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Bills on the move

by State Rep. J. Eggleston

As I have mentioned before, there are six big hurdles a bill must cross to become law – successful votes in House Lower Committee, House Rules Committee, House Floor, Senate Committee, Senate Floor, and the Governor’s Signature. In the first few weeks of session, bills were being introduced and debated in committee, so there was not much floor activity.  But now in mid-February some of

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The buzz on Endangered Species Act reform

by Shiloh Perry

During the final weeks of the Obama administration, the Fish and Wildlife Service listed the rusty patched bumblebee as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. While the FWS claims the listing will help protect the bee species, what does the first-ever addition of a bee species in the continental U.S. to the endangered species list mean?

It means that the rusty patched bumblebee, an important

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A full time, part-time job

by State Rep. J. Eggleston

I am often asked by constituents what life is like as a state representative. I was told before I ran for office that a job as a legislator would be the most full time part-time job I could have. I now think I agree. Probably the best way to describe it is to share with you what my schedule, which is usually spread between 7

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Attorney General Josh Hawley Files Lawsuit Against

Attorney General Josh Hawley announced today that Missouri has filed suit challenging Obama Administration rules that drastically expand federal power over farm and ranch land across Missouri and the nation.  The rules in question expand the definition of “critical habitat” for endangered and threatened species. Missouri joins 19 other states in the suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama against the U.S. Secretary of

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Sen. McCaskill votes against DeVos

Citing the danger posed to Missouri’s small towns and rural communities, where public school resources are critical, Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) voted against Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education, joining bipartisan opposition to the nominee.

“Ms. DeVos has focused on one goal when it comes to education—robbing public schools of resources in order to boost private schools,” said McCaskill, a graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia, Mo. “I

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Why no license bureau for Daviess County?

by State Rep. J. Eggleston

When you think of “the government,” who do you picture? If you are like most people, you envision the elected officials whose faces were seen on the campaign trail and whose names were on an election ballot.

But elected officials – your spokespersons in government – only make up the legislative branch of state government. There are other unelected government employees, unknown to the general

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Graves helps focus on 21st Century infrastructure

Congressman Sam Graves (R-Mo) participated in the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s first hearing of the 115th Congress. The discussion explored challenges facing America’s infrastructure and a vision for building a 21st century transportation network.

Among those testifying at the hearing were CEOs from FedEx, Cargill, and BMW.

“This Committee, working alongside the Trump administration, has a tremendous opportunity to modernize and reinvent the way people and goods move throughout this

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Capitol Perspectives: Transparency

by Phill Brooks

A cloak of secrecy has descended upon Missouri government to a degree I never imagined in all my decades covering this statehouse for you. It comes from the administration of Missouri’s new governor, Eric Greitens.

I actually had hoped for something different. He ran a campaign promising change and challenging the old way of doing business in government.

Other governors I’ve covered who campaigned on platforms of

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Taking another look at Missouri’s Nonpartisan Court Plan

by State Sen. Dan Hegeman

The fourth week of session began with the annual State of the Judiciary address, given by Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge, to a joint session of the General Assembly and statewide office holders. Similar to the State of the State, the State of the Judiciary gives the chief justice the opportunity to update the legislature, executive branch, and taxpayers on the current condition

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