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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FFA Visits the Capitol

‪Great to see FFA groups from Boone and Cooper Counties at the Capitol today. Some of the best young leaders our community has to offer. ‬



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ESOPs

Great to see a bill we passed into law last year being utitlized by a great Mid-Mo company (Woodruff). Moving to an employee-owned model, as the article references, provides an incentive for employees and provides a great benefit for the company as a whole. READ THE ARTICLE HERE



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This Week in Missouri Politics

I was honored to be the featured guest on This Week in Missouri Politics — a great show that airs all over the state. Among the topics of discussion were the state of the Missouri Senate, MIZZOU, and other important issues we’re tackling in Jeff City. WATCH THE FULL EPISODE HERE



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MU Student Lobby-Day

Thanks to some great The Associated Students of the University of Missouri students for chatting Higher Ed with me at the Capitol today. Keep up the great work.



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Redefining the Narrative

This is an op-ed I wrote in this month’s edition of the Missouri Times magazine. It’s called “Redefining the Narrative.” — “Poor people are just lazy.” “Rich people are only interested in the bottom line.” In politics, generalizations are often employed to raise the stakes; to spice up your typical political rhetoric. Voters rarely push … Continued



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MU Undergrad Research Day

Great to see Madeline Simon and Emily Shaw at the Capitol today for University of Missouri Undergrad Research Day. Truly incredible work being done that will have an impact for generations to come!



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Senator Rowden on ABC 17

Senator Rowden joined Joey Parker on “This Week” to chat about Real ID, Medicaid costs & thinking big in the Missouri Legislature. VIEW THE SEGMENT HERE



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