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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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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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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