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Points of Light

Points of Light

“Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.”  Jesus Christ President George H. W. Bush popularized the phrase “a thousand points of light” when speaking of organizations that work for a better America. I visited two such organizations in the past few weeks. Just last week (Sept. 25th), my wife and I attended the 25th anniversary celebration of Life Choices of Joplin. They also have a services location in...

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Priorities and Perspective

Priorities and Perspective

“Put your money where your mouth is.” – This governor contrived for months to expand Medicaid and then cut dozens of budget items that would have had similar impacts. Last Wednesday (Sept. 10) into early Thursday (Sept. 11) morning, the Missouri Senate and Missouri House each debated overriding legislation and budget line-items vetoed by the governor. By the end of the 2014 Veto Session, legislation had been overridden a record 57 times,...

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Searching for Lynn

Searching for Lynn

I am writing this Capitol Report in hopes of helping find Lynn Messer, a 52-year-old mother and grandmother who has been missing for two weeks. I have worked in the historic Capitol building for 12 years now. First as a representative and now as your Missouri senator for the 31st District. Since my first days at the Capitol, I have had the honor and privilege to know Kerry Messer and members of his family. For 30 years, Kerry Messer has been a...

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August Ballot Issues

August Ballot Issues

First, my apologies for the long intermission between Capitol Reports, I hope to do better in the coming weeks. August 5 is the Missouri primary election, and there will be five issues for voters to decide. I support three of those issues and oppose two. The amendments are listed below, followed by brief descriptions of the reasons for my support or opposition. Amendment 1 – Agriculture Guarantees farmers and ranchers the right to engage...

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Freedom is Worth the Fight

Freedom is Worth the Fight

Someone recently remarked: Patriots have not suffered and died for a day on the calendar but for independence. On December 25th each year we don’t celebrate December 25th; we celebrate Christmas, the coming of the Messiah in a stable. You don’t celebrate a day on the calendar for your birthday; you celebrate your birthday on a day of the calendar. Today, as we celebrate, may we celebrate the birthday of America – the spirit, symbol, and...

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Universities

Universities

“Let every student be plainly instructed, and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life.” – Harvard University Original Mission Statement, 1636 During this legislative session, as seen with passing both the student transfer bill and the Common Core bill, education was a top priority for the General Assembly. As the graduation season is upon us, many students will...

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