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Rowland Report 2.7.2013

Greetings from your State Capitol. This week the Governor released his budget. The Governor’s budget is based on four pieces of legislation that have never passed the legislature, totaling nearly $165 million in ‘new’ money for him to spend. These ...

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Dugger Report 1.31.2013

Though it is cold outside, things have started to heat up in Jefferson City.  Bills have been filed, committees have started to meet, and legislation has already been debated in the House chamber.  Session is in full swing. Earlier this ...

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Budget's Not High On Dems' To-Do List

By U.S. Senator Roy Blunt “Show me your budget, and I will tell you what you value.” That’s what Joe Biden said last summer, and he meant it as a criticism of Republicans. The vice president’s comment raises a question: ...

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Emerson Resigns Congressional Seat

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (MO-08) Tuesday morning sent a letter of resignation to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and notified the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives that it would be her last day serving in Congress. ...

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Dugger Report 1.24.2013

The 97th General Assembly has officially commenced. New members have been sworn in and inaugural ceremonies, celebrations are behind us.  Now, the task at hand is the work of the people. Personally, this moment is bittersweet. For the past four ...

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Rowland Report 1.17.2013

I officially began my service as state representative of the 155th District after being sworn in during a ceremony Wednesday, January 9 in the Missouri State Capitol.  I joined 160 other state representatives who were administered the oath of office ...

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