Session 2013 - Capitol Report VI

This week, the House of Representatives debated crucial policy decisions regarding voting and public safety. Read more to see why these reforms are so necessary for our state.

“Trust, but verify."

            -Ronald Reagan

We departed Jefferson City this week with a chill breeze at our backs and the pinks and oranges of a soft Missouri winter sunset.  We saw the first of what I expect to be many long nights of debate this week as we advanced crucial  egislation forward in the legislative process. From protecting the integrity of our electoral process and one of our most sacred, fundamental rights, to improving accountability and transparency in our public records laws while balancing that noble pursuit with protecting our children and schools, this week was truly one to be proud of regarding your Missouri House.

As referenced above, this week’s Capitol Report focuses on a piece of legislation that will honor public accountability while safeguarding our citizens from harm.  It also delves into Voter Photo ID, a simple reform to our election process which will safeguard its integrity – an integrity that has been mired by scandal in recent years – for Missouri’s citizens.  Finally, I bring to you the many economic advantages to responsible borrowing through my proposed bond issue.  I hope you find this information useful and look forward to your comments.  

Protecting Public Safety While Honoring Public Interest

This week the House of Representatives considered and moved forward HB 256 sponsored by Representative Caleb Jones (R-50).  One of the chief concerns the legislature has is public safety.  Click here to read more. 

Protecting the Vote

Our founding fathers envisioned a government that worked for the people, not against them.  Needless to say, they would probably not be too satisfied with the mess that is the Washington, D.C. of today.  As the Washington insiders and career politicians continue to lose touch with what the people really desire and deserve from their government; I like to think that closer to home here in Jefferson City, we are keeping the founding fathers’ vision alive.  Click here to read more. 

Bonding Opportunity—Continued

Recently, I wrote to you about a bond proposal that will help the state repair its infrastructure.  Whether transportation, higher-education, or state facility related, our infrastructure provides the necessary framework for a stable, prosperous economy.  Click here to read more.

This Week’s Vlog NEW!!

This week I discuss an important proposal the House considered and sent to the Senate on Thursday: photo ID to vote.  This is a common sense proposal with broad based support.  Click here to hear more. 

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