Love notes from Jefferson City

Posted February 7, 2013 at 1:17 pm

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by Rep. Warren Love

My Fellow Missourians,

Governor Jay Nixon delivered his State of the State Address to a Joint Session of the House and Senate. This annual speech outlining the governor’s legislative and budgetary priorities is mandated by the Missouri Constitution. The governor spoke for about 45 minutes and covered topics ranging from Medicaid expansion to lengthening the school year.

In district, I attended on Jan. 25, the Eldorado Springs 4th Friday Coffee at the new Casey's store. I attended the monthly Osceola Chamber luncheon. On Sunday the 27th, Marla and I had dinner at the McCarty Senior Center in Wheatland. About 250 supporters attended the dinner/fundraiser to support the Center and Care Connection.

On Monday I attended “Discover More on Route 54” conference at the Lucas Oil Speedway to finalize plans for our new website. You will be able to visit the website at:

Most of the week was devoted to committee meetings. The Agriculture Policy Committee that I am a member of met for an organizational meeting, and my Tourism and Natural Resources Committee met to discuss HB42 which pertains to Private Property Rights.

Recent visitors to my office included Superintendent Aaron Bennet of Osceola public Schools. Myra Burrow came by to discuss dog breeding regulations. I visited with Janet Ackers from Henry County, along with Jim McCann and Dustin Schnake representing the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. Representing Veterans this week were Dick and Carolyn Sanford from the Warsaw American legion.

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