Category Archives: STATE

Secretary of State Ashcroft Discusses Election Cost Savings With Local Officials

Written on July 30, 2019 at 12:34 pm, by

As the county and state officials dedicated to administering elections, one might have been surprised to hear discussions between Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and Scotland County Clerk Batina Dodge as they discussed the state’s presidential primary during Ashcroft’s recent stop in Memphis. The Secretary of State met with Scotland County Commissioners Duane Ebeling […]

Missourians Need to Be On Guard Against Robocalls Offering Health Insurance

Written on May 28, 2019 at 11:57 am, by

The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration warns Missourians to be aware of the surge of robocalls and other phone scams relating to health insurance products. Most people have experienced unwanted or unexpected robocalls offering a product, a lower interest rate or a special limited time offer. However, when they receive unsolicited […]

District 4 Report by Rep. Greg Sharpe

Written on May 14, 2019 at 4:46 pm, by

HB 831, Association of Missouri Electrical Cooperatives Special License Plate My first piece of legislation will become law as soon as the Governor signs it. I have written about this before when I added it to SB 330 and it was passed. That was great, but it is even better that my version, HB 831 […]

Senator Cindy O’Laughlin Works to Secure Funding for Clarksville and Kirksville

Written on May 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm, by

JEFFERSON CITY — As we work to finalize the state’s operating budget, I am continuing to work with my colleagues to ensure that two very important infrastructure needs are met in our area, the development of an autism clinic in Kirksville and funding for a flood wall in Clarksville. As your state senator, I have […]


Written on May 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm, by

We are fast approaching the end of the Spring session and things are really picking up here as my colleagues are getting desperate to pass what they can before the deadline hits. Despite this I am continuing to advocate for what’s best for the people of Northeast Missouri. Here is some of the highlights that […]

District 4 Report

Written on May 3, 2019 at 11:58 am, by

by Rep. Greg Sharpe This week the Senate agreed to pass HB 926, a bill which allows use of specified motor vehicle dealer license plates on cars used by customers while their vehicles are being serviced or repaired by the motor vehicle dealer. However the bill also establishes an “Association of Missouri Electrical Cooperatives” specialty […]

Senate Conservatives Move to Save Taxpayers $80 Million in Interest in Latest Plan to Improve Missouri’s Aging Infrastructure

Written on April 30, 2019 at 3:20 pm, by

by Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin One of Missouri’s most pressing issues is addressing the state’s aging infrastructure. Earlier this month, the State Senate passed a plan to fund improvements for the state’s roads and bridges. Most importantly, senate conservatives were able to help improve the plan to save taxpayers $80 million in interest payments and other […]

District 4 Capitol Report

Written on April 23, 2019 at 2:59 pm, by

by Rep. Greg Sharpe Quite an active week in the Capitol. This week we got to hear a speech by U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and hear about how he is fighting for Missourians in D.C. Aside from that, here is some of the legislation we passed this week: House Approves Legislation to Protect Land Owners […]

Community Colleges Deserve Adequate Funding

Written on April 18, 2019 at 1:18 pm, by

by Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin As the Missouri Senate reviews the 13 appropriation bills that make up the 2020 state operating budget, I believe it is important to keep in mind how vital it is to fund all of our education institutions across the state. I am a firm believer that education is one of the […]

4th District Report

Written on April 18, 2019 at 1:17 pm, by

by Rep. Greg Sharper It’s been a busy week here at the Capitol! We’re working long days and nights fighting for what’s right for the people of Missouri. Lots of good legislation was passed this week including my first piece of sponsored legislation. Read all about it below:  House Members Continue to Stand in Defense of […]