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Rowland Report 3.5.2015

Greetings from your State Capitol.  It sure appears that March will come in like a lion!  Hopefully the old adage will come true and it will go out like a lamb.  Hopefully our schools will remain in session and not ...

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Rowland Report 2.26.2015

Greetings from your State Capitol.  I came up early to get in front of the weather this week and was glad I did.  Here in Jefferson City we only had about three inches of snow but roads got pretty slick ...

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Smith Report 2.26.2015

Lessons From Our First President February is the birth month of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, and each February, Presidents’ Day offers us a chance to reflect on lessons learned from our former presidents. As America faces challenges at home and abroad, some of George Washington’s ...

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Cunningham Report 2.26.2015

Sponsored Legislation The entire reason I am here, representing the great citizens of the 33rd Senatorial District, is to sponsor and help with the passage of meaningful legislation that will make this state the best it can be for the ...

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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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