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Cunningham Report 7.6.2017

Tuesday was Independence Day and on that day, I stopped for a minute to reflect on what that means.  Many of us celebrated by having picnics, attending parades and watching a fireworks display at dusk. Let us not forget the ...

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Smith Report 7.6.2017

Representing Missouri’s 8th Congressional District Land of the Free, Home of the Brave Being an American makes me feel proud, fortunate and humbled all at the same time. Proud that our Founding Father’s vision became a reality. Fortunate because I ...

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Cunningham Report 6.29.2017

This week the House of Representatives was busy working through Senate Bill 5, the legislation the Senate approved last week in response to the governor’s call for a special session. The special session was called to address a St. Louis ...

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Cunningham Report 6.22.2017

For the second time since the regular legislative session ended on May 12, lawmakers have returned to Jefferson City for a special session, which began on June 11. One reason the special session was called by the governor is to ...

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Cunningham Report 3.30.2017

Douglas County’s Agricultural Impact on Missouri With the celebration of National Agriculture Day on Tuesday, March 21, I thought it would be a great time to discuss how important agriculture is to the economy of the 33rd District and the ...

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Cunningham Report 3.23.2017

Illegal Use of Herbicides This week a piece of legislation that will help put an end to illegal herbicide spraying in Missouri’s Bootheel farm country was passed and delivered to the governor. House Bill 662 will allow the Department of ...

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Cunningham Report 3.16.2017

Senate Bill 34 and Broadband For several years, my legislative colleagues and I have advocated for a broadband expansion and faster internet speeds in the 33rd District and other rural areas of Missouri. High-speed internet access brings many benefits to ...

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Cunningham Report 3.9.2017

How Missouri Ranks Earlier this week, a national news organization released the rankings of the state governments for all 50 states. The states were ranked from 1 to 50 in seven categories — health care, education, infrastructure, crime, opportunity, economy ...

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