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Jan 20 –– Weekly Capitol Update

| January 23, 2011
Jan 20 –– Weekly Capitol Update

WEEKLY CAPITOL UPDATE

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 * Volume 6, No. 3

NIXON STRESSES JOB CREATION AND BUDGET CUTS IN STATE

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Why Good Bills Go Bad

| January 23, 2011
Why Good Bills Go Bad

Read Jason Rosenbaum’s indepth article on the problems associated with term limits and erosion of institutional knowledge.

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More Than A Campaign Slogan

| January 17, 2011
More Than A Campaign Slogan

During my campaign for re-election, I repeatedly used the slogan: “Let’s turn down the volume and silence the rhetoric.” For me, those words were more than a slogan. They will guide my activities as the Legislature convenes in Jefferson City this month.

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Coming Soon To An Airport Near You

| January 17, 2011

“The overpass has been my top capital improvement priority. Not only will it make Highway 63 much safer, it will also provide a major boost for economic development at the Columbia Regional Airport.”

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Common Ground Should Be Found on Proposition B

| January 16, 2011
Common Ground Should Be Found on Proposition B

BY CHRIS KELLY

Columbia Daily Tribune

Proposition B passed in November with 51.6 percent approval. It amended Missouri law to require large-scale dog breeding operations to provide each dog under their care with sufficient food, clean water, housing and space; necessary veterinary care; regular exercise and adequate rest between breeding cycles.

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Jan 11 – Weekly Capitol Update

| January 16, 2011
Jan 11 - Weekly Capitol Update

WEEKLY CAPITOL UPDATE

Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 * Volume 6, No. 2

NIXON SURPRISES WITH COMMUTATION OF DEATH SENTENCE

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Jan 6 – Weekly Capitol Update

| January 10, 2011
Jan 6 – Weekly Capitol Update

WEEKLY CAPITOL UPDATE

Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 * Volume 6, No. 1

2011 LEGISLATIVE SESSION BEGINS WITH EMPHASIS ON JOBS

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Jan 10 This Week in the MO House

| January 10, 2011

Each week during Session, the House Communications Office publishes “This Week in the MO House”. Excerpts are included below or you can download the complete document.

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Proposition B: A Rational Approach

| January 10, 2011

As with many legislative issues, one can speak passionately and rationally on either side of this issue, but in truth the best solution lies somewhere between two polar positions.

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Thank You For Your Support

| January 1, 2011
Thank You For Your Support

I am very pleased to have received a majority of the vote in the November 2 election. I respect my opponent greatly for her willingness to keep the campaign on high ground and debate me on the issues. In an election year that saw mud-slinging campaign ads at best and outright lies at worst, I am proud not to have entered into the media fray. I received a great deal of feedback from those of you who appreciated this approach. Your response to my “Porch Swing Commentary” and “A Peaceful Boone County Moment” was loud and clear. You approved. If, by chance, you missed it or are due for another peaceful moment, you can view both ads from the website.

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2010 Campaign Ad: A Front Porch Commentary

| January 1, 2011
2010 Campaign Ad: A Front Porch Commentary

This 2010 Kelly campaign ad focuses on the need to turn down the volume and silence the rhetoric.

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2010 Campaign Ad: A Peaceful Boone County Moment

| January 1, 2011
2010 Campaign Ad: A Peaceful Boone County Moment

For many, this ad was a welcome relief during the 2010 campaign season…

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Experience and Vision in the 24th Legislative District

| January 1, 2011
Experience and Vision in the 24th Legislative District

The past legislative session was tough and this session will be no different, but I intend to stay the course as a hard-working, reasonable, creative, and bipartisan legislator for Boone County. I firmly believe that the ideas that should be promoted in Jefferson City are the ideas that work best for Missouri citizens, not just those arising from one side of the aisle or the other.

As a member of the House Budget Committee last session…

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More Than A Campaign Slogan

| January 1, 2011
More Than A Campaign Slogan

During my campaign for re-election, I repeatedly used the slogan: “Let’s turn down the volume and silence the rhetoric.” For me, those words were more than a slogan. They will guide my activities as the Legislature convenes in Jefferson City this month.

Unfortunately, politics has become a sport for too many of us––politicians and voters alike. For many it’s a win or lose, zero-sum game, with no referee to throw the penalty flag for unsportsmanlike conduct.

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All In Good Humor

| December 4, 2010
All In Good Humor

At a press conference called by new House Majority Leader, Steven Tilley to announce his choice for 2011 committee chairs, Rep. Chris Kelly took the high road and accepted his appointment graciously. But, knowing Chris, he didn’t fail to add his brand of levity to the gathering: “A reporter asked about a bond issue they […]

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Kelly to Head Public Safety Budget Panel

| December 4, 2010
Kelly to Head Public Safety Budget Panel

Kelly to head public safety budget panel (Columbia Tribune article)

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Kelly Graciously Accepts His Appointment as Appropriations Chair

| December 3, 2010

Click “Read More” to see a short video of Rep. Kelly’s acceptance of the Appropriations Committee chairmanship.

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Tilley Appoints Kelly as Appropriations Chair

| December 3, 2010

Rep. Steven Tilley, Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, appointed three Democrats to serve as House Committee Chairs during the 2011 Session. Among them was Chris Kelly who will serve as the Appropriations Chair for Public Safety and Corrections. Click “Read More” to see video.

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