated on the Senate floor. After bills reach this stage and are … more
Elections are at the foundation of the way our government operates. Because of the essential role they play, it’s important our elections function well and that citizens can trust in their … more
Over this past week, the Senate’s Appropriations committee has been working through the state’s proposed operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The committee has spent … more
There’s an old Irish proverb that says “You will never plow a field if you only ever turn it over in your mind.” And it’s true. There’s no substitute for hard … more
It was another busy week in the Missouri State Capitol, as lawmakers continue to shepherd priority bills through the legislative process. On March 28, the Senate’s Agriculture Committee, … more
The Missouri General Assembly was back in full swing, as we enter the second half of this year’s legislative session.  Between now and the end of session in mid-May, legislative action … more
Nearly two and a half centuries ago, a group of men gathered together and signed their names to a piece of parchment that would change the world. The document asserted that “all men are … more
The Legislature reached a milestone on Feb. 24 by passing its first bill of the 2022 legislative session. House Bill 3014 is a supplemental budget bill that helps fund a variety of state … more
“I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds…” These are the opening words of the FFA Creed, which gets recited by every young person who … more
We’ve come to the end of the first month of the 2022 legislative session, and a number of priorities are moving through the legislative process. For instance, the Missouri House of … more
On Jan. 19, lawmakers from both legislative chambers gathered together to hear the governor deliver his State of the State address. This annual speech gives the governor the opportunity to discuss … more
On Jan. 10, the Missouri General Assembly began its first full week of legislative activity of the 2022 legislative session, and already we’re tackling some of the big issues.  Over in … more
The State Capitol is once again alive with the rush of legislative activity, as the Second Regular Session of the 101st General Assembly gets underway. This legislative session, which began on … more
It may seem hard to believe but another year has come to a close. For some, I’m sure that’s a blessing, and I know many of us are looking forward to the fresh start promised with the … more
Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. It provides an opportunity for family and friends to come together and spend time with their loved ones. During Christmastime, people also seem to be … more
As many of us begin preparing for the holidays, the Missouri General Assembly is already looking ahead to next year. On Dec. 1, lawmakers began pre-filing legislation in preparation for the start … more
In 1620, a group of travelers aboard a small ship called the Mayflower landed on what would one day be known as Plymouth. They had already faced an arduous 66-day-long journey across the Atlantic, … more
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