Mid-Missourians generally agree with priorities

Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, is congratulated by Sen. Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, after both were sworn in at the opening of the 96th General Assembly for 2011.

Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, is congratulated by Sen. Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, after both were sworn in at the opening of the 96th General Assembly for 2011. Photo by Julie Smith.

Mid-Missouri lawmakers are excited to begin the work of improving Missouri’s economy, as the House and Senate leaders outlined Wednesday.

“It was pretty exciting,” freshman Rep. Mike Bernskoetter, R-Jefferson City, said after the House opening session. “I’m humbled and honored to serve the people of this community that I love so much.”

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Bernskoetter also said: “We’re going to try to do whatever we can to create jobs and get the economy going again, it sounds like.

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