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Guest Column – Missouri Senator Will Kraus

June 29, 2011 A Holiday Worth Remembering With the Fourth of July holiday upon us, I feel the need to say thank you. This holiday is typically one we celebrate with family and friends, barbeque and fireworks, whether we travel… Continue Reading →

Senator Kraus – Joplin Relief Effort

In the last week or so, we have witnessed the power of Missourians helping Missourians.  The devastating events in Joplin have unleashed a wave of support across the state.  Organizations from first responders to churches to civic groups have stepped… Continue Reading →

Streets Alive During Lee’s Summit Downtown Days

Streets are truly Alive in Lee’s Summit Lee’s Summit, June 4, 2011 – This year’s Downtown Days in Lee’s Summit is far more successful in the first day than last year.  Marilyn Bryan of Magnetic Jewelry and Gemstone Designs has… Continue Reading →

2012 Election – The Road to the White House

Lee’s Summit, May 15, 2011 – The 2012 Presidential campaign is getting underway and the list of candidates is beginning to take shape.  It is very early at this point to think about exactly who is going to win the… Continue Reading →

China’s Conundrum

Lee’s Summit, April 23, 2011 – Chinese Autocracy is not all that simple it seems.  In Shanghai, now the most active port in the world, truckers are on strike.  Yes, that’s right even China is seeing some growing pains. My… Continue Reading →

Redistricting of Missouri; a call to citizens to speak their mind

Lee’s Summit, April 18, 2011 – Every 10 years politicians protect their own; it is time for Missouri to stand up and speak out; or accept the consequences for the next ten (10) years.  Since I earned the right to… Continue Reading →

Missouri HR918 – Freedom to Choose Trash Collection Services Act

Lee’s Summit, April 6, 2011 – Representative Sheila Solon (MO-55) introduced a bill which requires voter approval of any contract with a single-source provider of trash collection in certain cities, towns and villages.  The bill has been read twice and… Continue Reading →

The 2011 Budget: Government Shutdown Looms

Lee’s Summit, April 5, 2011– OK, will you explain something to me please?  Was the 2011 budget not the responsibility of Reid and Pelosi last year at this time?  Why are we still talking about it?  Oh, yeah: Because they… Continue Reading →

Kansas City Earnings Tax Finally Comes to a Vote

Lee’s Summit, April 4, 2011 – On Tuesday the City of Kansas City comes up for a vote on the Earnings tax.  The current Earnings tax accounts for roughly 40% of the budget for the city.  This is a major… Continue Reading →

Missouri Budget Crunch – Guest Column Will Kraus

Week of March 28, 2011– We’re back in session, and the key word for this next five to six weeks is “budget.”  This week, the House passed a collective group of 13 budget bills, House Bill 1 through House Bill… Continue Reading →

Will the government shut down on April 9: If so, then what?

Lee’s Summit, March 30, 2011 – This year we may finally be getting the attention of Congress and start the country on the right path.  In November American’s voted overwhelmingly for expense reduction by Washington.  Dozens upon dozens of new… Continue Reading →

The Obama Doctrine – is there one?

Lee’s Summit, March 29, 2011 – The more I hear what the pundits have to say on television about the new Obama Doctrine, the more confused I get: Wolf Blitzer on CNN said “…the clearest form of what we can… Continue Reading →

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