In his veto letter, the Governor cites a concern for children. He didn't seem so concerned when he took over $200,000 from Children's Division to pay the fees for the National Governor's Association. They, by the way, are the organization responsible for bringing us Common Core! He didn't learn very much from that apparently because the recent audit shows that his office is still forcing the Social Services Department to pay for expenses he runs up. I was particularly interested in the recent expenditure of $225,000 dollars for new carpet in his office. I still like the saying from years back; the best way to help needy families is a hand up - not a hand out. I believe that this veto will be overridden as it passed the House 111 to 36 and the Senate 25 to 9 just a few weeks ago.
Lots of stuff going on in the district with the courthouse restoration project setting a feverish pace. There are really some great things going on with the upstairs courtroom. Set aside Saturday May 23 for the Season opening. We were at Southwest City for Old Timers day on Saturday. The weather couldn't have been nicer and the streets were really full of fun!