I would like to tell you what a great honor it is to serve as your state Representative. As session begins I want you to know that I am looking forward to making the right decisions for the people of the 128th district, as well as the people of Missouri. We have a difficult task ahead of us, but I believe that through cooperation and dedication we can continue to make Missouri a better place.
Speaker Tilley announced his initiatives for the 96th general assembly last Wednesday. His “Show-Me Solutions” will be the overall theme for this year’s session.
Taxes & SpendingHold the line on Taxes & Live Within Our Means. Simply put, we will oppose unnecessary tax increases, balance our budget and keep spending under control so Missouri doesn’t become like Washington, DC and accumulate outrageous debt.
Job CreationReducing Small Business Regulation & Taxes. Review and reduce job killing regulations on small businesses and work to phase-in full deductibility of federal income taxes from state taxes.
Small Business Tort Reform. Significantly improves the workplace environment in Missouri by strengthening the legal requirements to file a suit and capping damage awards that have gotten out of hand from activist judges.
Immigration. Protect Missouri workers by adopting an immigration bill similar to the law passed in Arizona, but expand it to include human trafficking and cross referencing the sexual predator list.
Nuisance Laws. Stop repeat lawsuits from out of control trial attorneys on small businesses and family farms.
Government AccountabilityFollow-up Oversight & Federal Regulations. Institute legislative power to investigate how state funds are spent after they’ve been appropriated and what the cost to the state is of all these federal regulations.
Department Cost Containment Plans. Require state departments to submit cost containment plans during the budget process with their funding requests.
County & School District Debt Disclosure. Require county governments and school districts to post their balance sheets on an online accountability portal.
Federal Repealer Amendment. Give states the ability to repeal federal laws or regulations.
EducationSocial Promotion. Make sure children meet the appropriate reading level before sending them to the next grade instead of passing them on because of their age.
Tenure Reform. Provide administrators and school boards more flexibility and control over promoting and retaining quality teachers.
HealthcareDrug Testing Welfare Recipients. Ensure that taxpayer dollars are going towards helping people get back on track and not on bad habits.
Healthcare Cost Transparency. Require hospitals and healthcare providers to disclose their costs to the state and patients.
Meet the Staff
Janet Ritter, Legislative Assistant
She has worked for the Missouri Legislature as a L.A. since 1983. Back then L.A.’s were called secretaries but have since been given the fancier title of Legislative Assistant. Janet assists Representative Davis’ constituency whenever the need arises. She handles all of his scheduling, and makes sure that his office is
run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Tristan Routledge, Intern
He is a sophomore political science major at Missouri Southern State University. He is 27 years old and a lifelong resident of the Joplin area.
Thank you all for your support. I look forward to serving you and wish you all the very best.