After nearly five months of hard work and numerous negotiations and compromises, the General Assembly wrapped up the 2022 legislative session with a long list of substantive policy wins for Missouri families and businesses.

In total, the House and Senate reached final agreement on nearly 60 bills and sent them to the governor for his approval. I feel it was a very successful session at the end of the day.

Josh Hurlbert is a state representative elected to serve House District 12, which covers part of Clay County including Smithville. He can be reached at (573) 751-9760 or at

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