I enjoyed visiting with staff of a local nursing home, a couple of small businesses and with the staff and employees of the Sheltered Workshop of Warrenton. The Workshop is committed to quality work that includes assembling, packaging, and shrink wrapping to list a few of their jobs. They are a not-for-profit organization employing adults with disabilities. There motto is “Providing Distinguished Employment For Persons With Disabilities”. To see more about the service they provide go to their website at: http://warrencountyshelteredworkshop.org/.
Also, this week on Thursday I asked Representative Rick Stream, Vice Chairman of the Budget Committee to explain the budget to the Warren County Rotary Club. His presentation was well received.
I believe the taxpayers of Missouri work hard for their money, and the last thing they want their government to do during these tough economic times is waste their hard-earned tax dollars. For this reason, we have made protecting taxpayers one of the four pillars of our Blueprint for Missouri.
The Missouri House moved forward two bills, House Bill (HB) 1140 and House Bill (HB) 1135, which protect taxpayers. HB 1140 requires the Office of Administration to maintain public school and municipal and county government accountability information on the Missouri Accountability Portal - http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills121/billpdf/perf/HB1140P.PDF.
HB 1135 requires the termination of all administrative rules based on the time of promulgation and allows an agency to re-promulgate a rule that is set to terminate-http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills121/billpdf/perf/HB1135P.PDF.
An ongoing issue is I-70 being converted into a toll road. My office is receiving calls and emails on this issue. This is most welcomed as it allows me to know the thoughts of my constituents. I would also encourage you to contact the Missouri Department of Transportation and your State Senator on this issue.
I am happy to be here serving the constituents of Montgomery and Warren counties. Please feel free to stop by or contact your 99th District office at:
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65101