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Among the visitors to the 21st Senatorial District office this week was Jeff Bergstrom, general manager of Marshall Municipal Utilities, who came to Jefferson City to testify on an energy bill.
Perfecting Education Savings As we near the half-way mark in the 2021 legislative session a number of important bills continue to be heard in committee, while others are being brought up for deliberation in the Senate chamber. Monday was the last day to submit new Senate bills, so any new proposals...
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) released the following statement after voting against President Biden’s $1.9 trillion bailout bill. “We can’t afford to mortgage our children’s future to pay for this wasteful bailout bill that’s loaded with pork,” said Graves. “Less than 10 percent...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Another week in Jefferson City was full of meetings, committee hearings, and intense floor debate. This week my fellow House colleagues voted to pass House Bill 349, a piece of legislation that would create scholarship accounts for families that wish to pull their children from...
Preliminary reporting for 2020 indicates Missouri traffic fatalities increased by 12% compared to the previous year. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 989 lives were lost in Missouri traffic crashes in 2020 - up from 881 in 2019. Despite traffic volumes in the state being...
Senator Hoskins sponsored retired Brig. Gen. Randy Alewel during his appearance before the Gubernatorial Appointments Committee. Alewel was confirmed as a member of the Missouri Veteran’s Commission. From left: Sen. Hoskins, Randy and Teresa Alewel.
The Missouri Senate began the week with a late night. On Monday, we took up a proposal to increase the penalties for protestors who block traffic. We worked on the legislation until well past midnight before finally perfecting Senate Bill 26. In addition to making unlawful traffic interference a...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (February 11, 2021) -- State Auditor Nicole Galloway issued a statement after Mary Lou Browning, the former clerk for the City of Coffey, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution. A 2018 audit of Coffey found the former clerk failed to make deposits,...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – It was a busy week in Jefferson City! I spent my days trying to stay warm while moving in and out of committee hearings, meetings, and Floor debate. Much of the Floor discussion was spent talking about how we can improve the administrative process for Missouri farmers. The...
(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Today, Governor Mike Parson signed HB 16 into law, which provides more than $324 million in funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).  “HB 16 will provide much needed assistance to tenants and landlords across the state. COVID-19’s economic impacts have...
Rachel Holt, a FFA state vice president from Dawn, accepts a Senate resolution from Sen. Denny Hoskins.
The Senate has sent the governor the first “truly agreed and finally passed” bill of the 2021 session. House Bill 16, a supplemental budget measure, makes more than $320 million of federal rental assistance money available to Missourians impacted by COVID-19. Rental households with incomes at or...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – I hit the ground running by beginning this week with a Workforce Development committee hearing on Monday. Not only did we hear public testimony for a bill relating to worker’s compensation, but we also heard a very informative presentation from guest speakers regarding future...

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