Congressman Jason Smith: New Congress, New Rules

This week was the beginning of the 116th Congress, and from the first day it was clear the U.S. House of Representatives is heading...

Congressman Jason Smith Works to Stop Taxpayer Bonds for Abortion Clinics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jason Smith (MO-08) formally introduced the No Abortion Bonds Act, which prohibits the use of federal tax-exempt bonds to finance...

Senator Mike Cunningham

Cunningham column week 17 With the start of a new year comes the start of a new legislative session. Being the first regular session of...

Incoming Attorney General Names Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Stevens as Deputy Attorney General for...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Monday, incoming Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Cristian Stevens will serve as Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Litigation.  Stevens...

City Council to Reconsider Discharge of Weapons Ordinance

By Michael Boyink At next week’s meeting of the Ava Board of Aldermen, the council will reconsider the recent changes they made to the city’s...

Congressman Jason Smith Capitol Report

December 28, 2018 A Year on the Ground A new year and a new Congress are just around the corner. Nancy Pelosi will become Speaker next...

Governor Parson, Representative Fitzpatrick, and Senator Brown Announce Fiscal Year 2020 Consensus Revenue Estimate

JEFFERSON CITY– Gov. Parson with House Budget Committee Chairman Scott Fitzpatrick and Senate Appropriations Chairman Dan Brown announced the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) Consensus...

Senator Mike Cunningham

“There ought to be a law.” How many times have we heard someone say that? Fairly often, I suspect. When people at the coffee shop...

Letter to the Editor: Response to What About This

Letter to the Editor Editor: This is in regards to the “What About This…?” article by Wayne William Cipriano in last weeks paper, where he tore...

U.S. Beef Gains New Market Access in Morocco

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue have announced that the government of Morocco has agreed...
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