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Numerous Bills Sponsored by Sen. Will Kraus Move Forward In the Legislative Process

JEFFERSON CITY, March 30, 2012 — This week, three measures sponsored by Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, passed out of the Senate and were sent to the House for its consideration. “It has been a week of movement in the… Continue Reading →

Great site to get the FACTS on Obama’s Affordable Care Act!

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/03/23/new-report-affordable-care-act-gives-americans-more-security-better-bene It cites a woman (Devon Grochowski) that had no coverage with her current employer but can now continue to work at her existing company, at least until she is 26, while her parent’s insurance covers her.  Why is it… Continue Reading →

Jackson County Caucus

On Saturday, March 24, Jackson County will hold a caucus to select delegates for the congressional and state Republican Party conventions. Since this process is new to Missouri, I have had several requests to explain the process and give voters… Continue Reading →

Student Loan Delinquencies are Worse than Reported

MARCH 13, 2012 – Last week, Businessweek did some research on the 10% student loan delinquency rate number that was often cited by the mainstream media and the Obama Administration as having little difference between the overall delinquencies of other… Continue Reading →

Sen. Will Kraus to Host District 8 Citizens at the Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY— State Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, is issuing an invitation to District 8 constituents to attend this year’s District Days at the State Capitol, scheduled for March 21 and March 27. “These District Days offer a valuable opportunity… Continue Reading →

Holding The Line On Tax Increases

By Representative Gary Cross – MO 48th During tough economic times, the last thing Missourians need is a tax increase. And holding the line on taxes has always been a personal priority. I am committed to shunning any proposal either… Continue Reading →

Uninsured Motorists – Guest Column

by Senator Will Kraus February 16, 2012 – Earlier this year, I filed Senate Bill 696, which increases fees, fines and penalties for uninsured motorists. For years, I have heard from one constituent or another who was hit by an… Continue Reading →

Missouri’s Presidential Vote

February 2, 2012 – Missouri will have two chances this year to affect the presidential race, but, up until now, the controversy surrounding how we got to this point has overshadowed the race itself. Keep in mind that state races… Continue Reading →

Toll Roads; in Missouri

There are lots of discussions in Jefferson City about turning parts of I-70 into a toll road. While I am open to the concept of toll roads in Missouri, and while I acknowledge the need for I-70 to be completely… Continue Reading →

Wagner calls President’s speech long on “rhetoric” and short on “results”

Ballwin, January 24, 2012 – Ann Wagner, Republican candidate for Congress in Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District, commented on President Obama’s State of the Union address: “Speeches are nice – but unfortunately, as President and Commander in Chief, those words ring hollow… Continue Reading →

The Cost of Illegal Immigration

The following is a statement from Sen. Will Kraus, Republican state senator serving Eastern Jackson County, regarding current legislation, SB 473 and SB 590, in the General Assembly pertaining to illegal immigration in Missouri: “During the 2011 legislative session, I… Continue Reading →

A Day Worth Celebrating

November 9, 2011 – State Senator Will Kraus: Guest Column – Using the word “celebrate” in relation to Veterans Day has seemed a stretch to me. When we think of celebrating, we think of gathering in joy and in happiness… Continue Reading →

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