The Capitol Report
New Year’s Edition and 2012 Review
As we wind down another year, I would like to share with you some of the highlights of 2012. This year citizens from all across the State of Missouri showed their true resolve and, like many years prior, showed the rest of the world just what we can do when the going gets tough. 2012 was a year of change for me. After winning my election in November of 2011, I was sworn in to serve the citizens of the 15th District and to preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States and the State of Missouri to the best of my ability. I have learned so much and the wonderful thing about serving as your State Representative is that I learn something new every day.
Over the course of the year, I worked hard to be your taxpayer protection rights
advocate, something that I was awarded by Speaker of the House Steve Tilley as
the Freshman Legislator of the Year for. I have also worked hard to try to establish Missouri’s sovereignty pursuant to the Constitution of the United States and help seniors by keeping them informed on programs that could save them money, especially for seniors on a fixed income.
While I look back on 2012 and I see all that I have accomplished, I realize that great challenges await us at the start of 2013. There will be many discussions about the best way to balance Missouri’s budget and, as Vice-Chair of the Appropriations for General Administration Committee, I will be working with Chairman Mark Parkinson to come up with a plan to help balance Missouri’s budget. We have a wide variety of issues that will come up that must be addressed.
We will also be addressing Speaker Tim Jones’ Triple-E Plan, which he describes as focusing on the areas of economic development, energy, and education. Priorities will be reforming tax credits, health-care tort reform, removing regulation
on businesses and lowering taxes.
In 2013, I look forward to working for you. In the coming months, I will be asking for your opinion on the best way to tackle the most pressing issues we face together as Missourians. This feedback will be instrumental in helping me get an idea on how to best serve you in my new district.
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