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Missouri Amendment Three debate centers around a nonpartisan demographer

Both sides in the debate on Missouri’s Amendment Three November ballot measure presented their case to voters Wednesday evening, in a virtual forum hosted by Springfield’s Drury University. Missourians approved “Clean Missouri” in 2018, which required a nonpartisan demographer to draw state legislative districts. Amendment Three transfers that responsibility to governor-appointed bipartisan commissions. State Sen. […]

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Audio: Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman opposes Medicaid expansion ballot measure

The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee chairman is speaking out against an August Medicaid expansion ballot measure, saying it pits the Medicaid population against children. Cosby State Senator Dan Hegeman says Medicaid’s current budget in Missouri is about 12-billion dollars.     Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Dan Hegeman tells Capitol reporters that Amendment Two doesn’t provide […]

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Governor Parson takes security measures to safeguard election process

Governor Mike Parson took security measures to safeguard the election process and protect Missouri voters during COVID-19 by signing SB 631 into law.  “Any Missourian affected by COVID-19 should still be able to vote, including those who are sick or considered at-risk,” Governor Parson said. “I applaud Senator Dan Hegeman, Representative Dan Shaul, and the rest of […]

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Senator Blunt will visit Milan to discuss progress of East Locust Creek Reservoir

United States Senator Roy Blunt will be at the Milan Community Center, 205 N. Market Street, on Friday, August 30, 2019, at 11:45 AM. Senator Blunt has been instrumental in securing planning, design, mitigation and construction funding for the East Locust Creek Reservoir (ELCR). He will meet with the community and stakeholders to receive a […]

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Financing plan for East Locust Creek Reservoir project receives $3M in state funding

The financing plan for the East Locust Creek Reservoir project in Sullivan County has received $3,000,000 in state funding following legislative approval this year. Governor Mike Parson had requested and the General Assembly supported $10,000,000 to be placed in the Multi-purpose Water Resources Fund which enables the State to enter into a debt-share arrangement with […]

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Audio: Missouri’s state workers could be getting a pay boost soon

The Missouri Senate has passed a 30 billion dollar state budget this week that includes a three-percent raise for state workers. Corrections workers would get another one-percent pay increase for every two years of service, not to exceed 20 years. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Dan Hegeman of Cosby thinks the changes will be enough to […]

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Missouri 4-H Shooting Sports Team Recognized by Senators at State Capitol

Members of the 2018 Missouri 4-H Shooting Sports team joined 14 Missouri senators for a recognition ceremony at the State Capitol in Jefferson City. Each team member presented with a Senate resolution from his or her respective senator during the ceremony. Those present at the ceremony included Kaci Persell of Grundy County with Senator Dan […]

Flooding in northwest Missouri

Hegeman and Luetkemeyer demand reform from Army Corps of Engineers

In the wake of flooding, Republican State Senators Dan Hegeman of Cosby and Tony Luetkemeyer of Parkville filed Missouri Senate Concurrent Resolution 24 this week urging the United States Army Corps of Engineers to reprioritize flood control in the management of the Missouri River. The Corps of Engineers changed the Missouri River Master Manual in […]