Capitol Report: Feb. 5, 2021

Capitol Report: Feb. 5, 2021

Greetings from Jefferson City. This week in the Capitol was again a very full week with committee hearings. It is redundant in these weekly reports but most of my time was spent in budget committee hearings listening to different departments present the state budget. We deal with numbers from $1 that is there to simply keep an account going to over a billion dollars. These meetings begin in the morning generally at 8:15 and will run throughout the day, recessing when we are in session until we finish what is on the agenda for that day. So just like farming, there are early mornings and late nights. The biggest news of the house this week is the passage of HB85 and 310, which strengthens the Second Amendment rights of Missourians. I did co-sponsor this legislation and voted for its passage. You can read more about it below. On Jan. 29 I had a fun trip to Warrensburg to tour the Amtrak train station and Chamber of Commerce building. It’s always neat to see these old buildings brought back to life and made functional again. While there, I got a nice cup of coffee at Old Drum Coffee House and visited his statue by the courthouse. For those of you that may know me, I am somewhat of a weather nerd. Farming kind of brings that into you, so multiple times a day I will be looking at the forecast. Make sure to get that extra blanket out, split some […]

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