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Emerson Report 2.23.12

A President Who Refuses to Budge The president’s budget is really just a stack of paper.  It is only as serious as the administration offering it.  That said, the budget proposal offered President Obama an important opportunity to turn away ...

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Dugger Report 2.23.12

In Jefferson City, state legislators try to look at how Washington’s operating and do the opposite.  During the contentious debate over the President’s healthcare law in Washington, former U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi reminded folks that ‘we have ...

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Emerson Report 1.26.2012

“No” Is Still Not an Energy Policy Not many of the policies coming out of the White House make a whole lot of sense these days, but the Obama Administration’s decision to block a major new pipeline of oil from ...

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Wasson Report 1.12.12

The General Assembly returned to the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 4, for the start of the new legislative session. This is my second year in the Missouri Senate, and I’m looking forward to a productive session. There is much to ...

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Rowland Report…1.12.12

Greetings from your State Capitol.  The second session of the 96th General Assembly started this week.  The opening session was more along the lines of business as usual.  The Speaker, Steve Tilley, gave his opening session speech and the formalities ...

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Emerson Report 1.12.12

Taxes the IRS Doesn’t Even Understand At the beginning of the New Year our thoughts turn from the happy holidays to more mundane things, not the least of which is taxes.  Forms start arriving in the mail, folders of receipts ...

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