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Four decades ago, GOP President Reagan lowered taxes to fix Carter’s disastrous economy of 22% interest rates, resulting in a booming economy.  Democrat Bill Clinton, adopted “One … more
How often do you wake up to a strange noise in the middle of the night? Maybe it’s the air conditioning kicking on, one of the kids going to the bathroom, or one of the countless sounds that … more
Missouri has a proud agricultural history that has helped shape our state into what it is today. Agriculture is our state’s No. 1 industry, contributing more than $85 billion annually to our … more
While the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has seen an uptick in recent days, Gov. Parson said the state’s recovery efforts remain on track. The governor said the increase in cases is not a … more
If you’ve ever welcomed a new puppy into your house you can relate. This new addition to the family needs to be house trained. On the other hand, if you tolerate the puppy’s accidents on … more
In Blaine’s Bulletin, June 17, 2020, Representative Luetkemeyer appears to support the lack of social distancing exercised by the crowds at Lake of the Ozarks on Memorial Day weekend. While we … more
After months of restrictions, Missouri is finally open for business once again. The last few months have brought nationwide unemployment to Great Depression-era levels which has obviously hurt our … more
As I reflect on the final months of term-limited state legislators who have made a profound difference for the state, I also remember Harriett Woods. While she gained national attention for her … more
Before the dawn of the digital camera, photographs in all newspapers required film, a dark room, plus chemicals for developing and fixing the film. To save money we purchased Kodak Tri-X 400 black … more
After months of restrictions, Missouri is finally open for business once again. The last few months have brought nationwide unemployment to Great Depression-era levels which has obviously hurt our … more
In order to protect both the health and the voting rights of citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the General Assembly approved legislation that will allow extended absentee voting by … more
Immediately following Memorial Day festivities at Lake of the Ozarks, we saw daunting national headlines like “Crowds pack venues in Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, ignoring social … more
Governor Parson has stated that “If you are afraid to vote, don’t vote.”  That shows a contempt for democracy, and this type of attitude might be in keeping with the US now … more
Many K-12 schools have been closed for over two months -- and people are understandably panicking about students “falling behind.” Parents are frantically … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Mike Parson recently announced the launch of a new Economic Recovery dashboard to help track the state’s economic recovery. “In the economy, we’re … more
Seems like every day, there’s some new piece of bad news making its way across the headlines. From the spread of COVID-19, to unrest in our streets, to financial concerns facing many … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s leading business voice, The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on Friday announced its endorsement of Amendment 2, joining the growing coalition … more
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution spells out five rights that are guaranteed by our government. If you ask any random person on the street what those rights are, most would … more
With unemployment numbers hitting Great Depression levels, our nation is seeing the effects of the COVID-19 crisis take different forms. A recent study found that for every $17 million Americans lose … more
A piece of legislation that received final approval from the General Assembly during the 2020 session would provide stronger protections for victims of sexual assault. The bill contains provisions … more
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