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The last five months have been extremely busy as legislators have worked to get their priorities through the process. Unexpected obstacles hindered some from moving forward and others found ways to work through these complications and make their bill a better bill.  As the clock hit 6 p.m. on...
A balanced state budget that contains record funding for elementary and secondary education is now on its way to the governor’s desk. This week the Missouri House and Senate gave final approval to the appropriations bills that make up the $29.7 billion state spending plan that provides funding to...
This week, with just days remaining in the 2019 session – and only hours left to pass the state budget – I stood in the Senate chamber and brought legislative proceedings to a standstill. Typically, I’m not prone to rash behavior or sensational acts, but I had reached my limit with the inaction of...
Hadley Corbin of the Hamilton Achievers 4-H Club , took 3rd Overall in the Clover Kids Showman 2019 Success Show.  
Senator Hoskins welcomed fourth grade students from Martin Warren Elementary School in Warrensburg to the Missouri State Capitol this week. Joining Sen. Hoskins in welcoming the children were Rep. Dan Houx of Warrensburg and Rep. Dean Dohrman of La Monte.
No one can accuse Missouri lawmakers of not putting in the hours required for the job. The Missouri Senate held two marathon negotiations this week, with legislators defending their positions on issues late into the night. A Monday afternoon deliberation on a bill relating to large farming...
The members of the House gave their stamp of approval this week to legislation meant to improve Missouri’s legal climate and bring fairness to courtrooms in the state. The legislation, which was previously approved by the Senate, now heads to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. The...
Protecting Land Owners from Eminent Domain Abuse (HB 1062) As hundreds of concerned land owners gathered in the State Capitol this week to rally in support of their property rights, the Missouri House of Representatives took action to prevent the misuse of the state’s eminent domain law. House...
(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Today, Governor Mike Parson called for a special election to fill two vacancies in the House of Representatives due to the resignation of Representative Jean Evans, who was recently named Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party, and the appointment of...
I was honored to be recognized by Missouri’s beekeepers this week. Missouri’s First Lady joined the group in thanking me for legislation passed last year that reduced the tax burden on Missouri’s honey producers.
Watching the Numbers The Senate Appropriations Committee has met almost every day this week to pour over the budget recommendations sent over from the House of Representatives. According to the Missouri Constitution, budget legislation originates in the House. The Senate reviews the House’s budget...
Sheriff’s Supplemental Salary Bill Moving to the Senate House Bill 722 allows a $10 service fee to be collected by any individual who serves a summons, writ, subpoena, or other court order. Under current law, the fee can only be collected when a summons or order is served by a sheriff. By allowing...

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