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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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Wasson Report 4.26.12

Senate Passes “Sam Pratt’s Law” William “Sam” Pratt was a young boy who died from alleged child abuse in 2009 at an unlicensed daycare in Missouri. The child care provider, who was charged with child abuse resulting in death and ...

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Rowland Report 4.26.2012

Greetings from your State Capitol.  We were excited this week to learn that Rockaway Beach placed second in the “Great American Water Taste Test”.  This test was to determine the best tasting water in Missouri.  Congratulations to Mayor Cline and ...

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Emerson Report 4.26.2012

The Case for Cuts at GSA The General Services Administration (GSA) is like many government agencies – it is tough to figure out what they do by their name.  GSA manages buildings, leases, vehicles and office supplies for the federal ...

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Dugger Report 4.26.2012

Our Constitution is the sacred document outlining the powers vested in our federal government. However, in the past few years, it seems our federal officials have overstepped the boundaries laid out by our founding fathers so many years ago. The ...

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