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U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

Blaine’s Bulletin, by U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

 Posted on September 19, 2014 at 10:43 am

Complicated, complex, and confusing are just a few words that come to mind when I think about the nation’s tax code. And during a time when words like bipartisanship and common-sense are not often heard in Washington, I am proud to have recently led an effort in the House that is both bipartisan and makes common-sense for the people of Missouri. It all centers on whether or not folks should

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     Posted on September 18, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Rep. Ed Schieffer

    As I write this article, the General Assembly has convened the Veto Session. This will be my last voting opportunity as the State Representative for the 41st District in Lincoln County. I will continue to vote my constituency and not a straight party line. As always, I try hard to listen to feedback and concerns of the voters. I do look at every email or letter, and listen to phone

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  • From The Corner Of Broadway And Main Street

     Posted on September 13, 2014 at 7:46 am

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    Twenty-five years ago I didn’t have a cell phone. While a great number of my contemporaries relied on a Franklin Planner to manage their daily business, my working life was run with a rolodex and a pocket calendar. At the time Nancy, Katie and I lived in Kansas City North and we were members of Northminister Presbyterian and our Pastor was a gentleman named Paul Swedlund. Pastor Paul as he

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  • View from the Capitol by State Rep. Ed Schieffer

     Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Rep. Ed Schieffer

    Most of you have probably seen a new bridge under construction for walkers and cyclists in Troy over Highway 61 at Old Cap-Au-Gris. I am pleased that MoDOT has consented to build this bridge for the safety of students and anyone crossing to Troy Buchanan High School. Remember recently that Governor Nixon was here to announce the tornado shelter building that would be located between the high school and Hwy.

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  • Blaine’s Bulletin, by U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

     Posted on September 5, 2014 at 11:38 am

    U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

    In the nearly six years since the Obama Administration took office, thousands of new regulations have been issued by various federal agencies. This week, I’m going to highlight just one regulation from just one federal agency: the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Waters of the United States” rule. Please keep in mind, however, that this is just one example of one rule from one agency. If you think about the impact

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  • View from the Capitol, by State Rep. Ed Schieffer

     Posted on September 4, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Rep. Ed Schieffer

    Property owners in Missouri need to be aware of a new proposed EPA rule that poses a significant threat to farming and ranching, homebuilding, energy production and other land uses. This proposed rule, which is commonly referred to as the “Waters of U.S.”, would allow the EPA to regulate small ponds, ditches, rainwater flowing through low spots and isolated wet spots, the same as if they were a river or

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  • View from the Capitol, by State Rep. Ed Schieffer

     Posted on August 31, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Rep. Ed Schieffer

    This week I want to share with you a copy of the speech I gave before the Mississippi River Commission on Monday, August 18 in Caruthersville, Missouri. Brig. Gen. Duke DeLuca, Corps of Engineers Commander, Mississippi Valley Division President, Mississippi River Commission Vicksburg, MS Dear Brig. Gen. DeLuca and Members of the Mississippi River Commission: My name is Ed Schieffer and I am State Representative for the Forty-First District of

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