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Wasson Report 4.19.12

Helping Missouri Farmers Last December, the State Tax Commission voted to raise taxes on the most productive farms in Missouri by approving new productivity values. These values represent a land’s potential earnings and are used to calculate a farm’s property ...

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Rowland Report 4.19.12

Greetings from your State Capitol.  Had a visit from some of the students attending College of the Ozarks this week.  It is always a pleasure to have people from the district here to tour the capitol and stop by for ...

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Emerson Report 4.19.12

Privacy We Can All Understand It is difficult to agree to use pretty much anything on the Internet these days without first agreeing to pages of legal mumbo-jumbo that describes the privacy policy of a certain website or web service.  ...

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Dugger Report 4.19.12

Our founding fathers witnessed first-hand the oppressive nature of a tyrannical government.  For years they saw their wants and desires be ignored by a king an ocean away until the point that it became “necessary for one people to dissolve ...

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Wasson Report 4.12.2012

Senate Prepares for Budget Debate There are six weeks left in this year’s legislative session. As we approach the homestretch, the Senate will begin working on what I believe is the most important task we undertake each year: balancing the ...

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Rowland Report 4/12/12

Greetings from your State Capitol.  We are now down to the last six weeks of the 2012 Legislative Session.  There are a lot of bills now moving through the process. This past week in the House the following bills were ...

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Emerson Report 4.12.12

A Helping Hand for Immigration Enforcement Ronald Reagan said, “A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.” But immigration policy is not just enforced at the U.S. border.  With millions of illegal aliens already in the country, ...

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Dugger Report 4.12.12

Broadband is the lifeblood of the modern world.  Access to high-speed internet is essential for busi­ness, education, and personal com­munication. As the world around us becomes more and more technologi­cally driven it is vital that we ensure that all, whether ...

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