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People who truly love this country are those willing to sacrifice their lives, their health and family separations, so that others can enjoy the freedoms outlined in our Constitution and Bill of … more
WASHINGTON, D.C., — In what many are calling “The Great Resignation,” millions of U.S. workers across multiple industries have quit their jobs since the start of the COVID-19 … more
Open enrollment for Medicare Part D is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. This is the time to review your current medication plan to make sure you are on the most cost-efficient plan, according to Aging Best, … more
The so-called “audit” of Arizona’s presidential election results wound up adding to Joe Biden’s margin of victory there. But that doesn’t matter to Eric … more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday amended the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for both the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to allow for the use … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Missouri’s entry into the United States, announced a reading of Missouri’s Constitution was … more
Do you have a great idea for a business? Or already own a business and are looking for ways to take it to the next level? A loan could provide the extra boost your small business needs. However, … more
In Missouri, a 2015 law prevents legislators from banning single use plastics, a devastating source of pollution that has largely gone unrecycled. Half of all plastics are meant to be used only … more
In Congress, policy negotiations often center on a couple questions: how much does the bill cost and how much does the bill save? But the intense focus on these numbers can have the effect of … more
I’m sorry Mr. Witte. I am not Bob McKee. Nor am I Tom Warden, who wrote a weekly column for this page for close to 50 years.If I had a garden and knew how to grow prize-winning tomatoes, I … more
County fairs have always been the opportunity for catching up with old friends and neighbors — some you see regularly and some who you haven’t seen for a while. I grew up outside of Cuba … more
This past week, I traveled back to Jefferson City for the first special session of 2021. Governor Parson called a special session of the legislature to renew the Federal Reimbursement Allowance … more
I walked through a county courthouse square On a park bench an old man was sitting there I said, your old courthouse is kinda run down He said, naw, it’ll do for our little town I said, … more
Last week, I had the pleasure of joining other freshman members of the Missouri House of Representatives on the traditional freshman tour of the state. The tour is intended to give the … more
Over the past year, many communities across the United States have experienced varying degrees of challenges brought on by the pandemic, with veterans being among the most vulnerable. In addition … more
JEFFERSON CITY — During a press conference Monday at the State Capitol, Gov. Mike Parson warned of the “detrimental consequences” to Missourians if the Federal Reimbursement Allowances (FRA) … more
The CPI (consumer price index) increased at a 5-percent rate over the past year, the highest rate in more than a decade. Fed officials are quick to suggest that this increase is temporary; … more
The CDC recently announced that fully vaccinated Americans can gather indoors with friends and family — without wearing masks or social distancing. This guidance is great news for older … more
Since the state legislature adjourned on May 15th, I’ve enjoyed spending more time at home with my family and meeting with constituents in the district. Right now, I’m also preparing for the … more
As the rate of Covid-19 cases has begun to decrease and the number of vaccinated individuals continues to rise, many are heading back out into the world — unsure of what to expect and what lies … more
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