Report From the 62nd District
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Sometimes the House and Senate don’t agree. This is very apparent when following Missouri’s congressional redistricting process. Every 10 years, the Constitution requires states to … more
We’re making progress in the House and putting pressure on the Senate. This past week, we sent 10 new bills to the Senate for their discussion and debate. Three more perfected bills are … more
This past week, I listened in the House Committee on Conservation and Natural Resources as Representative Hardwick presented House Bill 2447. HB 2447 promotes the development of new recycling … more
As a State Representative, I have the privilege of sitting on four legislative committees, including the Special Committee on Tourism. Committees are an important step in our legislative process. … more
Last Tuesday, for the very first time, I missed the House of Representatives morning prayer and pledge of allegiance.  I always make a point of attending the opening pledge and prayer, but I … more
I wish I could brag about all we accomplished this week. Unfortunately, the legislature adjourned early, on Tuesday afternoon, due to the incoming snow and ice. Monday begins with a Republican … more
As we finish the last full week of January, House committees are busy with hearings and executive sessions, preparing bills for debate on the floor.   As of Jan. 24, legislators have drafted … more
This week, I had the privilege of listening to Governor Parson as he delivered his State of the State address. I’m encouraged by his positive outlook, and I’m pleased to hear about his … more
I was excited to hear testimony on Wednesday evening in the Special Committee on Tourism on Representative Tim Taylor’s House Bill 1672. This recently filed piece of legislation is intended … more
We returned to the State Capitol Build- ing this past week for the start of the 2022 legislative session, which is officially the Second Regular Session of the 101st General Assembly. Leading up … more
On Jan. 5, 2022, the Missouri Legislature will begin a new session. Out with the old and in with the new! No legislation is carried over from one year to the next. Every year we start over. In … more
This week, the General Assembly returned to the Capitol for our annual veto session. The Missouri Constitution requires the General Assembly to meet each year in September to consider bills that … more
Over the past few weeks, preparations have been underway in Jefferson City for the Bicentennial Inauguration festivities. On 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, the Bicentennial Inaugural Parade will … more
Even though the Missouri General Assembly finished its regular session in May, lawmakers and committees regularly meet to continue the people’s business. Just this week, three committees met … more
Tuesday, Aug. 10, was a hot summer day. Despite this, hundreds gathered outside the Missouri State Capitol to celebrate Missouri’s bicentennial statehood anniversary. Two hundred years ago, … more
The old whistle lets off some steam. The Veterans of Foreign Wars present the colors. The crowd is silent. Voices sing. Everyone stands with their hats and hands over their hearts, facing the flag. … 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
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
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 … more
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