Media Archive - Senator Mike Bernskoetter
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Burst of Activity Ahead of 2024 Session
Remembering Their Sacrifice
Standing with Israel
Then it was Over
A Season of Returning
Connecting People with Agriculture
A Flurry of Bills Across the Finish Line
Remembering History and Celebrating Freedom
Updates to the State Workers’ Pay Schedule
Tallying the Session
The Clock is Ticking
Senate Weighs In On Budget
Committee Work Continues
Springtime at the Statehouse
Entering the Final Stretch
Punishment to Fit the Crime
Overcoming a Filibuster
Toiling Toward Consensus
Committee Activity Continues
State Worker Pay Raise Passes
Celebrating Our Independence
An Emotional Hearing
The State of the State
The Session Begins
Prior Year Archives
As the song goes, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Lights and decorations adorn every street corner, holiday music on the radio, brightly-wrapped presents under Christmas trees and schedules packed with parties and family gatherings — it certainly feels like Christmastime.
Honoring Those Who Serve
Protecting the Integrity of Our Elections
Wrapping up the Extra Legislative Session
Moving Forward with Extra Session
A Special Relationship
Returning to the State Capitol
An August Tradition: The Missouri State Fair
Best Time of the Year
The Best Part About Being a Lawmaker
Another Fair Season
Extending Agricultural Priorities
Securing Our State
Investing in Agriculture and Our Rural Communities
Protecting Our Farmland Farmland is a precious resource in our state, serving a wide range of functions.
Honoring “Old Glory" It was 1777, and the war for independence had been raging for two years already.
Protecting the Integrity of Our Elections Elections are at the foundation of the way our government operates.
Wrapping Up A Successful Session The 2022 legislative session has come to a close.
Protecting Property Rights On May 5, the Senate passed an important piece of legislation to protect Missourians’ private property rights, as well as the value of farmland
Missouri Senate Passes Budget After a marathon voting session, the Missouri Senate passed its version of the state operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Budgeting Time for the Budget Over this past week, the Senate’s Appropriations committee has been working through the state’s proposed operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Helping Our State Workers As the General Assembly enters the final four weeks of the 2022 legislative session, I have several pieces of good news to report.
Plowing Ahead with Priorities There’s an old Irish proverb that says “You will never plow a field if you only ever turn it over in your mind.”
Moving Through the Legislative Process It was another busy week in the Missouri State Capitol, as lawmakers continue to shepherd priority bills through the legislative process.
Starting the Second Half of Session The Missouri General Assembly was back in full swing, as we enter the second half of this year’s legislative session.
Getting Ready to Celebrate 250 Years of Freedom
The Legislature reached a milestone on Feb. 24 by passing its first bill of the 2022 legislative session. House Bill 3014 is a supplemental budget bill that helps fund a variety of state operations and obligations through the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends on June 30.
“Not of Words but of Deeds” “I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds…” These are the opening words of the FFA Creed, which gets recited by every young person who puts on that famous blue corduroy jacket.
Moving Priorities Forward We’ve come to the end of the first month of the 2022 legislative session, and a number of priorities are moving through the legislative process.
On Jan. 19, lawmakers from both legislative chambers gathered together to hear the governor deliver his State of the State address.
On Jan. 10, the Missouri General Assembly began its first full week of legislative activity of the 2022 legislative session, and already we’re tackling some of the big issues.
The State Capitol is once again alive with the rush of legislative activity, as the Second Regular Session of the 101st General Assembly gets underway.
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