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Senator Hoskins donned a surgical mask in his State Capitol office. All senators were provided with a mask to help prevent the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
The Legislature returned to the Capitol this week but it was not business as usual. On Tuesday, I joined with fellow members of the Senate Appropriations Committee to review the supplemental budget bill proposed by the House of Representatives. This budget includes federal funding for the COVID-19...
As the United States wrestles with the devastating Coronavirus (COVID-19), and as Missourians’ expectations of their hospitals continue to increase, I find it ironic that MO HealthNet is proposing major cuts in Medicaid reimbursement of approximately $340m annually to Missouri hospitals.  This...
On March 21, the governor instructed all Missourians to practice social distancing in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus in our state. Specifically, the governor asks us to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people, to take advantage of carry-out and delivery options instead of dining in...
Dear Bank Northwest Customers: Effective tomorrow, Friday, March 20, we will provide drive-thru service only at all locations until further notice. We are taking this precautionary measure in compliance with the CDC guidelines to limit the spread of the coronavirus. We understand these are...
Senator Hoskins visited with Shane Lockard, EMS Chief and CEO of the Johnson County Ambulance District, and Dr. David Gustafson, medical director for the Johnson and Pettis County districts.
Truly Agreed, Finally Passed The first bill “truly agreed and finally passed” during the 2020 legislative session is now on its way to the governor. House Bill 1511 authorizes Missouri boards, commissions and other regulatory bodies to issue professional licenses to spouses of military personnel...
As the United States wrestles with the devastating Coronavirus (COVID-19), and as Missourians’ expectations of their hospitals continue to increase, I find it ironic that MO HealthNet is proposing major cuts in Medicaid reimbursement of approximately $340m annually to Missouri hospitals.  This...
Marissa Graham of Hamilton Bank, Caldwell County, visited the Capitol for MBA Target Bankers.
Legislation Moving Forward I’m pleased to report the Senate has passed my Senate Bill 644 and sent it onto the House of Representatives. This measure makes changes to Missouri’s law regarding service animals. It expands the definition of service dog to include “mental health service dogs,” which...
Missouri House members took action this week to reinstitute a voter ID requirement that was approved by more than 60 percent of Missourians in 2016. Lawmakers gave first-round approval to a bill that would bring clarity to the requirements that were gutted by a Missouri Supreme Court decision in...
Senator Hoskins welcomed motorcycle enthusiasts from Concordia, Knob Noster and Warrensburg who came to Jefferson City as part of a grassroots advocacy day sponsored by Freedom of the Road Riders.
Defending Our Right to Hunt This week, I presented legislation that asks Missouri voters to enshrine the right to hunt and fish in Missouri’s Constitution. Senate Joint Resolution 62 simply states that “the citizens of this state have a right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife.” The measure, which...
Greetings Friends of the 8th District! I hope you are enjoying the longer days of the refreshing sun light out there. Warmer temperatures and spring are upon us.   House Approves Bill to Require Victim Impact Program for DWI Offenders (HB 1488) A bill now headed to the Senate would require a person...

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