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Emerson Report 5.31.12

The $494 Billion Tax Hike The American economy is on the edge of a precipice that few Americans will realize until we are even closer to the cliff.  Some 200 federal tax provisions are set to expire at the end ...

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Dugger Report 5.31.12

You can always accomplish more if you have a plan. It gives you a sense of direction and a distinct goal to work toward as you move forward. And, when we started this session, we laid out our plan for ...

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Rowland Report 5.17.2012

Greetings from your State Capitol.  I was excited to hear we get to keep our Post Offices.  The hours of operation may change but at least they will remain open.   This has been a very tense week here in ...

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Emerson Report 5.17.2012

Congress Is On Guard Against a Regulatory Legacy The regulatory reach of the federal bureaucracy has reached disturbing levels.  In Southern Missouri, we know the interest of federal agencies in regulating our lives includes dust on farms, milk storage on ...

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Emerson Report 5.10.12

The Other Case at the Supreme Court All the attention at the Supreme Court this spring has been focused on the challenge to the 2010 health care reform law, but there is another important case before the highest court in ...

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Dugger Report 5.10.12

The 2nd Regular Session of the 96th General Assembly is coming to a close.  Just a mere two weeks remain for the legislature to wrap up the business of the state for the year before returning to the district for ...

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Rowland Report 5.3.12

Greetings from your State Capitol.  This week saw some progress from the Senate as the budget was passed out early Wednesday morning (around 3 a.m.).  We have some differences that hopefully we will be able to work out in a ...

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Wasson Report 5.3.12

Senate Passes State Spending Plan After two days of lengthy debate, the Senate passed its version of the state’s budget this week. Crafting the state’s spending plan is one of the most important tasks we face each year; it’s also ...

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Emerson Report 5.3.12

When Snow Falls on Pike’s Peak There is no end to the appetite of this administration to regulate the lives, livelihoods, private decisions and private property of the American people.  The latest example of the aggressive agenda of the federal ...

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Dugger Report 5.3.12

It seems harmless enough on the surface; you are walking along when an individual approaches you with a clipboard and asks you to sign a petition to save helpless animals or the elderly.  Who wouldn’t want to help a cause ...

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