Opinion

Capitol News by District 6 State Senator Mike Kehoe

The 2017 legislative session came to a productive conclusion Friday. From the beginning, the Senate focused on tort, labor, and regulatory reforms in addition to passing a balanced budget that reflects the priorities of Missourians. Using these as the measure, the 2017 legislative session was extremely successful. I am disappointed we were not able to

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Capitol Report by District 58 State Representative David Wood

The session has ended for another year and everyone is trying to analyze if it was successful or not. There were fewer bills passed and sent to the governor to sign this year. Most people expected an increase in legislation because we have a Republican House, Republican Senate, and a Republican governor. I was not

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Library Bookworm

by Stacey Embry, Director, Morgan County Library I have been on crutches for 2-1/2 weeks. I hate them. The end. Just kidding. I got a Fitbit for Christmas. As a runner, the 10,000-steps-a-day goal is usually easy to achieve: run six miles, get all your steps. On the last day of March, I did something,

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Florence News

by Kerry Hampy 660-368-2825 Linda Rodenbach Hurley, 69, and her daughter Candance Dunn, 35, died in a recent auto accident near Detroit, Mich. Linda was raised in the Florence area. Surviving relatives in the area are Margaret Buckler and Carol Sue Mahnken. Mary Lou Jackson, 83, Clarksburg, died recently. Among her survivors are daughters Gail

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Capitol News by District 6 State Senator Mike Kehoe

Late Thursday evening, the legislature completed its most important and time-intensive responsibility: an on-time and balanced budget. The budget is always the legislature’s top priority because it is the one thing the constitution requires us to pass. Other bills, on other topics, are important and significant, often generating a great deal of discussion from multiple

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Capitol Report by District 58 State Representative David Wood

I know everybody is probably tired of me writing about the budget, but we have come to an end of that process with a little bit of drama. The House of Representatives was banking on the passage of a bill that would have removed senior renters, from eligibility for a property tax credit, to fund

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