Political Editorials

Some activities around the Capitol were canceled last week due to winter weather around the state. We hope that will be the last of the problems this winter will cause.Our Appropriations Committee on Education has met to finalize our budget requests to the entire budget.  This meeting went well...
Greetings from your state Capitol. Last week was extremely busy here in the Capitol. The budget committee is finishing up with hearing all of the state departments’ budgets. Late nights every day! This week will give us a little relief as the Education Appropriations Committee, which I chair, will...
Greetings from your state Capitol.Last week the House passed to the Senate the following bills: HB 1484 allows persons who have been, for at least six months, a bona fide member of an organization licensed to conduct bingo to participate in the operation of a bingo game. The Constitution currently...
Greetings from your state Capitol. The governor’s budget was released Monday afternoon, Jan. 23, via the governor’s website. The number of people visiting the website was apparently huge, and the website became unresponsive to requests. The problem was solved, and most everyone has now had their...

Lyle Rowland
Greetings from your state Capitol. We had cold beginnings to start the week but hopes of a warmup by weekend sounded great. We got hit with news about Governor Greitens, and rumors are of course running bank high. The news media is in frenzy over the issue. Most of the other representatives, as...

Lyle Rowland
Greetings from your state Capitol. The new year seemed to arrive quicker than those of past years. Maybe that’s due to the fact that this is my final session – or it may be due to my being another year older (as of Jan. 2). The second session of the 99th General Assembly started on Jan. 3 with...

Missouri Press Association
This report is written by Missouri School of Journalism students and staff for publication by MPA member newspapers in print and online.   Greitens delivers State of the State address Gov. Eric Greitens took a reflective tone Wednesday night during his State of the State address, lauding his first-...
Rural Missourians need action from the Missouri legislature on a number of issues this session, but two issues stand out as being critical to our long-term success.Road and bridge funding is rural Missouri’s top priority. Missouri Farm Bureau members have long supported increasing funding for...
Last week, instead of letting the status quo in the swamp continue – taxing folks until the cows come home – I joined President Trump at the White House to mark the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It’s very simple; this new law will allow you to keep more of what you earn by sending less of...
The era of strategic patience and capitulation symptomatic of the Obama administration and its approach to North Korea finally ended last week. President Trump has now formally declared and labeled North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. What does that mean? It’s simple: President Trump is...

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