Dan Hegeman

Mizzou Alumni Association Recognizes Dan Hegeman With Geyer Award

Missouri Senator Dan Hegeman has received the Henry S. Geyer Award from the Mizzou Alumni Association. Each year, the MAA presents the Geyer Award to one elected official and one citizen who exemplify the dedication and spirit of Henry S. Geyer, a state representative from Saint Louis. Sabrina McDonell, president...
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Senator Dan Hegeman sponsors re-appointment to State Fair Commission

State Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, is proud to sponsor a resident of the 12th Senatorial District who will serve on the Missouri State Fair Commission. Byron Roach of Cameron has spent the past 11 years as vice president of public relations and special projects at the Northwest Power Cooperative in Cameron and has been employed by Northwest since 2000.
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Merry Christmas – State Senator Dan Hegeman

With Christmas Day just around the corner, many families are busy preparing for the holiday. During this time, as we gather close to loved ones, observing old traditions and making new memories, it’s important we not lose sight of the reason for the season: celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior, by embracing the spirit of giving.

Letting Missourians Decide What Is Best – State Senator Dan Hegeman

Since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic last year, there has been a number of cities and counties throughout our country that have made tough decisions intended to protect the health of the residents of their communities. While I realize these actions have been taken out of an abundance of caution, we have seen a number of businesses close, along with people losing employment because of these actions.

Improving A Fundamental Right & Privilege – State Senator Dan Hegeman

Among the things that sets this country apart from others is allowing people to vote for their leaders. Ever since the pandemic started last year, we have learned this right can be fragile and needs to be protected at all costs. Since the spring of last year, we have had several elections and have seen a number of approaches to letting people vote. Now that we have had a chance to see how varying methods of voting can and cannot work, I believe it is time to take what we know and put it to the best practice.

Senator Dan Hegeman and Representative Rusty Black receive MCCA Distinguished Legislator Award

Photo 1: Senator Dan Hegeman with NCMC President, Dr. Lenny Klaver. Photo 2: Representative Rusty Black with NCMC President, Dr. Lenny Klaver. Senator Dan Hegeman and Representative Rusty Black were recently recognized by the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) for their service to North Central Missouri College and community colleges across the state. Senator Hegeman and Representative Black received the 2021 Distinguished Legislator award at the statewide MCCA convention held in Branson, Missouri. This award is given annually to legislators that persistently support Missouri community colleges and community college students.

Preparing For My Final Legislative Session – State Senator Dan Hegeman

While the Missouri General Assembly normally conducts its work from January through May during the course of the regular legislative session, lawmakers did spend some extra time in the Capital City this year because of an extra legislative session. This particular session was rather short, and we completed it in June. Since then, I have been talking with people in the great northwest part of our state, getting the pulse of our community, before I return to Jefferson City for what will be my last legislative session as a member of the General Assembly.

To Be Thankful In A Trying Year – State Senator Dan Hegeman

Every year that goes by, whether we realize it or not, Thanksgiving provides an increasingly rare opportunity. As we have become more mobile as a society, with relatives scattered about, or mobile in our communications, it seems we seldom have opportunities to slow things down a bit. Many of us see Thanksgiving as that rare opportunity to break from the “helter-skelter” and enjoy the fellowship of family and friends.

Honoring Those Who Wear The Uniform – State Senator Dan Hegeman

This Thursday is Veterans Day, a day our nation sets aside each year to recognize and thank all those, living and dead, who have answered the patriotic call to serve in the United States Armed Forces, whether during a time of war or peace. Our veterans have proudly, courageously and selflessly defended our nation and protected our citizens, and we are all indebted to them.

Remember To “Fall Back” This Weekend – State Senator Dan Hegeman

Once again, we have reached the time of year when the days are about to get shorter. We have been in autumn for a month now, but things are about to change for us once again because we are about to return to standard time. Daylight-saving time dates back to...

A Troubling Intrusion – State Senator Dan Hegeman

For the past year and a half, our country has endured a pandemic. Unfortunately, when it looks like the worst is behind us, something stops the momentum. For instance, the delta variant of the coronavirus took us from the good-news scenario of daily numbers of people testing positive to a level that rivaled the worst days of the virus last year.

Why You Should “Buy Missouri” – State Senator Dan Hegeman

We have heard so many stories about local businesses having a hard time staying open, in part because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and also because of a lack of employees. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says approximately 60 percent of small businesses have experienced some sort of setback because of the pandemic, from the inability to keep enough people on staff to having to close forever.

Money Back After You Fuel Up – State Senator Dan Hegeman

For the last several years, a lot of people have been looking at ways to improve Missouri’s roads and bridges. At the forefront has been the state of I-70 through Missouri, which is among the nation’s most-travelled interstates. But, it is not only the big highways that are aging. As we well know, lettered routes are amongst the more dangerous roads throughout our state. What is needed is a way to pay for improving all of these roads, and the solution to this challenge is something the Missouri General Assembly has been working on for years.

Redrawing The State’s Legislative Boundaries – State Senator Dan Hegeman

Among the priorities already in place for the 2022 legislative session is the redrawing of the state’s congressional districts. Every 10 years, the federal government collects census data. In addition to simply knowing how many people live in our country, these statistics give us the information we need to redraw the boundary lines for our state’s legislative and congressional districts. This is a process that normally takes some time after the census numbers are in. As with everything else over the past year and a half, COVID-19 also disrupted this work.

Harvest Time Is Upon Us – State Senator Dan Hegeman

Believe it or not, it is almost October. The days are quickly growing shorter, the air is getting cooler and our wonderful farmers are beginning to harvest their crops. This means they will be delivering those goods to market very soon, and it takes them just a little longer to get there than it does for the rest of us.

Veto Session Comes & Goes – State Senator Dan Hegeman

Each year, the Missouri General Assembly gets the opportunity to review those bills that were given the “thumbs down” from the governor. It is a part of our system of checks and balances. Deciding to override a veto is also a good way to take a second look at something that may have been a good idea a few months ago, but something changed and undoing a veto could make a real impact.

To Override Or Not To Override – State Senator Dan Hegeman

Every year, the Legislature has the opportunity to revisit any of the bills that were vetoed by the governor. It is a part of our system of checks and balances. Depending on the need for the legislation in question, lawmakers may decide to override a governor’s veto. This year will be no different, when the Missouri General Assembly returns to the Capitol for the annual veto session on Sept. 15.

Too Many Jobs, Not Enough People – State Senator Dan Hegeman

As I travel through the great northwest part of our state, I hear a familiar theme from employers. Throughout most of this year, they have been telling me how desperate they are for employees. Some of those business owners who had to either close or reduce hours last year now have to keep business hours shorter than they prefer, simply because they do not have enough people working to keep the front door open from 8 to 5.