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Empowering Mid-MO Kids

Great story about an incredible Columbia woman, Janice Dawson Threat, and her mission to empower kids in Columbia. I had the pleasure of seeing this operation first-hand last fall, and can say with confidence these kids are benefiting greatly from the work of Dr. Threat and her staff/volunteers. CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY



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New MIZZOU Chancellor

Huge crowd on hand to welcome new MIZZOU Chancellor Dr. Alexander Cartwright to Columbia. His story is an amazing one, and really gives him an incredible perspective on the importance of public higher education. I am thrilled to have him leading this great campus!



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Douglass High School

What an awesome story —> Frederick Douglass High School graduates first A+ scholarship student. CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY  



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Phoenix Health Programs

It was great to tour the Phoenix Health Programsfacility in Columbia today and to talk about the great work they are doing in Mid-Missouri. They serve more than 2,000 men and women every year battling addiction and looking for hope and a better future. Their work is admirable and very much needed in our community!



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Boone Hospital Community Forum

Great information from the Boone Hospital Center Board of Trustees this evening at The Arc. The lease between the Board and BJC is approaching completion and they have an important decision on whether to reaffirm the current partnership with BJC or explore new partnership options. I appreciate their commitment to gathering the input of the … Continued



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CPS EdX Initiative

Honored to join leaders from Columbia Public Schools, Stephens College and Columbia College for the first signing for their new EdX initiative — a great new program where local students receive scholarships to a local college or university and agree to come back and teach in Columbia for a period of years. I love seeing … Continued



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Missouri Legislature Passes Budget

I am happy to report the Missouri Legislature passed a budget this week that: 1 –> Is balanced. We’re not spending more money than you, the taxpayers, have entrusted us with. 2 –> Fully funds the K-12 foundation formula for the first time in its existence. We believe in the next generation of students and … Continued



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Our Lady of Lourdes

‪Talked to a great group of students from Our Lady of Lourdes at the Capitol today. One day soon, they’ll be able to see over the dais. ‬



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Missouri Preservation Award

‪It was a privilege to present the Boonville Visitors Center w/ a Missouri Preservation award at the Capitol today. This is a really neat Cooper County asset that everyone in Mid-Mo should take an afternoon and check out!



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