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Public Perception

Public Perception

“We must look at the lens through which we see the world, as well as the world we see, and that the lens itself shapes how we interpret the world.”  ― Stephen R. Covey   We have recorded and tallied responses from a total of 2,326 constituents who returned my recent survey. The most responses (2,294) were received in reply to the question of whether a student should be able to transfer to another district if one better fits their needs. Of...

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Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge

Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge

“The schools are teaching what I ought and I what the schools ought.” -  Don Warren, parent and engineer An aphorism frequently repeated to our children was – “Pick your path; determine your destination.” We wanted them to know intuitively that their direction is more important than their location, their worldview more important than their circumstance. If you are lost, knowing where you are is not nearly as crucial as knowing what direction to...

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Public Discourse

Public Discourse

Former U.S. Congresswoman Michelle Bachman reminded a crowd at the 26th annual Constitutional Coalition’s Educational Policy Conference (EPC) held in St. Louis that, “We must allow open debate that seeks the truth rather than allow untruths to become fact simply due to their lack of political correctness.  Topics that threaten the freedom of the American people are simply brushed aside for the simple fact that a small group of people have...

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Expanding Medicaid Piecemeal

Expanding Medicaid Piecemeal

“Humanity is tormented once again by an age-old issue—is man to live in dignity and freedom under God or be enslaved—are men in government to serve, or are they to master, their fellow men?” — Erick Erickson One of the most conspicuous and egregious characteristics of slavery is dependency. Senate Bill 287 was introduced the week of Jan. 19, proposing to expand Medicaid incrementally. It has been the contention of some of my Senate colleagues...

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Reports from Your Government

Reports from Your Government

“I think the currency of leadership is transparency. You’ve got to be truthful. I don’t think you should be vulnerable every day, but there are moments where you’ve got to share your soul and conscience with people and show them who you are, and not be afraid of it.” — Howard  Shultz Last week included three reports from branches of the state and federal governments. The President’s State of the Union address from Washington...

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Service Before Self

Service Before Self

“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”   — The Apostle John Wednesday (Jan. 14) was a difficult day; it included a drive from Jefferson City back to my district for two funerals. One was for a 33-year-old husband and father, the son of a close friend. The other was for a 41-year-old firefighter, resulting from an emergency call. He left a wife and two young sons. It is these newly widowed wives and...

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