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It’s been said that the state legislature can be both equally exhilarating and frustrating. I quickly learned that to be true in the first full week of the session. The week began with the pomp and circumstance of Missouri’s Bicentennial Inauguration. Mike Parson was sworn in for a full term…

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Lawmakers have returned to Jefferson City for the first regular session of the 101st General Assembly. For all of the issues we see each year, there are always new challenges and this year is no different. At the same time, we also are seeing some familiar items that seem to have a long shelf life.

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It’s a new year! The beginning of the new year is a time we often set aside for reflection upon the last year and stating changes we want to make in the coming year. In past years, my often flippant remark to the resolution question has been, “My resolution is to not make any resolutions. Wh…

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This year 2020 was like no other in our lifetime. It began with the excitement and anticipation of a leap year — with all holidays falling perfectly on the calendar — followed by the celebration of a Chiefs Super Bowl victory 50 years in the making.

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As Christmas approaches, it is natural to feel down about it. It will be different this year. However, Christmas is the cure we all need to everything plaguing us. We need the joy we find in putting up decorations, the wonder we see in lights, the comfort we find in traditions and the relati…

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I have a confession to make. I am a creature of habit. In this crazy time of a pandemic, I have been craving my routine more than ever, especially during this abnormal Christmas season.

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While the Missouri General Assembly normally conducts its work January through May during the course of the regular legislative session, lawmakers spent a lot of extra time in the capitol city because of two additional extra legislative sessions. Despite the fact that we recently completed t…

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When Missouri’s House begins its 2021 session, it may face a fascinating issue of residency which has a long history.

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In just a few days, families and friends throughout Missouri and the United States will join together in celebration of Thanksgiving — a day that offers us the increasingly rare opportunity of taking a break from our hectic schedules to simply enjoy the company of our loved ones.

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There are four Missourians who helped develop the systems that provide you with accurate and prompt election night returns. To understand this column, you need to realize that the results reported on election night are neither official nor complete.

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