Although she has been removed from the House Republican Caucus, Rep. Tricia Derges implored her fellow GOP members to shepherd her bills through the legislature.
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"For far too long, students have been trapped in failing schools. 2021 will be the year we finally give parents more options by putting students first.”
The lawmakers said they were called into the speaker’s office who said the future of their bills are jeopardized if they did not support charter expansion legislation and other education reform proposals.
Eight hours of debate — and an evacuation of the Capitol due to a fire alarm — ultimately resulted in the perfection of a sweeping bill related to law enforcement officers and protestors.
“It’s because of you that we’re able to get through this.”
“We know that achieving gender equality in public service won’t just benefit women, it will benefit everyone in Lee’s Summit by improving government and decision making.”
Because of the price tag on the bill already, Rep. Lane Roberts said it’s not intended — at least at this point — to be retroactive.
"Rush was one of the most consequential voices in modern conservatism."
“We are extremely appreciative of all the hard work, sacrifices, and rapid adjustments that are being made by our state and local partners to quickly get the vaccine into arms across our state.”
“We will take the rest of the week one day at a time in an effort to keep folks safe.”