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MO Chamber – Legislative Success Brings Reason For Economic Optimism

The Missouri General Assembly has passed vital, forward-looking legislation that will modernize our infrastructure, safeguard reopening businesses…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – 2021 SESSION WRAP-UP

The regular session of the 2021 Missouri legislature has now concluded and is in the books.  Last…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – ONE WEEK LEFT

Eighteen weeks of legislative work will come down to one final hectic week – as it always…

Celebrating Our Teachers

Dear Friend, In my day, I’ve heard a lot of people talk about how easy it must…

Don’t Tax Death

By Garrett Hawkins, President of Missouri Farm Bureau   Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1789 that “nothing in…

Winston School happenings

submitted by Dr. Brian Robinson   Free Breakfast is available every day to get a great start…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – MORE JOBS FOR RURAL MO

Entrepreneurship is one of the keys to a well-functioning society.  Brave individuals or willing to put out…

Cutting the Red Tape

Dear Friend, America used to be a country of doers. We built the roads, bridges, and the…

Increased Funding Needed for State and Local Roads

By Garrett Hawkins, President of Missouri Farm Bureau   Rural residents and farmers understand the importance of…

From The Bench by Judge R. Brent Elliott

As the operation of our courts returns to “normal,” I will make good on my earlier promise…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – THE FOURTH QUARTER

To use a football term, with four weeks left in this session, we are in the fourth…

A Republic, If You Can Keep It

Dear Friend, On September 17, 1787, delegates left the Constitutional Convention in Independence Hall in Philadelphia. As…

Missouri’s Strongest Advocacy Groups Back Increased Transportation Investment

submitted by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce     A broad coalition of stakeholders has come together…

Shall NOT Be Infringed

Dear Friend, “Shall not be infringed.” It’s a critical phrase in the 2nd Amendment. Our right to…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – TAX-FREE STIMULUS

Last year, the federal government passed the CARES Act as a reaction to the Covid outbreak.  One…

Missouri Sheriffs’ Association & Missouri Sheriff’s United- Preserving the Right to Bear Arms

Over the past few months the Missouri Sheriff’s Association has been accused of standing in the way…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – BUDGET

Several years ago, I walked into a fellow legislator’s office to ask her a question, and on…

Honoring Vietnam War Veterans

Dear Friend, On March 29, 1973, the last US combat troops left Vietnam, ending 8 years of…

We Need Bipartisan Solutions to Fix Our Infrastructure

Dear Friend, I believe in limited government because government works best when it stays out of our…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – RULES CHAIR

In this week’s report, I’ll take a break from discussing specific bills, and let you know one…

Biden’s Bailout Bill Doesn’t Get America Back on Track by Sam Graves

  Dear Friend, “Never let a crisis go to waste.” Those famous words were uttered by an…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – HALFTIME

By the time you read this, the Missouri legislature will be on its spring break.  Regular session…

One year later: Missouri Must Stop The Trial Attorney COVID Cash-In

By Daniel P. Mehan, President and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry   It’s…

COVID On Retreat by Congressman Sam Graves

Dear Friend, There’s some good news for all Missourians this week: COVID-19 is on the retreat. Missouri…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – UNEMPLOYMENT FIX

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the mess created when the federal government nearly tripled unemployment…

 Lots of Misunderstanding on Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA)

submitted by Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox   There has been much talk, concern, and rumors this…

Common-Sense Policies Move Rural America Forward

By Garrett Hawkins, President of Missouri Farm Bureau   Brutal. Miserable. Those were a couple of words…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – LOCAL BUDGET TRANSPARENCY

The sun helps shine the light on things that might otherwise be hidden or go unnoticed.  This…

Thank You to Those Who Keep Us Going

Dear Friend, It’s been a rough week across North Missouri with bitter cold, snowstorms, and slick roads…

Cold Weather Can’t Chill Farmers’ Spirit

By Jennifer Poindexter, Director of Promotion and Education for Missouri Farm Bureau   Late February in Missouri…



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