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Cunningham Report 6.19.2014

Session Highlights II: Key Pieces of Legislation 
Passed by the General Assembly This week’s column will once again highlight what I consider key pieces of legislation passed by the General Assembly this year. Missouri now joins Utah and South Dakota ...

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Smith Report 6.12.2014

Eighth District Tourism Alive and Well With the summer season now upon us many families are enjoying the outdoors. We are blessed to have tremendous recreation opportunities in the Eighth Congressional District that are enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. ...

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Democrats Meet At Ava Restaurant

The Douglas County Democrats had their monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 3 at Guacamole restaurant.  Meeting was called to order by Chair Teresa Tost at 7:45 p.m. The meeting time was delayed so members could attend a public forum where ...

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Smith Report 6.5.2014

Celebrating Small Businesses In May we celebrate Small Business Week and the many entrepreneurs who take risks in pursuit of the American Dream. Small businesses help tell the story of our Eighth Congressional District. Many of these businesses provide unique ...

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Cunningham Report 6.5.2014

Honoring Memorial Day This last weekend our nation celebrated Memorial Day. Many associate this holiday with the start of summer, and while that may be true, there is a much deeper reason we celebrate Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a ...

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Smith Report 5.29.2014

ObamaCare Call Center the Height of Government Waste By now many of you have undoubtedly read news reports of the ObamaCare call center in Wentzville, Missouri where government-contracted employees had so little work to complete that they actually played games ...

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Dugger Report 5.29.2014

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If ...

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Smith Report 5.22.2014

May marks National Military Appreciation Month when events are organized to honor our brave men and women in uniform and the sacrifices they make defending our freedoms at home and abroad. Across our country, civic groups and average American citizens ...

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Rowland Report 5.22.2014

Greetings from your State Capitol.  The last day of session has arrived.  We started at 9 a.m. and ended at 6 p.m. with a flurry of activities.  Some bills made the deadline and some didn’t.  We had lots more filed ...

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Cunningham Report 5.22.2014

Making Appropriate Decisions This final week of session for the 97th General Assembly has been a busy one. House Joint Resolution 90 has been truly agreed to and finally passed and now faces voter approval.  This proposed constitu­tional amendment provides ...

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