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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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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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