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Rep. Day on the first full week of the 2009 session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Jan. 18, 2009) — The first full week of the 2009 legislative session has come to an end. During the week we held the swearing in ceremony for the newly elected state-wide office holders. It was truly an honor to be a part of that day.

We elected our new Speaker of the House, Representative Ron Richard. Richard is an exceptional leader and is committed to taking our state in a promising direction, a direction of job growth and a stronger economy, both things that are needed now more than ever. I look forward to working with him in the coming months.

The Inaugural Ball was a very special evening. I was delighted to see so many friends, colleagues and supporters. I especially appreciate those of you who joined me in Jefferson City for the evening’s festivities. Hopefully you had a wonderful time and were able to enjoy the beauty of our Capitol as once again history was being made in our state.

We are ahead of schedule in the House and are beginning work to craft and carry out legislation that is intended to benefit you and your families. Our strongest initiative is the Family Recovery Plan, which Richard outlined in his opening day remarks and I have written about for a few weeks now. In today’s economy, many of our citizens are left without jobs and unable to support themselves and their families. The Family Recovery Plan seeks relief for the hard working tax-payers of our state. It focuses on property tax reform, making healthcare accessible and affordable while keeping out fraud and abuse, investing in alternative energy solutions and job creation and economic development throughout Missouri. The components of this plan work together to give Missourians the help they need during this economic downturn and into the future.

Richard also made committee appointments. I am very grateful for the duties he has given me, which are the chairmanship of the Committee on Veterans, vice-chairmanship of the Committee on State Parks and Waterways, and membership on the Committee on Professional Registration and Licensing as well as the Committee on General Laws.

Lastly a reminder about the 2009 Legislative Survey that is being conducted. If you have not already done so, please go to www.StateRepDay.com and click on the link to participate in the 2009 Legislative Survey. This is how you can have your opinion heard and counted.

The survey will close on Jan. 30. If you don’t have internet access, simply call my office at (573) 751-1446 and we will be happy to drop one in the mail to you.

Again, thank you for all your support and for making it possible for me to work to improve the lives of Missouri families. Your thoughts and suggestions are important to me and I welcome all calls, emails, and suggestions.

Contact information:
Rep. David Day
Missouri House of Representatives
148th District
Phone: (573) 751-1446
E-mail: david.day@house.mo.gov
Internet site: www.StateRepDay.com

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