April 2024

A Long Overdue Step Forward

By Holly Thompson-Rehder, state senator Hi Y’all! The Senate is working very long days in the final weeks of session, but it has been absolutely wonderful when I do manage to get outside to see the vibrancy of spring in full affect. Sunshine does make you happier and more optimistic, as does seeing bipartisan, overdue

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Avatar: The Last Airbender In Concert is coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Get ready for an unparalleled musical odyssey as Nickelodeon, GEA Live and Senbla proudly present: Avatar: The Last Airbender In Concert.     Immerse yourself in an over two-hour show with a live orchestra bringing the show’s iconic musical score to life, in perfect harmony with highlights and favorite moments from

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Ellie Dawkins and Blaine Rahn are Christ Our Savior Queen, King

EVANSVILLE – Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School held its 2024 prom at St. Patrick’s Center in Ruma. Ellie Dawkins and Blaine Rahn were crowned Queen and King.   Ellie is the daughter of Marie Dawkins and Blaine is the son of Mike and Michaelanne Rahn. The prom court Laura Bowlin, Alyssa Heimann, Ellie Dawkins,

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FEP joins lawsuit to take down SEC’s ‘illegal’ mass data collection machine

Washington, D.C. – The New Civil Liberties Alliance has filed a complaint against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) challenging the agency’s unconstitutional “Consolidated Audit Trail” (CAT). The National Center’s Free Enterprise Project (FEP) is one of the plaintiffs who collectively will stand up proudly on behalf of all Americans against this latest in a long string of illegal actions

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Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois recognizes top cookie sellers

GLEN CARBON, Illinois – Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSofSI) has wrapped up the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program for 2024. Girl Scouts made door-to-door sales, hosted cookie booths, and even made online sales to friends and family near and far. Thanks to their efforts, girls in Southern Illinois sold 803,953 packages of Girl Scout

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Missouri House passes comprehensive judicial reform bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House of Representatives proudly announces the passage of HB 1886, a comprehensive legislative measure sponsored by State Representative Rudy Veit aimed at reforming various aspects of judicial proceedings and related matters.   HB 1886 encompasses a wide range of legal reforms in Missouri. It introduces significant changes to Limited

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Missouri House passes HB 1753 to ensure reliable energy transition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House of Representatives has passed HB 1753, a crucial piece of legislation aimed at ensuring the smooth transition of the state’s energy sector while safeguarding reliable electricity supply. Sponsored by State Representative Brad Pollitt, the bill garnered bipartisan support and was heralded as a significant step forward in the

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Missouri House passes HB 2576 to combat opioid trafficking

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House of Representatives has taken a decisive step in the fight against drug trafficking with the passage of HB 2576. This legislation, sponsored by State Representative David Casteel, aims to address the escalating crisis surrounding potent opioids like fentanyl and carfentanil.   HB 2576 updates the classification of drug

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Missouri House passes legislation to support small businesses affected by shutdown orders

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House of Representatives has passed HB 2874, the “Protecting Missouri’s Small Businesses Act,” aimed at providing critical support to small businesses across the state facing economic losses due to shutdown orders imposed during emergencies.   The legislation, sponsored by State Representative Brian Seitz, received overwhelming bipartisan support, underscoring the

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