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Sen. Kraus Files Transportation-Related Bills For 2013 Session

JEFFERSON CITY —State Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, recently filed four bills for the upcoming session related to transportation and automobiles. Senate Bill 102 will add catalytic convertors to language in previously passed legislation that tracks the sale of potentially… Continue Reading →

Hollywood Demands End to Second Amendment

LEE’S SUMMIT, JANUARY 1, 2013 – Happy New Year to Everyone. Violence has been around since the dawn of time, since Cain and Abel of biblical times, and Hollywood has graphically brought that violence into our collective psyche since the… Continue Reading →

If We Don’t Wake Up, It Will Be Lost: Our American Democracy

LEE’S SUMMIT, DECEMBER 29, 2012 – In March of 2010 I wrote a piece called: “A Democracy Will Only Last Until…” based on Alexander Tyler’s work on the fall of the Athenian Republic.  Since that time we’ve seen Greece go… Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas

DECEMBER 21, 2012 – As we approach Christmas Day, we are all busy with personal and business tasks.  Decorations to put up, presents to buy, and schedules to arrange all make Christmas a time when motion, rather than emotion, takes… Continue Reading →

Sustainability Action Plan Discussed at Lee’s Summit City Council

LEE’S SUMMIT, DECEMBER 8, 2012 – Environment and Natural Resources committee Chair Bob Johnson, Brian Whitley and Rob Binney held the first of three meetings to discuss the Sustainability Action Plan for the City of Lee’s Summit.  Brian Scott, Deputy… Continue Reading →

The Taxman Cometh; Again!

LEE’S SUMMIT, DECEMBER 7, 2012 – Washington is abuzz about “Sticking It” to the top two percent.  Obama refuses an $800 billion revenue increase “it’s too small, and the numbers don’t add up” because he will stand steadfast on increasing… Continue Reading →

Kraus to Visit Local Officials Prior to Session

JEFFERSON CITY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012 – State Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, will meet with local elected leaders in an effort to find issues each community would like to see addressed during the 2013 session in the General Assembly.  In… Continue Reading →

Senate Blue Ribbon Panel on Immigration to Hold Second Public Hearing in Kansas City

Jefferson City – The Senate Blue Ribbon Panel on Immigration, vice-chaired by Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, will hold its second meeting to hear public testimony in Kansas City on Friday, Nov. 30, to study the topic of immigration in… Continue Reading →

Giving Thanks – More Than a Holiday

Millions of Missouri families will celebrate Thanksgiving by gathering together, sharing love and laughter, telling stories and rehashing memories. As we sit down to eat, we will say a prayer of thanks to Almighty God for all He has given… Continue Reading →

The Twinkie Manifesto by Paul Krugman – Amazingly Inaccurate

LEE’S SUMMIT, NOVEMBER 19, 2012 – In the opinion page of The New York Times Paul Krugman discusses the 1950’s 91% income tax and claims it was a good period in America.  I’m not sure if Mr. Krugman is being… Continue Reading →

Recognizing and Observing Veterans Day

Sunday was the official celebration of Veterans Day and many employers, including the State of Missouri, will extend that celebration by observing the holiday on Monday, Nov. 12, closing offices and allowing employees time to honor those who have served… Continue Reading →

Where do we go from here?

Not as Republicans or Democrats but as a country? Two things struck me on election night relatively early on. The loss of Scott Brown to Elizabeth Warren and the loss of Wisconsin, the home state of Paul Ryan.  How does one… Continue Reading →

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