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State of the District address held in Kirksville

State Representatives Nate Walker and Craig Redmon spoke at the State of District address in Kirksville Friday Morning. (KTVO/Raven Brown)

Missouri state representatives Nate Walker and Craig Redmon spoke at the State of District address in Kirksville Friday morning.

They met with constituents to update them on recent budgets and legislation and gave them a chance to ask questions and voice their concerns.

Representative Walker emphasized that the Missouri House worked very well this session as a team to put together a good budget and passed a lot of significant legislation while dealing with a, "dysfunctional Senate and freshman governor who is learning the ropes."

Walker said he is proud to be a member and do proactive things for the state of Missouri.

"We drafted legislation to deal with Right to Work, which is important and I think is a very powerful economic development tool," Walker said. "Certainly jobs are important . We're going to go into a special session come Monday and the call for that session relates to jobs and hopefully have a positive outcome from it."

Looking ahead to next year, Walker said he's been working on legislation regarding pensions.

He thinks it's important to work on ethics, economic development and higher education, including funding for Truman State University.

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