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$829 Million will modernize locks and dams on upper Mississippi, Illinois Rivers

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Dick Durbin (Ill.), Tammy Duckworth (Ill.), and Chuck Grassley(Iowa), along with U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (Ill.) and Ashley Hinson (Iowa), announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has allocated $829.1 million in funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for the Navigation and …

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Blunt calls out Democrats for shifting rationale for election takeover push

WASHINGTON – At the weekly Republican leadership press conference Wednesday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), the top Republican on the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, called out Democrats on their ever-shifting rationale for pursuing a partisan, federal takeover of elections. As Blunt noted, Democrats have pushed similar election legislation for decades, inventing a …

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Blunt remarks ahead of Democrats’ failed push to break Senate rules

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), the top Republican on the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, which has jurisdiction over election legislation, delivered the following remarks this evening ahead of the failed votes on the Senate rules change and Democrats’ election takeover legislation. Blunt rebutted the false narrative Democrats used to justify …

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Chester Beautification/Tourism Commission meets tonight

CHESTER – The Chester Beautification/Tourism Commission meets tonight.   The tentative agenda for the meeting:   Chester Beautification/Tourism Commission Agenda January 20, 2022   Pledge of Allegiance                                             Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes-Donella Butler (assign notetaker for current meeting) Treasurer’s Report-Linda Rader   Public Petitions & Correspondence             Standing Committee Reports Hometown Proud Take Pride Award-JoAnn …

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Governor Parson Delivers 2022 State of the State Address

JEFFERSON CITY – Yesterday, Governor Mike Parson delivered the 2022 State of the State Address to the Missouri General Assembly.  Following a recap of 2021 and Missouri’s Bicentennial year, Governor Parson proclaimed that Missouri is strong today and will be even stronger tomorrow. Governor Parson’s speech focused on budget priorities and America Rescue Plan Act spending …

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Illinois measure aimed at growing state’s tech industry

SPRINGFIELD – To strengthen Illinois’ tech economy, State Senator Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) introduced legislation that would allow smartphone app companies to do business directly with their customers and avoid a fee to smartphone companies. “Governments create fair marketplaces in every industry with appropriate protections for entrepreneurs and consumers. Our laws need to catch up to …

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Mississippi River infrastructure funding approved

JEFFERSON CITY–Yesterday, the Missouri Corn Growers Association, alongside other industry partners, celebrated the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ announcement to fully fund the update of Lock and Dam 25 in Winfield, Mo. The allocation of $732 million will improve critical infrastructure and create jobs for the region.    Missouri Corn Growers Association President Jay Schutte …

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