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Legislative Issues Set for Region’s Visit to Jefferson City

As legislators are gearing up for a new season in Jefferson City, so too are the citizens of Northwest Missouri. Daviess County Coordinator is Denise Felderman.

Over the past few months, the Great Northwest Day at the Capitol Steering Committee gathered and prioritized legislative issues for the region’s annual visit to the state capitol city on February 3-4.

At this event, approximately 350 people from the 18-county region will visit

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No One Who Works Full Time Should Be Poor in This Country

by Lee H. Hamilton

Recent economic news has been broadly reassuring. Retail sales are strong, November saw the best job gains in three years, the federal deficit is shrinking, the stock market is robust, and the Fed is expressing enough faith in the economy that an interest rate bump next year is considered a certainty.

Yet the public remains unconvinced. This is partly because perceptions haven’t caught up to reality.

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New Missouri State Senator Takes Over

As Brad Lager vacates the state senate, Dan Hegeman takes his place. You may contact him at the capitol by calling 573-751-1415. His email is [email protected] and the physical address is Room 332, State Capitol Building, Jefferson City, MO 65101.

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FSA Announces New Yield Data for Safety Net Calculations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini offered farmers new information to update program payment yields that will help them better select protections offered by the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs.

The new programs, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, are cornerstones of the commodity farm safety, offering farmers protection when market forces cause substantial drops in crop prices and

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Capital Report: Final Update …and Farewell

by State Sen. Brad Lager

In November of 1863, President Abraham Lincoln shared his belief that our nation’s democracy would not perish as long as we have a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” It has always been my belief that our founding fathers never intended for public service to be a career but instead our obligation and opportunity as citizens to serve our communities.

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Capital Report: Experiencing the Joys of Christmas

by State Sen. Brad Lager

In the spirit of the holiday season, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a healthy, happy, and Merry Christmas.

This year, Stephanie and I feel blessed as we experience the joys of Christmas through the eyes of our children (ages 7 and 3). Their enthusiasm and excitement is a great reminder that Christmas is a time to be

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Capital Report: The Need for Ethics Reform in Missouri

by State Sen. Brad Lager

There is an inherent trust that exists between the public and their elected officials. It sits at the cornerstone of our democratic process and is necessary to make our representative government function for the good of the people. Once the electorate believes that an official’s integrity has been compromised, whether it has or not, that cornerstone upon which our government is built begins to weaken.

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Capitol Perspectives: Deadly, Devious and Disabling Details

by Phill Brooks

In the weeks before the 2015 legislative session, two issues have emerged as dominant — Ferguson and government ethics. Yet, I wonder whether conflicts over details will be fatal.

For years, I’ve seen well-intentioned efforts by Missouri public officials crash on the shores of details. Think back to last year when legislative leaders expressed pride at pulling together a complex compromise on unaccredited school districts. There was

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PSC Cold Weather Rule Takes Effect

The Missouri Public Service Commission’s Cold Weather Rule, designed to help customers with heat-related utility bills, began on Nov. 1. The rule will remain in effect through March 31, 2015. The Cold Weather Rule has been a part of the commission’s rules and regulations since 1977.

The Cold Weather Rule applies to natural gas and electric utilities under PSC jurisdiction that provide heat-related service. Municipally operated systems, cooperatives and those

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