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OpEd – SEN. ERIC SCHMITT WEIGHS IN: Support Missouri Farmers By Voting Yes on Amendment 1

July 23, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Farming is the bedrock of Missouri’s economic stability and security. Our state is blessed with vibrant farmland that provides food for our families and fuel for our economy. Because the agriculture industry is among our greatest assets, each of us has a responsibility to protect this essential engine of our […]

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Letter to the Editor: Fix Missouri Roads

July 15, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

  Editor: Missourians are well aware of the fact our roads are deteriorating at an astonishing rate. With the highway system ranking 7th nationwide in size but 40th in funding it is not surprising they are in such disrepair. As a result of this mismatched funding, roads and bridges are […]

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Column: Missourians deserve better

June 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

by Rep. Caleb Rowden While not always being willing to admit it in every day conversation, I am a politician. I serve in government, working for the people of 44th District. For some, that may be a cool thing. For others, that makes me part of the problem. Ultimately, citizens expect their representatives […]

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Justice Matters: Fourth of July is perfect time to celebrate creation of our nation, courts

June 26, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Justice Matters: Fourth of July is perfect time to celebrate creation of our nation, courts 26 June 2014   The following reflections of Missouri Chief Justice Mary R. Russell make up her most recent Justice Matters column.   It is that time of year for fireworks and picnics and parades […]

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Column: Congressman Sam Graves “Small Business Program Mismanagement Epitomizes Obamacare Incompetence”

June 23, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The Obama administration just can’t seem to deliver on its promises for Obamacare, and the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) clearly illustrates this. This program was designed to simplify the process for small businesses to compare health plan costs and select an appropriate plan for their employees, and through […]

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Capitol 101: Senate Vacancies

May 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Capitol 101 is a continuing series of informative pieces regarding the workings, experiences, and curiosities of the Missouri State Capitol.   In the past year, Senators Scott Rupp and Ryan McKenna have left their elected office for their gubernatorial-appointed positions. The Missouri Constitution lays out a few details of consequences […]

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Justice Matters: Former Governor Remembered for Breaking Gender Barrier in Nonpartisan Judicial Appointments

May 23, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Justice Matters: Former Governor Remembered for Breaking Gender Barrier in Nonpartisan Judicial Appointments 23 May 2014   The following reflections of Missouri Chief Justice Mary R. Russell make up her most recent Justice Matters column.   Earlier this month, Missouri lost former Governor Joseph Teasdale. As I read the news […]

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Association Profile: Freedom of Road Riders

March 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – The objectives of The Freedom of Road Riders have evolved since the group’s inception. The organization was created because the founder did not want to be forced to wear a helmet. This is still an issue for The Freedom of the Road Riders, they currently support […]

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Guest Commentary: A New Path to Excellence

December 09, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

“All students matter. All schools matter. All communities matter.” This was the basic belief adopted by school leaders who recently convened to develop a plan to address the school transfer issue. Their solution is to focus on the student, build a school that can deliver results and engage the community […]

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Guest Commentary: MASA Plan Falls Short of Quality Options for All Students

November 20, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

The Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) recently released a proposal, “A New Path To Excellence,” in an attempt to address unaccredited school districts and the laws governing student transfers once a district becomes unaccredited. In actuality this ‘plan’ simply asks for more time and more money to perpetuate the […]

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