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Cunningham Report 2.5.2015

Legislators Reject Recommended Pay Increase This early in the legislative session, it is uncommon for there to be so many high profile measures making their way through the legislative process. Usually, it is a few more weeks before debate on ...

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Cunningham Report 12.25.2014

Celebrating the Christmas Season The stockings have been hung and trees decorated. While festive and the most visible these heirloom traditions are not what this wonderful season of giving is all about. Many times we forget that this is the ...

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Incumbents, Challengers File For Boards

Filing for the April 2015 elections opened Tuesday with limited activity. In the City of Ava, incumbent aldermen Burrely Loftin, East Ward, and Billy Long, West Ward, filed for re-election. Also filing for West Ward alderman was Leon Harris. Current ...

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Cunningham Report 12.18.2014

Missouri’s Right to Try Law: Giving Hope to Those Who Need it Most With the successful passage of House Bill 1685 during the 2014 legislative session, Missouri became only the third state to enact Right to Try legislation—allowing terminally ill ...

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Smith Report 12.11.2014

In case you missed it, last week our national debt surpassed $18 trillion. When I am home in Missouri, I constantly hear from parents and grandparents who are worried that their children and grandchildren will not be able to live ...

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Cunningham Report 12.11.2014

Priority Legislation The unofficial start to the legislative year begins on Dec. 1, when senators can begin prefilling bills. This year, I filed four pieces of legislation. These four bills are priorities for me. Senate Bill 30 would increase the ...

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Smith Report 12.4.2014

Obamacare One Year Later Open enrollment under Obamacare has begun again and even more folks are being forced to participate in the exchanges. We are hearing that more businesses are being forced to lay off employees, individuals are being dropped ...

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Cunningham Report 11.25.2014

Thanksgiving Each fall, as our homes fill with the sights, smells and sounds of the impending holiday season, we also find ourselves counting our blessings. Thanksgiving brings friends and family together again to join in a feast. While our blessings ...

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