MIZZOU Alumni Legislative Reception

‪What a pleasure to speak to a room full of MIZZOU & Higher Education advocates at tonight’s Boone County Mizzou Alumni Association Reception. We are ready to lead the fight to invest in the next generation of Missourians! ‬



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Centralia FFA AG Roundtable

My view from the stage at tonight’s Centralia FFA AG Roundtable. Proud to be joined by Cheri Toalson Reisch and a great group of panelists talking about challenges and opportunities in agriculture. I am proud of what the Missouri Legislature has accomplished for our state’s #1 industry. ‬



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Columbia Chamber Legislative Reception

Thanks to the Columbia Chamber of Commerce for hosting a great Legislative Reception this evening at The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri. They made me autograph a copy of the Missouri Times. I’m expecting to see it framed in the Chamber lobby ASAP!



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Open Source Textbooks

It was great to be on hand w/ MU President Mun Choi, as well as members of the Board of Curators and legislative colleagues, as he announced a new “open source textbook” initiative. This forward-thinking plan will move the use of textbooks by college students into the 21st century, and save students a lot of … Continued



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Governor’s Innovation Task Force

‪Great first gathering in St Louis for the Governor’s Innovation Task Force. Really important, non-partisan convos happening about we make this state the leader in innovation, efficiency & job creation.



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Thanks to Wendy Noren

Thanks to Wendy Noren for her years of service and dedication to the people of Boone County. Her commitment to public service has been admired by many in our community and will be missed. READ MORE HERE



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MU Retirees Legislative Update

Great discussion this morning at the MU Retirees Ass’n legislative recap event. While the last couple of years have been challenging for MU, with a new President and Chancellor and five new members of the Board of Curators, I am optimistic that, while difficult short term decisions are required, the long term outlook is bright … Continued



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Thompson Center

Great story about Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders & their ECHO program. Truly a life-altering innovation for many in our state, including my friend Alicia Brewer Curran and her awesome son Sam.  



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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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