Who’s Got the Kids?

I was invited this past week to visit Ellington, a community in one of the counties I will pick up come January due to the redistricting process. They wanted to show me how the community, county, and businesses came together to resolve a long-running workforce issue they had––a shortage of childcare. First of all, I’m […]

Great Theater… but it’s time for the final curtain call.

Politics & Pearls–Time for the final curtain call.

If this past session did anything, it showed us where our cracks are–as a party, I mean. Lobbing bombs at each other, Republican against Republican, became commonplace. I’m guilty of this as well. As someone who grew up in the trailer parks, I don’t sit still for unworthy attacks; against me, or anyone else. It’s […]

Showing Jesus’ Love

I’ve received several inquiries regarding a vote I cast in the final days of the 2021 session. Along with several other Republican Senators, I voted in support of an amendment that would have prohibited denying access to public transportation services based on sexual orientation or gender identity. A number of my constituents, especially my brothers and sisters in Christ, have asked me to explain my vote, knowing that I have consistently been a “NO” vote to the proposed Missouri Nondiscrimination Act, or “MONA”, as it is often called.