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Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: On my drive to the Capitol Tuesday afternoon, I observed that the grass is brown, trees are bare and the farm fields lie fallow.  The skies are gray and a cold wind is blowing in from the west.   It is evident from the signs of nature that it is winter.  However,

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REP. HARTZLER SWORN FOR 4TH TERM

REP. HARTZLER SWORN FOR 4TH TERM – Speaker Paul Ryan swears in Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler while her daughter, Tiffany, holds the Bible, and her husband, Lowell, looks on. In the 115th Congress, Hartzler will continue her service on the House Armed Services and Agriculture Committees.

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Hartzler applauds vote rebuking UN’s anti-Israel vote

Blasts Administration’s refusal to stand with ally Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) released the following statement following the passage of a bipartisan House resolution condemning the recent United Nations Security Council’s anti-Israel vote. The U.N.’s measure proceeded only after the Obama Administration failed to use its veto power to block the vote, effectively dismissing years of

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Workers may qualify for Federal Tax Credit

University of Missouri Extension Family Financial Education Specialist Nellie Lamers says workers need to be alert to a special tax credit – the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) — that might put money in their pockets. “EITC is a tax benefit for working people and their families, and it allows more dollars to flow into

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MoGeneralAssembly2017

The Republicans maintain their supermajority as the 99th General Assembly starts today. With Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens taking over for Democrat Jay Nixon, the threat of a veto is greatly diminished. This means issues where Republicans aren’t entirely unified, such as right to work, can pass with a simple majority and no need to override

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Ethics reform

Among members of both parties, ethics reform has been a widely discussed topic leading up to the session. “Eric Greitens, I and other Democrats all agree that we need to root out corruption,” Kendrick said in an interview shortly after the election. He said he pushed for ethics reform during his first two years in

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Mike Parson receives MCA Cattleman of the Year award

The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) named Mike Parson, Bolivar, the Cattleman of the Year during the 49th Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show. Parson is a longtime member of MCA and a true advocate of Missouri’s agricultural industry. Parson was raised on a farm in Hickory County and currently owns a cow calf

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Rep. Love receives MCA Legislator of the Year Award

The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) honored three legislators during the 49th Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show Jan. 9. One senator and two representatives received the 2016 Legislator of the Year Award. From the Missouri House of Representatives, two legislators were recognized. MCA Past-President Keith Stevens said Rep. Warren Love (R-125) knows the

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Savvy Senior®

How to create a safe ‘aging-in-place’ home Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are thinking about making some modifications to our home so we can remain living there for as long as possible. Can you recommend some good resources that can help us with aging in place ideas? Staying Put Dear Staying, Many retirees,

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Pension plan funding shortfalls threaten retirees in all 50 states

Everyone knows it is important to save for retirement in order to build a nest egg and enjoy the “golden years.” So why is it that state and local governments many times act irresponsibly when it comes to saving for the future of public employees? Government pensions are the way in which state and local

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