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Rowland Report 3.15.12

Greetings from your State Capitol.  Spring Break is upon us and I believe everyone is ready to take a short break from all the stress that has been building since we started this session in January.  The great weather has ...

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Emerson Report 3.15.12

Getting Back to Baseball The few signs of spring in southern Missouri are welcome reminders that baseball is nearly back again.  Nothing embodies the hope of springtime like the prospect of taking your favorite team to the playoffs, or even ...

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Dugger Report 3.15.12

It is hard to believe that the Second Regular Session of the 96th General Assembly is already halfway done.  Since reconvening in January, the Missouri House has diligently worked to make Missouri a better place to work, live, and raise ...

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Breaking Our Own Rule

Should there be a price to pay for voicing an opinion and speaking out? By Sue Curry Jones Last week our newspaper ran an anonymous ad submitted by a group of parents who are concerned about actions of the Ava ...

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Wasson Report 3.8.12

Giving Homeowners a Choice A sinkhole, also known as a doline, is a depressed area in the ground, usually caused by the dissolution of bedrock from subterranean water or the collapse of underlying caves. Basically, it’s a hole below the ...

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Rowland Report 3.8.12

Greetings from your State Capitol.  It was a tragic week in part of my district last week.  A tornado whipped out its destructive force on the landscape and structures that stood in its path.  I observed the sites on Thursday ...

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Emerson Report 3.8.12

Who Could Love High Gas Prices? High gas prices put a serious dent in our family budgets.  When gas prices go up, getting to work or to school is more expensive, and so is everything on our store shelves that ...

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Dugger Report 3.8.12

Earlier this week, mother nature provided us with a stark reminder of how in an instant one’s life can change.  So often, in the hustle and bustle of life, it is easy to forget just how precious life is, and ...

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